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New InstallAware X4 with Windows Store Bridge, Social Plug-Ins

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

InstallAware X4 is launching on Friday this week, following the conclusion of a nine month intensive R&D cycle and crowning InstallAware‘s 12th year in the business: Windows Store Bridge: Get your Win32, Win64, and .NET apps in the Windows Store TODAY – including elevation, admin level wizardry, and full system access. Microsoft underwhelmed us a [...]

How to Comply With Microsoft’s New Code Signing Policy Using InstallAware X3’s New Build Events

Monday, February 8th, 2016

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to make your installer packages conform with Microsoft’s new code signing policy. The “Windows Enforcement of Authenticode Code Signing and Timestamping” is effective as of January 1, 2016. This new policy basically mandates the deprecation of SHA-1 code signing certificates, time stamps, and file hashes [...]

InstallAware X3 Update Now Shipping

Monday, January 11th, 2016

We’ve just released InstallAware X3 Update, a free upgrade for all existing customers of InstallAware X3: New Runtimes: Including .NET FX 4.6.1, VC++ 2015 Update 1, and SQL Express 2012 with Service Pack 3. 50% Better Compression: SQL Express 2012 with Service Pack 3 goes down to half of its already Microsoft-compressed size. Updated Visual [...]

Update: An Exciting Scene from the New Star Wars Film

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Scene wasn’t in this episode. Probably in one of the other ones, then

InstallAware Wins Visual Studio SimShip Award

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Marking our fourth award in a row, Microsoft have recognized InstallAware‘s contributions to the Windows 10 eco-system with a Visual Studio Sim-Ship Award! As prepare to welcome 2016 in excitement of the coming holidays, we thought we’d put together a small holiday gift for you, our loyal developers – without whom we wouldn’t have lasted [...]

InstallAware Wins Two ComponentSource Awards

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

2015 has been a year of phenomenal success for InstallAware – so much that we’re having trouble keeping track of all awards that are coming in! We just won two more awards from our favorite reseller, ComponentSource: 1) Top 100 Product Award 2) Top 50 Publisher Award We’re thrilled to be working with our friends [...]

Windows 10 Build 1511 with InstallAware Zero-Day Support

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

The first big update to Windows 10 is here, and InstallAware provides zero-day support for it – requiring absolutely no changes to any installations you have built and distributed out in the field. InstallAware Studio X3 is not only more affordable. It is also far more capable than any other commercial or open source installer: [...]

InstallAware Wins Readers Choice Award

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

The results are in! Microsoft Developer Community selected InstallAware as the Readers Choice Award Winner in the INSTALLATION, SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT TOOLS category. Thank you very much for helping make us the number one installer – we couldn’t have done this without you. For the fourth time, Visual Studio Magazine readers have honored InstallAware as [...]

An Exciting Scene from the New Star Wars Film

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The newly minted Jedi hero is running away from the bad guys and its raining laser fire on him. He barely makes it to his spacecraft, only to find his weapon falling away from him. As the craft ascends, he is desperate and stretching to pick up his weapon.

InstallAware X3 Benefits

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

InstallAware X3 launched simultaneously with Windows 10 on July 29th. Our launch was a huge success. InstallAware X3‘s merits speak for themselves: Automated Virtual Machine Testing: Run as many simultaneous tests as your hardware can handle on VMware and Hyper-V platforms. The default unit test checks for successful installation and removal of any existing InstallAware [...]