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InstallShield & AdminStudio Software Installation and Application Readiness Solutions

Flexera Software provides products for software licensing, entitlement management, software packaging, software installation and software compliance. The company's product families, including InstallShield and AdminStudio, support software installation, software and application readiness, software license entitlement and software compliance.

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AdminStudio Suite 2013 AdminStudio

AdminStudio Suite

Powering the Application Readiness Process for Desktop Transformation, Migrations to Windows 7 & 8, Virtualization and Cloud Computing

AdminStudio® Suite powers an enterprise's Application Readiness process, streamlining and accelerating migration to Windows 7 and 8, virtualization of desktop and server applications, mobile application management and day-to-day application packaging operations. It removes a major barrier to cloud adoption by automating the assessment, conversion and publishing of multiple virtual formats to both physical and cloud environments.

Its automation, integration with leading software distribution tools and workflow capabilities help companies streamline processes, leverage their investment in MSI packaged applications, publish physical and virtual software packages across hybrid environments from the client to the cloud and reduce the time and cost of application migration projects.

Trusted by more than 10,000 organizations, AdminStudio Suite eliminates the need for multiple standalone tools and provides an integrated solution for teams ranging from a single application packager to large distributed teams, reducing helpdesk calls and increasing user productivity by ensuring consistent and reliable application deployments.

AdminStudio Suite Products

AdminStudio

AdminStudio provides enterprise IT teams, including the MSI packager, with the most advanced software packaging tools to efficiently prepare reliable packages for desktop and server application deployment with a complete set of automated MSI packaging, customization, testing and management reporting capabilities. AdminStudio is the foundation of AdminStudio Suite, which also includes the following add-on packs: Application Compatibility Pack to automate testing for Windows 7 and 8, Internet Explorer and Windows Server, Virtualization Pack for preparation and management of virtual packages and Mobile Pack for managing Apple iOS and Windows Store apps.

AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack

AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack significantly reduces the time and effort involved in a migration to Windows 7 or 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10 by automatically assessing and fixing application compatibility issues.

AdminStudio Mobile Pack

AdminStudio Mobile Pack enables centralized management of mobile apps with the same tools and processes used for physical and virtual applications, enabling you to more effectively meet user demands for access to business apps from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

AdminStudio Virtualization Pack

AdminStudio Virtualization Pack provides enterprise IT teams the most advanced solution to efficiently prepare reliable virtual applications for deployment, with a complete set of compatibility testing, automated conversation, validation, editing, and management reporting capabilities.

AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Assessment

AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Assessment monitors the behavior of computers, users and applications, and provides full visibility into your desktop environment to help you plan more effectively, minimize risk and reduce user-centric computing and desktop virtualization costs.

Workflow Manager

Workflow Manager® is a Web-based process management tool to control application readiness processes like packaging, deployment, application virtualization and other desktop management processes.

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Flexera Installation Solutions

InstallShield 2013 InstallShield

InstallShield

How the World Builds App-V Packages and MSI Installers for Windows Applications

InstallShield® is the world's leading Windows installation development solution. InstallShield is designed to enable development teams to be more agile, collaborative and flexible when building reliable InstallScript and Windows Installer (MSI) installations for desktop, server, Web, and mobile applications. InstallShield is the only software installer that can build Microsoft App-V virtual packages.

InstallShield 2013

The world's #1 Windows software installer

New opportunities and fast-paced change continue to pervade the technology marketplace. To keep up, application producers need to adapt quickly, get to market faster, and deliver a seamless, contemporary customer experience. The global de facto standard on more than 500 million PCs, InstallShield is a strategic software installation development solution designed for traditional and agile development teams and their Windows and virtualized installation requirements. InstallShield includes automated tools to productize, install, and bundle software in application virtualization and traditional EXE and MSI formats.

Enterprises are also adapting to the new technology landscape. To support this transition, InstallShield provides application producers and enterprise developers with support for emerging technology and capabilities to easily deploy and manage their applications in enterprise cloud, virtual, and traditional environments.

Simplify virtual and cloud-based deployments

  • Use multi-tier installation templates to deploy web/server applications as a single cloud-ready package
  • Deploy to hybrid cloud databases with Windows Azure SQL Database support
  • Support enterprise application virtualization adoption by validating compatibility and createing Microsoft App-V packages

Most popular solution for Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio support

  • Comprehensive support for Microsoft Windows 7 & 8 — the fast, easy way to build Windows installers
  • Create installations directly within Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Support enterprise customers with ISO 19770-2 software inventory tags, PowerShell scripting, and Sideloading of Windows Store Apps

Deliver a seamless customer user experience

  • Create installers that match your company and product branding with InstallShield's Advanced UI editor
  • Support continuous release processes by streaming the latest updates and patches at install time, ensuring users always install the latest version
  • Localize installation text in 35 different languages

What's New in InstallShield 2013

  • Simplify Multi-Tiered Installations — Use multi-tier installation templates to deploy web/server applications as a single cloud-ready package
  • Automate Installing Windows Roles and Features — Avoid the risk of manual tasks by automatically installing Windows roles and features with an application's installation
  • Run PowerShell Scripts During Installation Setup — Streamline server configuration tasks by running PowerShell scripts; the enterprise scripting language of choice
  • Create Pure 64-Bit Installations — Deploy 64-bit applications using 64-bit installations that support Windows Server configurations where WoW64 has been disabled
  • Create Microsoft App-V Installations — Now Included with Premier!–Build both physical and virtual application packages from the same build process. Includes new support for App-V 5
  • Virtualization Suitability Testing — Ensure applications are compatible with enterprise application virtualization technologies, such as Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp
  • Windows 8 Validation Testing — Validate installations against Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 best practices from Microsoft
  • Windows 8 Start Screen Icon Pinning — Define the application shortcuts that are pinned to the Windows 8 start screen, delivering a clean first impression for the end-user
  • Updated Advanced UI Designer — Create contemporary install experiences using new Wizard design capabilities

 

InstallShield Collaboration

InstallShield 2013 Collaboration

Support Distributed Installation Development

Installation development used to be an isolated, tactical step at the tail end of an application development process managed by a dedicated team member. Today, however, it must be integrated into the agile development practices, where installation responsibilities are distributed amongst the team and are an essential element of the iterative, development process.

Support for Distributed, Collaborative Installation Development

InstallShield Collaboration has been significantly enhanced to better support distributed installation development by allowing product developers and technical writers to create and manage their portion of the installation. Key capabilities include:

  • A new project type called Developer Installation Manifest (DIM) which is a feature-sized collection of related items such as product files, shortcuts, registry entries, text file changes, IIS Web sites, and other elements that together make up a discrete portion of a product installation.
  • A new Developer Installation Manifest Editor that can be separately installed and used by the entire product development team to create and manage their installation files. The manifest can then be dynamically or statically linked by the Installation Author to the product's Basic MSI project — significantly streamlining and integrating the collaboration that is needed between product development and installation development — especially for decentralized, distributed teams.
  • The InstallShield Premier Edition includes 5 licenses of the Developer Installation Manifest Editor, enabling product development teams to immediately start working collaboratively.

 

InstallAnywhere

InstallAnywhere 2013

Create multiplatform installations for physical, virtual and cloud environments

InstallAnywhere is the leading multiplatform installation development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From a single project file and build environment, InstallAnywhere creates reliable installations for on-premises platforms-Windows, Linux, Apple OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, IBM iSeries-and enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure.

Reduce Software Development Time

InstallAnywhere enables even novice installation developers to create professional, customized setups for virtually any platform. It comes with a Project Wizard that helps you build an installation project that can install your software on multiple platforms. No matter how complex your application, InstallAnywhere gives you the tools to create reliable setups. It has powerful customization options, accessibility support, and advanced installation configuration options that make everything from simple projects to the most complex server software deployments manageable.

Impress End Users with Customized Installations

Installation is your customers' first impression of your product. Make it a great one with InstallAnywhere. You can use custom graphics, animation, and transparent images to create an installation experience that matches your software's branding. InstallAnywhere can automatically localize your installation text in 31 different languages.

What's New in InstallAnywhere 2013

Virtualization and the cloud continue to deliver a myriad benefits for both application producers and their customers. To accommodate both existing and emerging environments, producers must continue to support the physical configurations that customers still need and want, while delivering applications as cloud-based offerings.

Simplify Deployment of Web/Server Applications — Traditional, Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures

  • Create Pure 64-Bit Installations — Support Windows Server Core in the modern data center by creating pure 64-bit installations for Windows Servers that have disabled the 32-bit subsystem
  • Build Multi-Tier Virtual Appliances — Simplify evaluations and production deployments of multi-tier applications by bundling several virtual machines into a single enterprise-ready virtual appliance
  • Streamline Virtual Appliance Builds — Build faster and easier by creating virtual appliances directly from existing virtual machines
  • Support Emerging Technologies — Build 64-bit virtual applications
  • Smoother Navigation with Updated User Interface — More intuitive navigation with consolidated views and inline help

Support for the Latest Editions of Windows, Apple, Linux and Virtual Appliances

  • Apple OS X
    • Support for Java 7 on Apple OS X 10.8
  • Microsoft Windows
    • Support for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2
    • Support for Windows services (new to InstallAnywhere Professional Edition)
    • Support for Windows UAC (new to InstallAnywhere Professional Edition)
    • Windows Digital Signatures-save time and securely deliver your application by digitally signing your installation at build time
  • Virtual Appliances platform support
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • CentOS
    • SUSE Enterprise Linux