Do you find creating setup for installation of applications cumbersome or rather difficult? After applying much of your programming skills in developing an application or software, you always want its setup to be created quickly to make it ready for installation. For such thing to happen there is now a much smoother and faster way, “The InstallAware”, a software which creates completely free windows installer packages within just few clicks.
InstallAware Software, founded in 2003 by InstallShield alumni, is a software development company which focuses mainly on software installation tools that offer the highest compression ratios and bullet-proof installations. The company produces software installation and compression technologies for the Windows Installer (MSI) platform on the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
After installing InstallAware software, you will no longer be forced to learn complex installation programs or yet another awkward scripting language. The software guarantees hassle-free programming and enables the creation of a professional-looking, custom-made setup file in just a few mouse clicks.
The company has four products in its store InstallAware Express, InstallAware Developer, InstallAware Studio and InstallAware Studio Admin. All these products vary in features and usability.
• InstallAware Express provides an unmatched feature set, enabling you to build sophisticated installations in record time without any programming or scripting skills.
• InstallAware Developer is an installation solution for Windows Installer that enables MSI code scripting for rapid setup development without the high cost and steep learning curve of other setup solutions.
• InstallAware Studio is the only software installation solution which designs custom user interfaces, build multiple product variations from a single setup project with Compiler Variables for Windows, with the advantages of true rapid-Windows Installer development productivity.
• InstallAware Studio Admin is the premier software installation solution for Windows Installer that converts existing MSI and MSM databases to MSIcode scripts, repackage setups using PackageAware, emit setup projects with automation and much more.
Main features of InstallAware which makes it exceptionally different are:
MSIcode Script: InstallAware abstracts all MSI internals into an intelligible script called MSIcode, which then automatically be converted to a Windows Installer MSI database at build time, thus eliminating the need to learn the internals of Windows Installer.
Two-Way Integrated Editing (Visual view/Code view): Any changes made in the visual design are automatically integrated into the underlying MSIcode and vice- versa.
Increased compression ratios: InstallAware reduces the size of a setup by up to 67% using the best compression available –LZMA/BCJ2.
Partial Web Deployment: It delivers a functional stand-alone setup file with optionally downloadable Web Media Block files. Common frameworks like Microsoft .NET and SQL Server deploy very simply using InstallAware.
Customized/interactive Themes and Dialogs for a better end-user experience: You can choose from 17 pre-built themes and 43 dialog controls or you can customize your own.
Hybrid Installation Technology – New Native Code Setup Engine: InstallAware’s unique Hybrid Installation Technology helps you break through the Windows Installer barrier. Moreover, you get to switch between Native Code and Windows Installer setup engines at runtime, as often as you need.
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Competitive pricing: The software tags the appropriate cost. All editions of InstallAware are described below with various attributes. Company also provides Online Ordering with Instant Delivery service immediately receive your product license as soon as they receive the payments. Moreover you can order it through reseller channels also.
Express - US$999
Developer – US$1499
Studio – US$1999
Studio Admin – US$2999
What’s New with Version 12?
The InstallAware version 12 includes many new advanced features which makes it more powerful and comprehensive. These are:
InstallAware Digital Rights Management: InstallAware DRM protects any Win32, Win64, or .NET application – with zero changes to your existing source code.
Windows 7 Support: InstallAware now displays installation progress on the new Windows 7 Taskbar and even pins your applications directly on the Windows 7 Taskbar or the new Start Menu in Windows XP and higher.
Power Tweaks: You can choose your own tweaks with extensive on-line documentation. A setup packed with gigabytes of runtimes builds in seconds in Performance mode.
Besides these there many other changes in the version 12 like it targets all 32 and 64 bit versions of
Windows with one setup and one wizard, Virtualization of wizard, etc. thus, making it quite ahead from other installers.
Overall, InstallAware is supported by thousands of users worldwide and if you are also a good developer and programmer and want to make best use of time then InstallAware is a complete package for you which will save your time as well as will serve you in various ways.