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Visual Studio Installer projects no longer supported in Visual Studio 11, replaced by InstallShield LE

In the new beta version of Visual Studio 11 you can't open .vdproj files anymore. This project type was for Visual Studio Installer projects in the Setup & Deployment category, used to create Windows Installer (MSI) setups for your applications...

Links of the week 40

Here are some of the links that I tweeted during the past week: VSTO 4 ( 2010 ) Lessons Learned Christopher Painter discusses and MSDN article about installing Microsoft Office add-ins, and adds his own tips and advice. What about that WiX? Alek Davis...

Links of the week 39

In the past week, some topics evolved into a conversation - thanks to Christopher Painter who added more information where I simply tweeted links to articles that I came across: Problems with installations to IIS on Vista Rod Maupin blogged that Installations...

Microsoft will retire Visual Studio Installer

Since the release of Visual Studio 2010 users can get a limited edition of InstallShield free of charge. I just came across an announcement from Microsoft which has been posted two months ago. Candy Chiang, Program Manager Visual Studio Deployment, announces...

Links of the Week 31

Here are links to some articles that I came across during the past week, calendar week 31: New knowledge base article with detection information for all versions of the .NET Framework Aaron Stebner blogged about released versions and service packs of...

Advanced Installer 7.7 adds full support for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

On June 17th, 2010 Caphyon Ltd. announced the release of Advanced Installer 7.7. This release adds full support for the latest Microsoft development tools: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. The included Installer Repackager has also been improved...

Visual Studio 2010 and InstallShield LE available

On April 12 Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4. MSDN subscribers can download the English version immediately, the free Express edition and a trial version of Visual Studio Professional are also available for download. Localized...

More Information about InstallShield LE for Visual Studio

In addition to my blog post in December 2009 , here are links to some additional resources about the limited edition of InstallShield that will be included with Visual Studio 2010: InstallShield Limited Edition is available for download in Visual Studio...

InstallShield LE for Visual Studio 2010 (Beta) now available

As reported before , Visual Studio 2010 (currently in beta) includes an "InstallShield 2010" project template in the "Setup and Deployment" category. Back then the link didn't work, but now it's live. From the "InstallShield...

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 includes link to InstallShield Limited Edition

Some beta testers of Visual Studio 2010 pointed out that in the New Project dialog there is a new template called "InstallShield 2010". It's listed next to "Visual Studio Installer" under Other Project Types > Setup and Deployment...

Microsoft's recent Security Updates for Visual Studio break Windows Installer Updates

This problem was brought up in a question on the InstallSite Forum and is also mentioned in a blog post by Gauravb (who appears to be a Microsoft employee). The typical symptom is missing or not updated files after you install a Small or Minor Update...
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No joke – WiX will NOT Ship with Visual Studio

Several months ago, Microsoft had announced that the next version of Visual Studio (Visual Studio 2010, code name Rosario) will ship with a subset of the Windows Installer XML Toolkit ( WiX ). But on April 1st, 2009, Rob Mensching, the WiX project lead...

Deploying VSTO Office Add-Ins with Windows Installer

If you are creating Office add-ins you may find this two-part MSDN article useful. It describes how to install add-ins created with Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) using Windows Installer. The article uses Visual Studio to create the MSI. Deploying...

InstallShield Support for Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5 and VC++ 9

Macrovision released updates for InstallShield 2008 to support integration with Visual Studio 2008 and redistribution of the .NET Framework 3.5 and VC++ 9 runtime files: HOTFIX: Beta Support for Visual Studio 2008 UPDATE: InstallShield 2008 Basic MSI...

Microsoft to "productize" WiX

Rob Mensching reports that Microsoft will include a sub-set of the Windows Installer XML toolkit ( WiX ) in the next version of Visual Studio, code named Rosario. WiX is an open source project for authoring of Windows Installer (MSI) setups. While Microsoft...