Itasca, IL - Sep 15, 2016 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced the latest release of InstallShield®, the industry standard for development teams creating installers for Windows desktops, servers and cloud platforms. As highlighted in the keynote address at Microsoft Build 2016, InstallShield 2016 enables the transition to Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge (formerly known as Project Centennial) and Windows Server Apps (WSAs) with automatic compatibility tests and continuous build capabilities.
“Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes the Desktop Bridge, which enables existing desktop apps and games to be converted to use the modern Windows app packaging format. These converted apps offer cleaner installs, uninstalls and updates, and can be enhanced with Universal Windows Platform capabilities such as Live Tiles, Cortana and push notifications,” said Kevin Gallo, Corporate Vice President for the Windows developer platform at Microsoft. “We are thrilled that developers can now use InstallShield 2016 to distribute their existing apps and games through the Windows Store or existing distribution methods and access Universal Windows Platform capabilities.”
“Software vendors need the flexibility to support new technologies for Windows 10 and Windows Server, while still supporting Windows 7 and Windows 8 with MSI installers,” said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software. “Working in parallel with Microsoft, we are making it easy for our customers to transition their existing InstallShield MSI projects to build Universal Windows Platform and Windows Server App packages. InstallShield is the only product that enables developers to test their apps for compatibility with the Desktop Bridge and WSAs – saving countless hours of time, effort and investigative work.”
For a more detailed feature list and to begin a free trial, please visit InstallShield 2016.
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