By Logan Hutchinson
Yesterday Flexera Software launched InstallShield 2012 Spring – which picks up where InstallShield 2012 left off: empowering Software Producers with support for new Microsoft technologies, both traditional and agile development processes, and the unique product packaging needs of today’s global Software Producers.
InstallShield 2012 Spring includes the following new capabilities:
Hybrid Cloud Deployments – Microsoft® SQL Azure™ database scripting capabilities enable hybrid cloud SQL deployments
Pre-Release Support for Microsoft® Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012 – Install your applications on new Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, as well as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Support for Visual Studio® 11 – Build installations inside the new Visual Studio 11, as well as Visual Studio 2010, and deploy applications targeting .NET 4. Include new .NET prerequisites with installations
Advanced Wizard Page Editor and Redesigned Wizard Pages – Entirely new end-user interface with redesigned built-in wizard pages and a new wizard page editor to create a better run-time experience
Automatic Checking for Installer Updates and Patches – Automatic check and download of updates and patches at run-time
Suite Installation Enhancements – Easily bundle multiple products together into a single, unified installation. Ability to import and reference PRQ files as Suite packages, dynamic links for Suite packages, advanced reporting and logging on Suite packages as well as a new UI for custom conditions
Microsoft® System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support – Enables Software Producers to provide required deployment metadata to their Enterprise customers
Microsoft® PowerShell™ Support – Enables Software Producers to streamline installation scripting requirements
We invite you to learn more about our newest version of InstallShield – try it out with a free trial, attend a Webinar dedicated to the new features later this month, see what our beta test group had to say about the product, learn about a special FlexNet Connect On-Demand Subscription Offer to experience a new way of connecting with your install base or just see if you qualify for our free T-shirt and enter-to-win offers :)
We’d also like to take a moment to thank our InstallShield 2012 Spring Beta participants and congratulate the entire InstallShield 2012 Spring launch team! This includes Engineering, QA, Technical Documentation, Product Management, Product Marketing, Support, Back Office, Services and Training. This launch truly completes the story we started last year and was a tremendous effort by all.