Award-winning Installation Authoring Solution
Deployed on more than 500 million PCs globally, Macrovision's award-winning InstallShield technology combines power and flexibility with ease-of-use. First-time developers find it easy to create installations, while power users find its depth and flexibility perfect for developing complex software installations.
Creating a smooth end-user experience inspires users' confidence in your products. A high-quality installation tool is your first step in that direction. InstallShield enables you to author powerful and reliable installations-increasing end-user satisfaction, decreasing support costs, and accelerating your time to market.
InstallShield: Installation Creation Process
Reduce Development Time
Don't waste time worrying about your installations' compatibility with latest platforms. While most homegrown installation tools are not optimized for current industry standards, InstallShield, the leading installation tool, makes your life easy by ensuring that your installations not only work on but also take advantage of latest technologies. Thanks to InstallShield, you can now extend your Windows installations to configure database servers, Web services, and mobile devices.
InstallShield lets you quickly and easily customize any part of your installation—including the user-dialog sequence, file transfer, reboot, and even uninstallation—significantly reducing development time.
With InstallShield, you don't have to start your installations from scratch. You can quickly move pieces of an existing project (dialogs, custom actions, or features) to another installation project as well as create and manage re-usable project outlines, saving development time.
Easy to Learn and Use
InstallShield's intuitive IDE makes it easier than ever to create installations.
The Project Assistant guides you step-by-step through the common tasks required to build a setup—selecting deployment platforms, adding files, choosing run-time languages, and more.
InstallShield makes quick work of common installation tasks, dramatically increasing your efficiency no matter how simple or complex your installation. It automatically adds the latest source files at build time via linked folders, finds the required file dependencies, and intelligently adds third-party technology dependencies using dozens of popular objects and merge modules.
In addition, usability improvements in several areas of InstallShield 2008, including the Release, Custom Actions, and Sequences views, considerably shorten your learning curve.
Create High-Quality, Reliable Installations
No matter what your company size, InstallShield lets you easily create high-quality Windows installations.
InstallShield's simplified patch and upgrade creation, Standalone Build system support, debugging, and Build Report tools substantially increase the quality of your installations.
Use our powerful IDE with its automated wizards, templates, and pre-built objects that make it easy to package software, to provide your customers with the familiar and reliable "InstallShield" installation experience—a friendly, wizard-driven interface that makes it a breeze to successfully install and configure your software.
Maximize Team Efficiencies with Support for InstallShield Collaboration
InstallShield comes with support for InstallShield Collaboration—a plug-in for Visual Studio that lets distributed development teams collaborate better. You can now capture, test, maintain, and use installation requirements throughout the development process. InstallShield Premier Edition allows up to five developers to easily collaborate with their setup author. Licenses for additional developers can be bought separately.