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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.

AdminStudio Suite 2014 AdminStudio

NEW Flexera AdminStudio Suite 2014!

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 for packaging, planning, and delivery of physical, virtual, and mobile applications, ensuring faster service delivery and continuous and predictable deployment into increasingly complex computing environments. Automation, integration with leading software distribution tools, and workflow capabilities help companies streamline day-to-day application packaging operations and reduce the time and cost of mobile application deployment, Windows migrations and application virtualization.

Its automation, integration with leading software distribution tools, and workflow capabilities help companies streamline processes, leverage their investment in MSI packaged applications, and reduce the time and cost of application migration projects.

AdminStudio Suite Products


AdminStudio provides enterprise IT teams the most advanced solution to efficiently prepare reliable application packages for deployment with a complete suite of automated MSI packaging, customization, testing, and reporting capabilities.

Proven in benchmark tests to decrease application preparation time by up to 60%, AdminStudio streamlines the Application Readiness process and seamlessly hands off packages to leading software distribution tools.

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 suitability testing, automated conversion, validation, editing, and management reporting capabilities.

It automates conversion of multiple applications to Microsoft App-V and Server App-V, VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp formats, ensuring a consistent approach that is up to 9 times faster than using native tools, reducing the cost of virtualization initiatives focused on migrating to the cloud.

AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack

AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack significantly reduces the time and effort involved in ongoing Windows 7 and 8, Internet Explorer and Windows Server migrations by automatically assessing and fixing application compatibility issues. With over 10,000 automated checks for Windows 7 compatibility and auto-resolution of 95% of installation-related issues, Application Compatibility Pack simplifies scoping and delivery of day-to-day applications requests, ongoing Windows migrations and desktop transformation projects.

AdminStudio Mobile Pack

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

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 helps enterprise IT teams efficiently manage worldwide coordination of application packaging, adhering to industry best practices like ITIL.

Workflow Manager reduces costs and maximizes productivity by centralizing and standardizing procedures around MSI packaging and virtual application preparation, using Web-based process management to streamline and control the end-to-end Application Readiness process.

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Flexera Installation Solutions

InstallShield 2014 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 PCs, servers, and Web applications. InstallShield is the only software installer that can directly convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V virtual packages.

NEW Flexera InstallShield 2014!

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 and servers, 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.

Software customers are also adapting to the new technology landscape. To support this transition, InstallShield continues to invest in providing software developers with support for the latest desktop computing technologies, and unique solutions that simplify the deployment of web/server applications to 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 Microsoft Azure SQL Database support
  • Support enterprise application virtualization adoption by validating compatibility and creating Microsoft App-V packages

Most popular solution for Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio support

  • Comprehensive support for Microsoft Windows 7 & 8.x — 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 2014

  • Install Web Applications to Microsoft® Azure™ and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy — With new support for Microsoft Web Deploy, Suite/Advanced UI installations give your customers the flexibility to deploy web applications to their choice of infrastructure — local machines, remote servers in the data center or Microsoft Azure in the cloud.
  • Design DPI-Aware Installations — All InstallShield project types are now DPI-aware, ensuring an optimized user experience when your customers install software on high DPI devices.
  • Check for the Latest Setup Every Time an Installation is Run — Suite/Advanced UI installations can automatically check for the latest version of a setup any time the installation is run, including from the installation’s maintenance mode, making it simpler for users to find, download, and install your latest product releases.
  • Upgrade Multi-instance Installations — Develop upgrades that can detect the presence of multiple instances of a product on target systems, providing end-users with options to select the instance to upgrade. Now supports both major and minor upgrades.
  • Provision Virtual Machines from the InstallShield IDE for Testing Installations — Reduce testing time and eliminate manual steps by automatically provisioning virtual machines: choose test image snapshots, power on virtual machines, and stage setups directly from the InstallShield IDE. Supports VMware® vSphere, VMware Workstation, and Microsoft Hyper-V®.
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InstallAnywhere 2014 InstallAnywhere

InstallAnywhere 2014

Create Multiplatform Installations from a Single Project File — Physical, Cloud, and Virtual Environments

InstallAnywhere is the leading multiplatform development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent cross 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, and IBM iSeries — and enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure.

If you develop applications for multiple platforms in both on-premises and virtual environments, trying to manually create installations for each one is a time-consuming and error-prone process. It often leads to release delays and installation errors that frustrate end users and increase your support costs. For some, a lack of internal resources and skills may even prohibit them from taking advantage of the cloud and virtual environments.

InstallAnywhere makes it easy for even the most novice multiplatform installation developer to create professional installation software for virtually any platform in both physical and virtual environments. It is available in two editions: Professional and Premier.

Reduce Software Development Time

  • Build an installation project in minutes with the Project Wizard and Advanced Designer — no coding needed
  • Install software on multiple platforms and in both physical and virtual environments using one project file
  • Create installers of your most complex applications with advanced customization and configuration options and accessibility support

Impress end users with customized installations

  • Create installers that match your company and product branding using custom graphics, animation, and transparent images
  • Automatically localize installing text in 31 different languages
  • Give multiplatform installations the platform-specific functionality they need using extensive set of standard actions and custom code APIs

Simplify virtualization and cloud-based deployments

  • Easily create cloud-ready virtual appliances to deploy multiplatform applications automatically to Amazon EC2
  • Easily create enterprise-ready virtual appliances to deploy multiplatform applications automatically, OVF 1.1 Compliant

What’s New in InstallAnywhere 2014

  • Easier Application Upgrades — Simplify development and installation of upgrades with a new standard framework that automatically detects and removes prior versions of your application (Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack Editions)
  • Streamline Installs to MySQL — Simplify development of installations for multi-tier or Web/server applications by easily adding databases and supporting panels when deploying to the latest versions of MySQL. (Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack Editions)
  • Built-In Efficiency — Use new built-in panels that give your end users even more flexibility by supporting easier deployment of WAR files to local or remote Apache Tomcat 6, 7, and 8 servers. (Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions)
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