Flexera Software's InstallShield Wins Visual Studio Readers Choice 2010 Award

For Sixth Year in a Row, Gold Standard Installation Development Solution Takes Top Honors in Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools Category

Schaumburg, IL - Nov 11, 2010 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management for application producers and their customers, today announced that the readers of Visual Studio Magazine have once again selected Flexera Software's InstallShield®, the leading installation authoring solution for the Microsoft® Windows® platform, as the winner of the Visual Studio Readers Choice 2010 Award in the Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools category. This is the sixth year in a row that InstallShield has won this prestigious award, reflecting Flexera Software's ability to sustain the highest levels of functionality, ease of use, and customer satisfaction with the software.

Each year, Visual Studio Magazine turns to its readers to recognize the most highly regarded and valued third-party tools in the Visual Studio and Microsoft .NET Framework development space. This year's Visual Studio Magazine Readers Choice Awards span 29 categories.

For more than 20 years, InstallShield has been the gold standard for building Windows software installations, integrated seamlessly with Visual Studio 2010. InstallShield 2011 makes it easy to build professional Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript software installers for desktop, server, Web, and mobile applications created using any language and framework in Visual Studio.

  • InstallShield 2011 has unparalleled support for .NET Framework 4, including new .NET Framework 4 prerequisites enabling installations to check for and install required applications and components during runtime.
  • InstallShield 2011 also integrates with Microsoft Team Foundation Server, a tool helping Visual Studio developers manage source code integration and automatic software builds. Developers can use the familiar Visual Studio IDE to effectively manage Visual Studio and InstallShield projects in a single environment with minimum effort.

This award from the Visual Studio developer community comes on the heels of InstallShield 2011 being recommended by Microsoft's Visual Studio team as an installation solution-of-choice for Visual Studio, and InstallShield technology being bundled with all copies of Visual Studio.

"We are very proud to have won this award for the sixth year running. InstallShield is Microsoft's installation solution of choice for Visual Studio and remains the clear favorite of Visual Studio users around the world," said Maureen Polte, director of product management for InstallShield at Flexera Software. "Our continued recognition by Visual Studio in this Readers Choice Award is a clear reflection of the state of the industry today-when most developers build applications with Visual Studio, they also build their installations with InstallShield."


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Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. We view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. Our Monetization and Security solutions help software sellers transform their business models, grow recurring revenues and minimize open source risk. Our Vulnerability and Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions strip waste and unpredictability out of procuring software, helping companies buy only the software and cloud services they need, manage what they have, and reduce compliance and security risk. The Flexera  RightScale multicloud management and cloud cost optimization solutions enable enterprises to drive top-line revenue while optimizing cloud usage to reduce risk and costs. Powering these solutions and the entire software supply chain, Flexera has built the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of market intelligence on technology assets. In business for 30+ years, our 1300+ employees are passionate about helping our 80,000+ customers generate millions in ROI every year. Visit us at www.flexera.com.

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