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Application Virtualization for Developers - Webinar by Flexera Software

I'm looking forward to this webinar because it's going to discuss a question that I'm also asking myself these days: "Is application virtualization the future of software installations?". Of course, the final answer will be "InstallShield"...

Acresso changes name to Flexera

Mark Bishof, President and CEO of Acresso Software, today informed customers that the company will change its name to Flexera Software effective October 12, 2009. They plan to issue a formal press announcement about this on October 13. But in his e-mail...

Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2010 brings support for the final released versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

When InstallShield 2010 was released, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were still in the Release Candidate (RC) state. Acresso now published Service Pack 1 to support the release versions (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and the included...

InstallShield 2010 Released

(Updated to fix broken hyperlinks) On October 18, 2009 Acresso released the latest version of their setup authoring tool InstallShield, which reportedly is used by over 71,000 ISVs and enterprises to create installers for Windows and mobile devices. What's...

End of Life for InstallShield German announced

Today Acresso announced the end of life for the German editions of InstallShield and for the German and French editions of InstallAnywhere. There will be no German edition of InstallShield 2010, and upgrade pricing from the German to the English edition...

30% Discount off InstallShield and InstallAnywhere Upgrades through April

For a limited time you can save 30% when upgrading to the latest versions of InstallShield or InstallAnywhere. This offer is valid for upgrades from InstallShield 12 or InstallShield 2008 to InstallShield 2009 and from InstallAnywhere 8, InstallAnywhere...

Chaining MSI Packages with MSI 4.5 White Paper

David Cole, Senior Software Engineer and Install Architect at IBM, has written a white paper called “Using Chained .MSI Packages to Componentize Your Windows Installer Setup”. The white paper is available from Acresso Software, the makers of InstallShield...

Acresso Special Offers in October

Acresso has started a new special offer for InstallShield and InstallAnywhere for October, and the AdminStudio offer also runs through Oct 30. Below is a summary of the current offers, and also some information about the price increase that was announced...

InstallShield and InstallAnywhere prices will go up

In an e-mail sent today, Acresso announced that effective November 1, 2008, prices will increase on InstallShield® and InstallAnywhere®. There were no details in the e-mail, but according to my information the prices for full versions and upgrades of...

Additional upgrade discounts from Acresso, including end-of-life products

Today Acresso extended the upgrade discount offer (10% off the upgrade price) that is available through the end of September (for AdminStudio: end of October) to the following product versions: InstallShield Express: versions 11, 11.5, 12, 2008 InstallShield...

Acresso announces end of life for InstallShield 11.x and InstallAnywhere 7, special upgrade discount offer

On August 27, 2008, Acresso announced the end of life of InstallShield 11 and 11.5. This includes Premier, Professional and Express Editions and all languages of these Editions. Acresso also announced the end of life of InstallAnywhere 7.x. To stay current...

InstallShield 2009 Express available

On August 27, 2008 Acresso released version 2009 of InstallShield Express, completing the InstallShield 2009 product family: Premier, Professional and Express. New features in this version include: Setup Prerequisites based on feature selection Visual...

Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2009 available [Update]

Only two weeks after the inital release of InstallShield 2009 Acresso published a service pack. The main purpose of SP1 is to add support for the release version of Windows Installer 4.5. The inital release only supported MSI 4.5 Beta 2. SP1 also fixes...

InstallShield 2009 Upgrade Caveats

There are many great new features, improvements and bug fixes in InstallShield 2009, as detailed in the release notes . But if you consider upgrading to the new version you also should be aware of some changes that might be a problem for your projects...

InstallShield 2009 released

Here's another TechEd announcement: InstallShield 2009 is available InstallShield 2009 - which is internally version 15.0 - is the first InstallShield release under the new company name Acresso. New features in this version include: Managed Code Custom...

Basic Introduction to InstallShield and Windows Installer

Found a nice blog article by Susan Gorman that introduces Windows Installer and InstallShield's role: Basic Introduction to InstallShield and Windows Installer