InstallAware Studio Admin is the premier software installation solution for Windows Installer that provides you with true Windows Installer rapid development productivity.
Top 10 Features:
New! First to Support Visual Studio 2017
With InstallAware, you are guaranteed to be at the bleeding edge of technology - always. We've built a track record of consistently being the first (and often the only) to support the latest technologies shipping from Microsoft. Now with one-click APPX Build (Desktop Bridge) for all your existing Visual Studio 2017 solutions, directly from the InstallAware Extension Toolbar!
Exclusive! MSI Customization without Complexity
InstallAware setups don't have to install any dependencies or scripting runtimes. Still, you can completely customize your setup even if you're unfamiliar with Windows Installer.
New! Free Unlimited Triple-Mode Web Updates
Deploy an unlimited number of royalty-free application updates to your end-users. Plus, its possible to customize the update user experience - freely edit update dialogs, and tweak the update logic. Choose scheduled updates, or manual on-demand update checking, or automatic updates to guarantee that the latest version of your application always gets run and/or installed. Also ideal for building dynamically updated Software Bundles with your product.
Exclusive! Post to Social Networks
Query for social network credentials at any time your setup is running on end-user systems. Tweet on Twitter, and Share on Facebook, obtaining the success state of the postings before continuing with your installation. Just create an app on Twitter and Facebook, paste your credentials in the new InstallAware plug-ins, and you're good to go social.
Exclusive! Aero Glass with Fading/Sliding Wizard Transition Special Effects
InstallAware is the first and only installer to ship with an Aero Wizard compliant user interface. Jump light years ahead of your competition - and remember that because nothing is hard-coded in InstallAware, you may easily create your custom Aero Glass user experiences! Now with fading/sliding wizard transition special effects to impress your app-savvy end-users.
New! Open Source Desktop Bridge - Toll Free Access to the UWP Highway
Cross Microsoft's Desktop Bridge toll-free, and steer all of your existing Win32, Win64, and .NET apps to the Universal Windows Platform highway as APPX packages. Full source codes of InstallAware's APPX Builder library, and a command line example program to do conversion, are provided under the GNU Affero General Public License v3. Create an APPX, and carry your applications to the future - for free with open source!
Exclusive! Bundle Other Installations
InstallAware contains features that let you run third-party installers as an integral part of your main setup, capturing progress feedback, and letting you customize the third-party installations on-the-fly.
Exclusive! Best End User Experience with Wizard Transition Special Effects
Impress your users while installing with interactive Flash presentations and HTML billboards. Choose from any of the stunning 17 pre-built setup themes. Now with the industry's first-and-only fading/sliding wizard transition special effects, built to impress your app-savvy end-users.
Exclusive! Industry's Best Compression, with 64-bit Compression Engine
Create the smallest possible packages using advanced LZMA/BCJ2 compression. This compression is so powerful, it reduces the .NET Framework to less than half its already compressed size. Compression is also spread across multiple CPU cores to linearly improve build speeds, and the new 64-bit compression engine handily defeats Microsoft's own runtime sizes.
Enhanced! Single Click Install for .NET 4.6.2, SQL Server 2016 SP1, VC++ 2017 Runtimes
Install a wide variety of runtimes and third party dependencies, including the .NET Framework 4.6.2, Internet Explorer 11, the Java Virtual Machine, SQL Server Express 2016 SP1, and the Crystal Reports Runtimes, in all their 32/64 bit versions.