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Flexera Software Launches InstallShield 2013
Application usage management provider Flexera Software has launched the latest version of its InstallShield installation development solution. InstallShield 2013 boasts a number of improvements over previous versions of the software, namely simpler preparation and installation of applications in both 64-bit and virtual environments, as well as "Microsoft's (News - Alert) latest platforms," namely Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
"The cloud provides tremendous market opportunities for application producers and efficiencies for their customers," said Maureen Polte, vice president of Product Management at Flexera Software. "But until today, building installations for cloud deployment has been a complex process. InstallShield 2013 is the first installation deployment solution to create software installations designed for compatibility with today’s cloud management platforms."
Indeed, InstallShield 2013 addresses the complexities inherent in installing multi-tiered applications by way of installation templates, which allow application producers to create installations that easily snap into virtual and cloud management platforms.
Likewise, this release enables application producers to ensure that their applications are deployable in virtualized environments. This is made possible with application virtualization suitability testing, a feature not found on any other installation solution, allowing producers to demonstrate to customers that their applications are compatible with leading virtual formats, such as Microsoft App-V.
InstallShield 2013 also allows for pure 64-bit installations for 64-bit applications — an essential feature, now that end-to-end 64-bit installations have become standard in data centers that run Windows Server Core.
As for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, InstallShield 2013 allows application producers to keep their application installations consistent in terms of look and feel with these operating systems, which depart from the style of previous versions of Windows significantly. An updated advanced user interface designer allows producers to conform to Microsoft best practices, while allowing developers to designate which application shortcuts should be pinned to the Start screen.
Finally, InstallShield 2013 is the first solution to include installation controls over Windows roles and features, allowing developers to do away with manual installation tasks in application documentation and providing a more streamlined installation process.
Edited by Blaise McNamee
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