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InstallAware Thanksgiving Special

November 20th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! There’s a lot we’re thankful for this year at InstallAware: o Start Menu and Taskbar Pinning: If you’d rather not play the Windows Store/Universal Windows Platform game, InstallAware still gives your apps direct, unfettered access to prime Windows Desktop real estate! o Native Engine Eclipses MSI: If Windows Installer is not your cup [...]

InstallAware X5 Wins Multiple Awards in 2016

October 31st, 2016

It’s been an exciting year at InstallAware. Take a look at our latest 2016 awards: – Visual Studio Magazine Reader’s Choice 2016 Award. – ComponentSource Top 50 Publisher 2016 Award. We’re also now shipping inside-the-box with Delphi, C++ Builder, and RAD Studio. InstallAware Express is available on versions XE8 through XE10.1 for free! If you’re [...]

Universal Windows Platform Builder

August 14th, 2016

Our launch of InstallAware X5 was a huge success two weeks ago. InstallAware is the first – and only – installer with support for Windows 10.1 Redstone: 1) Build APPX Universal Windows Platform packages from existing (or new) setup projects. 2) Convert any existing MSI or EXE setup (even if you don’t have its source) [...]

New InstallAware X5 with APPX for Windows 10 Redstone

August 1st, 2016

InstallAware X5 is launching on Friday this week, with zero-day support for the latest summer hits from Microsoft: APPX Builder: Build any InstallAware setup as a Windows 10 Redstone Universal Windows Platform application! Effortlessly carry your Win32, Win64, and .NET apps to the future. Windows 10 Redstone: Detect and run setups on Windows 10 Redstone. [...]

InstallAware 4th of July Special

July 3rd, 2016

Join us in celebrating 4th of July this year – Freedom for all setup builders worldwide! o Independence: Past the point of your initial software and license downloads, you do NOT need to connect to any InstallAware server to install or activate your software. o Self-Governance: Got a floating or multi-user license? You do NOT [...]

Wikipedia Censors InstallAware

May 15th, 2016

InstallAware, the only alternative to InstallShield, failed to get its Wikipedia article published despite years of trying. Even after hiring a specialist, conducting months of revisions, and ensuring that the InstallAware article has more quantity and quality of citations than InstallShield (which does have a Wikipedia article), Wikipedia editors merely wrote “You may as well [...]

New InstallAware Virtualization 6

May 1st, 2016

Innovation is relentless at InstallAware. We’re launching InstallAware Virtualization 6 on Friday this week, more than three years in the making: Brand New IDE: Built from the ground up, the new InstallAware Virtualization 6 IDE is easier, faster, and more resilient than before. Windows 10 Support: The InstallAware Virtualization 6 engine now produces bullet-proof virtualized [...]

InstallAware X4 Brings You Tomorrow!

April 17th, 2016

InstallAware X4 brings you tomorrow, without throwing away today: 1) Windows Store Bridge: InstallAware X4 has been the first to launch with a live, fully functional Windows Store Bridge that gets Desktop app installers in the Windows 10 Store, today; with full elevation and privileges. 2) Social Networking: InstallAware X4 has also been the first [...]

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

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

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 [...]