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  • Industry Event

    ITAM Review Annual Conference 2018 – Australia
    Nov 27 - Nov 28 | Sydney, AustraliaAerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney

    The ITAM Review returns with our second annual conference on 27th & 28th November 2018 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney, with a focus on enabling the next generation of ITAM…

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  • Webinar

    Are You Ready for MSIX? Make the Transition Easy with InstallShield!

    MSIX, Microsoft’s latest deployment technology, is about to be announced. This webinar covers how to make the transition to MSIX easy with InstallShield.

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  • Blog

    Big Buzz on Microsoft’s MSIX—InstallShield is Ready

    We’re pleased to announce the release of InstallShield 2018 R2, which provides easy installation creation and conversion support for MSIX, the latest deployment type from Microsoft. Th…

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  • Free Download

    FlexNet Code Aware Free Download

    Download FlexNet Code Aware and Get Started Today. A free scan tool for developers. Scan Java, NuGet, and NPM packages for open source security and open source license compliance issues.

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  • Demo

    FlexNet Code Aware Report

    A demo of the report generated after running a scan with this powerful Software Composition Analysis Tool.

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  • Success Story

    Realtek: Streamlines Production and Improves Compliance with InstallShield Concurrent Licensing

    Global semiconductor provider turns to InstallShield concurrent licensing to streamline production, ensure compliance and improve overall efficiency and collaboration across business proce…

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  • eBook

    Deploying Complex Apps in a Whole New Way

    Learn how to build traditional multiplatform installations, virtual appliances and Docker images all from a single InstallAnywhere project.

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  • Success Story

    Trend Micro: Creating installers 50% faster with InstallShield Concurrent Licensing

    See how this global leader in IT security significantly increases the speed of installation development, improves customer satisfaction and enhances market competitiveness.

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  • Success Story

    Video Surveillance Product Supplier Improves Installation Development Efficiency Through Concurrent Licensing Model

    Learn how the InstallShield Concurrent Licensing model helps this leading video surveillance supplier create a highly efficient packaging and installation process and shift development foc…

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  • Video

    Simplifying License Management for InstallShield and InstallAnywhere

    Understand the benefits of concurrent and node-locked licensing models and make the best choice to increase productivity for your development team using InstallShield and InstallAnywhere f…

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  • Video

    Deliver a Winning Installation Experience with InstallShield and InstallAnywhere

    See how Bob, VP of Product Management at the fictional Success Corp., gives his engineering team more time to build amazing features, get products to market faster and create an outstandin…

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  • Success Story

    Clearion Software: Converted from Competitor’s Installer to Increase Reliability and Save Time

    Learn why Clearion Software switched from a competitor to InstallShield for its ease-of-use and intuitive flexibility when building installers.

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  • Demo

    InstallAnywhere Product Demo

    View a Demos on Demand product demonstration video on InstallAnywhere, the leading multiplatform installation development solution.

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  • Demo

    InstallShield Product Demo

    View a Demos on Demand product demonstration video on InstallShield, the world’s leading Windows installer solution.

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  • Datasheet

    Compare InstallShield Versions

    Compare features by the latest releases.

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  • Datasheet

    Compare InstallShield Editions

    Compare features by edition.

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  • White Paper

    Five Tips for Delivering Working Software with Agile

    This white paper discusses the five ways that teams can integrate installation into their agile processes, improving application quality, providing for better customer satisfaction and fur…

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  • White Paper

    Best Practices for Building Multi-Platform Installers

    This white paper discusses the fundamentals of installation planning and how to manage installation projects according to proven best practices.

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  • Free Trial

    InstallShield Professional Trial

    The InstallShield Professional Edition is a powerful yet easy-to-use solution, ideal for both novice and seasoned installation developers. Register for a 21 day free trial of InstallShie…

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  • Free Trial

    InstallAnywhere Trial

    InstallAnywhere is our most powerful tool for creating professional, customized installations for multiple platforms. It provides the ultimate in technology support, configuration options,…

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  • Free Trial

    InstallShield Premier Trial

    The top-tier InstallShield Premier is the most powerful, capable, and widely used solution among installation developers worldwide. Register for a 21 day free trial of InstallShield Premie…

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  • Datasheet

    InstallAnywhere Datasheet

    Create multiplatform installations for physical, virtual and cloud environments.

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  • Datasheet

    Converting Visual Studio Installation Projects to InstallShield Projects Datasheet

    Read the benefits of switching to an InstallShield project.

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  • Datasheet

    InstallShield 2018 Datasheet

    Build reliable installers for Windows installers and MSIX packages.

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  • Success Story

    Websense: Reliably Installs their Solution on Multiple Platforms using InstallAnywhere

    Websense uses InstallAnywhere to reliably install their Websense Web Security solution on Windows, Linux, and V-Series Websense appliances. InstallAnywhere simplifies and streamlines softw…

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  • Success Story

    iPass: Growing Revenue by Generating Installers that Meet Critical Requirements of Enterprise Customers

    Learn why iPass switched to InstallShield to generate installers.

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  • Blog

    InstallShield Suite Updates - Get Your Customers on the Latest Version

    Every software supplier knows that it’s not always easy to move customers to the latest and greatest version of a software product. Some take months, some even years to upgrade –…

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  • Blog

    Start Your App Modernization Journey with Microsoft’s MSIX

    What is MSIX? Microsoft has announced a new packaging format – MSIX, at the Build 2018 conference. It is the next generation software deployment model for Windows platform, bringing in…

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  • Datasheet

    Don’t Stress. Assess your OSS. Introducing Flexera’s FlexNet Code Aware
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  • Blog

    Missing Installer Project? Stay Calm and Carry On!

    When thinking about creating installation projects, most think of using products such as InstallShield to create them.  Over time, you can produce hundreds of windows installer projects…

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  • Webinar

    What’s New in InstallAnywhere 2018

    In this webinar, learn how InstallAnywhere 2018 helps mitigate the risks of OSS code vulnerabilities with a quick scan of your project.

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  • Blog

    What’s New in InstallAnywhere 2018: A Webinar

    Protect Your Project From OSS Vulnerabilities In this complimentary webinar, learn about the latest enhancements to InstallAnywhere 2018. This release showcases InstallAnywhere 2018 as your…

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  • Webinar

    What’s New in InstallShield 2018

    Learn about the latest enhancements to InstallShield 2018. This release showcases InstallShield 2018 as your first line of defense against OSS security and IP compliance risks with a quick…

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  • Blog

    Happy 30th, InstallShield!

    With the pace of technology today, what we’re commemorating is pretty amazing. InstallShield — 30 years of anticipating technology changes. Today’s InstallShield enables de…

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  • eBook

    Your Fast Track to Profit in the Windows Store

    Make more money — learn how to repackage your Win32 desktop apps for the Windows Store using InstallShield and Microsoft's Desktop Bridge

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  • Datasheet

    FlexNet Code Aware Datasheet

    Automated open source risk assessment and package discovery solution.

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  • Webinar

    Your Fast Track to Profit in the Windows Store

    In this webinar, product marketing experts from Microsoft and Flexera Software show how you can easily repackage your InstallShield apps for acceptance into the Windows Store to reach more…

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  • Webinar

    Project Centennial: A Bridge to the Future of Desktop Installations

    Learn how Microsoft’s Project Centennial technology applies to developing installations with InstallShield.

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  • Datasheet

    InstallShield MicroConsulting Service

    InstallShield MicroConsulting Service provides dedicated time on two or three topics, training or troubleshooting, delivered remotely by a Flexera Software consultant

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  • Webinar

    Deploy Complex Apps in a Whole New Way

    Learn how to build traditional multiplatform installations, virtual appliances, and Docker images all from a single project file using InstallAnywhere.

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  • Datasheet

    InstallShield Suites

    Bring modular development practices to your installations while ensuring a simple and familiar installation experience for your customers.

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  • White Paper

    Managing the Life Cycle of a Suite/Advanced UI Installation

    This white paper offers help in planning a new version of a Suite/Advanced UI installation that may, for example, introduce a new package, upgrade a package, remove a package, replace two…

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  • Video

    Deliver a Winning Installation Experience with InstallShield and InstallAnywhere

    See how Bob, VP of Product Management at the fictional Success Corp., gives his engineering team more time to build amazing features, get products to market faster and create an outstandin…

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  • Webinar

    Installation Best Practices: 5 Tips for Building Upgrades, Updates and Patches

    Creating software updates is standard procedure for virtually every software company in the world. Knowing the best practices to follow when creating and deploying an update-friendly Windo…

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  • White Paper

    Microsoft App-V: What Software Developers Should Know

    Download this white paper to learn about Microsoft App-V and how it is impacting software installation development.

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  • Video

    InstallShield: Steps to Create App-V Packages

    InstallShield Product Manager Ken Hilker conducts a demo on how to create App-V packages and shares three essential steps for users. This video is part of a series of mini-demos highlighti…

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  • Video

    InstallShield: Project Assistant

    InstallShield Product Manager Ken Hilker demonstrates how to build a Windows Installer installation using the InstallShield Project Assistant. This video is part of a series of mini-demos…

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  • Video

    InstallShield: New Windows 8 Configuration Options

    InstallShield Product Manager Ken Hilker walks through a demo of the new Windows 8 configuration options included in InstallShield 2013. This video is part of a series of mini-demos highli…

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  • Video

    InstallShield: MSI Languages

    InstallShield Product Manager Ken Hilker provides a demo on how to add multiple languages to an installation using InstallShield. This video is part of a series of mini-demos highlighting…

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  • Video

    InstallShield: Simplifying Multi-Tier Installations

    InstallShield Product Manager Ken Hilker provides a demo on how InstallShield 2013 improves the process for packaging and deploying complex server applications. This video is part of a ser…

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  • Video

    InstallAnywhere 2014 Product Demo

    InstallAnywhere 2014 includes new capabilities that simplify the creation and deployment of multi-tier Web/server applications for traditional, virtual and cloud infrastructures. Additiona…

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  • Video

    InstallShield: How to Configure Pure 64-bit Applications

    InstallShield Product Manager Ken Hilker conducts a demo highlighting capabilities to support the pure 64-bit configuration. This video is part of a series of mini-demos highlighting Insta…

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  • Video

    InstallShield 2013: A Customer Perspective

    InstallShield customer Ron Guggisberg describes how InstallShield is a critical component of Matrix Systems’ internal development process. InstallShield saves time and money and redu…

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  • Video

    InstallShield 2014 Product Demo

    The newest version of the world’s leading Windows installer, InstallShield 2014 continues to lead the industry by simplifying installations of complex Web/server applications with su…

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  • Video

    InstallShield 2013 Introduction

    This video introduces InstallShield 2013 - the newest version of InstallShield, the world's leading Windows installation development solution used by over 80,000 application producers on m…

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  • Webinar

    Best Practices for Building Linux Installers

    Linux developers, stop building RPM packages that don't install properly. Watch this Webinar to learn how to build professional Linux installers fast that install reliably on Red Hat, SUSE…

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  • Webinar

    InstallShield Standalone Build

    Watch this Webinar to learn about the InstallShield Standalone Build, its benefits, and how it is licensed.

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  • White Paper

    MSI Run-Time Logging and Debugging

    The debugging techniques described in this white paper include investigating Windows Installer error codes, generating and interpreting Windows Installer log files, and using the InstallSh…

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  • White Paper

    Validating MSI Updates and Patches

    This white paper describes the rules for validating MSI updates and patches and how to address any validation warnings or errors that occur.

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  • White Paper

    Types of MSI Custom Actions

    Learn about the types of custom actions supported by Windows Installer, including launching executables, calling DLL or script functions, setting Property-table properties and Directory-ta…

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  • White Paper

    Building MSI Updates and Patches

    Learn about the changes you make to a Windows Installer (MSI) installation package for it to behave as the desired type of update or patch.

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  • White Paper

    What Installation Authors Need to Know About COM Extraction

    Learn about various types of COM extraction available in InstallShield and how-to switch between methods.

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  • White Paper

    Using Chained MSI Packages to Componentize Your Windows Installer Setup

    Written by David Cole, Senior Software Engineer at IBM, this white paper describes using chained .msi packages in InstallShield and MSI 4.5 to componentize a setup. You will learn how…

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  • White Paper

    MSI Sequences and Standard Actions

    Learn about Windows Installer sequences and the built-in actions that make up a typical MSI installation program.

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  • White Paper

    MSI Installation Design Issues and Best Practices

    Learn about several techniques and design issues to always consider when working with different parts of the Windows Installer (MSI) technology. Also available in Japanese.

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  • White Paper

    Fixing Design-Time Validation Errors

    This white paper discusses different types of validation, including build warnings and errors, Internal Consistency Evaluator (ICE) validation, and update and patch validation.

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  • White Paper

    Designing an Update-Friendly MSI Installation

    Learn expert tips for how to design an MSI setup to best prepare it for future upgrades.

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  • White Paper

    Agile Practices and Installation Development

    Learn about how installation development is increasingly integrated into agile development practices. Agile processes are characterized by multiple iterations and frequent delivery of work…

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  • White Paper

    Migrating InstallShield Multiplatform Projects to InstallAnywhere White Paper

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  • White Paper

    Customizing Your Uninstaller

    Learn how to build customized uninstallers to control the removal of products and features.

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  • White Paper

    Building Console and Silent Installers

    Learn best practices for building crossplatform installers in console mode (for command-line-driven installations) and silent installations (for working with limited or no user interaction…

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  • White Paper

    Shell vs. Java: Overcoming the Challenges of Shell Scripting for UNIX Installations

    Learn about the difficulties with attempting to develop UNIX installations using shell scripts, and how Java is being used as a successful alternative to shell scripting.

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  • White Paper

    Introducing Merge Modules

    This white paper discusses the benefits of Merge Modules and the different Merge Module types.

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  • White Paper

    Creating InstallAnywhere Installations for Hybrid (32-Bit & 64-Bit) Windows Applications

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  • Free Trial

    InstallShield Express Trial

    The InstallShield Express Edition is a quick and easy solution for creating reliable MSI installations. Register for a 21 day free trial of InstallShield Express.

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  • Datasheet

    Concurrent Licensing Datasheet

    Concurrent licensing available for large customers (Premier Edition only): This alternative to the traditional node-locked (named) licensing provides large customers with an option to purc…

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  • Datasheet

    Concurrent Licensing Datasheet

    Concurrent licensing available for large customers (Professional and Premier Editions): This alternative to the traditional node-locked (named) licensing provides large customers with an o…

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  • Success Story

    Yantra Delivers Flexible and Intuitive Installations with InstallAnywhere

    Yantra Corporation, the leading provider of distributed commerce management solutions, uses InstallAnywhere to deliver its Distributed Commerce Management applications to customers quickly…

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  • Success Story

    BEA Creates Easy-to-Install Software with InstallAnywhere

    See how BEA, one of the world's leading software providers, uses InstallAnywhere to deliver flexible installation solutions to its end-users quickly and easily.

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  • Success Story

    Vitria: Enhancing the User Experience Starting with the Installation Process

    Using InstallAnywhere, Vitria now simplifies the process of creating installers for its software products. By reducing the time spent creating an installer by 75 percent, the company creat…

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  • Success Story

    McCabe and Associates Creates Flexible, Multi-Platform Installations with InstallAnywhere

    McCabe & Associates, the leading provider of software configuration management, defect tracking, testing, and quality assurance solutions to the software development community, relies…

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  • Success Story

    Infragistics Creates Flexible and Intuitive Installations with InstallAnywhere

    Infragistics, an established leader in providing components and professional services for the accomplished developer, relies on the InstallAnywhere multiplatform installer to install and c…

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  • Success Story

    Moai Creates Flexible and Intuitive Installations with InstallAnywhere

    Moai Technologies, a leading e-sourcing infrastructure provider, uses InstallAnywhere to deliver its enterprise-class LiveExchange and CompleteSource solutions to customers anywhere, on mu…

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  • Success Story

    Global Business Process Outsourcing Provider: Delivered a Professional and Reliable Install Experience

    A global business outsourcing provider contracted by the Federal Government to develop a major application with complex requirements and an extremely tight deadline delivers a quick, profe…

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  • Success Story

    NetApp: Developed Reliable Software Installations 70% Faster

    Learn how NetApp switched from WiX to InstallShield in order to develop reliable software installations 70% faster.

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  • Webinar

    Agile and Installation Development: Supporting Agile Projects with Flexible Installation

    Special guest speaker Peter Varhol discusses the importance of a professional crossplatform installer package as part of an agile process. Discover how to optimize installation developme…

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  • Webinar

    Why Concurrent Licenses Are the Best Value for InstallShield and InstallAnywhere Users

    Are you having trouble moving node-locked licenses (per user, per desktop) of InstallShield and InstallAnywhere from computer to computer? Watch this brief Webinar to learn about the val…

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  • Webinar

    Agility and Cloud Development: How Agility in Development Supports Cloud Development and Installation Practices

    Learn how agility in development supports the Enterprise transformation, including cloud development and installation practices. You will also hear how seamless build and installation of…

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  • Webinar

    Best Practices for Building Installations in Visual Studio 2010

    Watch this Webinar to learn best practices for building reliable Windows Installer (MSI) installations inside the Visual Studio 2010 interface.

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  • Webinar

    Get Installations Ready for Windows 7

    Make sure your installations are compatible with Windows 7 by watching this webinar. It highlights the new features of Windows 7 and Windows Installer 5 impacting your installations and…

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  • Webinar

    Expanding Agile Practices to Software Installation Development

    Watch this Webinar from Visual Studio Magazine to learn how to build software installations according to agile best practices.                …

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  • Webinar

    Application Virtualization: What Developers Should Know

    What are the benefits of offering your products as virtual applications? Watch this webinar and find out for yourself.

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  • Webinar

    Best Practices for a Collaborative Team

    This informative webinar illustrates how to leverage your installation application in a team environment with multiple engineers. We will demonstrate the best practices to help your team s…

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  • Webinar

    Push Updates & Patches, Install Base Intelligence & More: A FlexNet Connect Webinar for InstallShield Customers

    Join us for this free Webinar which will include an overveiew of the benefits of FlexNet Connect, as well as use cases to help you reap the benefits of your FlexNet Connect On-Demand Subsc…

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