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10 Reasons to Migrate from InstallShield

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100% Accurate, Visual configuration for Windows Features and Server Roles is only available with InstallAware

Exclusive! 100% Accurate, Visual, Windows Features and Server Roles Configuration
Windows Features and Server Roles are constantly evolving with each bi-annual update. Each new release has a different set of features and roles, which also vary by platform. Only InstallAware has 100% accurate coverage of all versions and platforms, and configures each operating system with a single command based on your visual selections! The competitor's suggestion that developers manually do the discovery is nothing short of scandalous.

 

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Unlike InstallShield, InstallAware has full-stack ARM64 Platform Support

Exclusive! ARM64 Platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon Cellular PC) Support
InstallAware is the first and only installer with full-stack support for the exciting new ARM64 platform across its entire toolchain, embracing always-connected PCs with native deployments to Windows 10 Desktops running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/850 CPUs.

 

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Unlike other InstallShield, our visual and code views are always integrated

Exclusive! Two-Way Integrated IDE
Unlike other IDEs, our visual and code views are always integrated. Whenever you make changes in the visual view, it will update the underlying code view - nothing happens behind the scenes, so you can fully control and customize everything.

 

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InstallAware includes very easy scripting unlike InstallShield

Exclusive! Very Easy Scripting
For those complex installers that simply must have scripting, use our intuitive, visual scripting language. No new syntax to learn, no commands to memorize, no parameters to look up. Just drag-drop scripting commands and you're good to go!

 

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InstallAware has superior compression over InstallShield

New! Up to 90% Compacting 64-bit Compression
Simply use InstallAware and save up to 90% on download time and bandwidth charges with smaller setup files. InstallAware even manages to compress Microsoft's own .NET Framework installers smaller than Microsoft itself. Even if you were using InstallAware before, compress up to 30% better than previous InstallAware versions with the new 64-bit compression engine.

 

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You can pin your apps to the Windows 10 Start Menu Live Tiles only with InstallAware

Exclusive! Pin to the Windows 10 Start Menu Live Tiles
InstallAware is the only software installer capable of pinning applications to the Windows 10 Start Menu Live Tiles. While other installers are content to rest on their laurels, InstallAware works hard to give your apps the best exposure they deserve - even if Microsoft has officially declared the feat impossible!

 

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Only InstallAware includes Sliding and Fading Wizard Transition Special Efffects

New! Sliding and Fading Wizard Transition Special Effects

InstallAware is the only setup builder with wizard transition special effects. New setup wizard screens slide or fade in, rivaling some of the best user experiences already enjoyed by your app-savvy users. Compatible with all pre-built dialog themes, as well as custom dialogs.

 

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InstallAware Includes Very Easy to Customize Dialogs With Aero Glass and Acrylic Material

Exclusive! Very Easy to Customize Dialogs - With Acrylic Material!

Spend minutes, not hours building custom dialogs. Display unique controls and capture any kind of information from the user. Passing variables and control values between your setup script and dialogs is automatic! Best of all, InstallAware is the first and only installer to ship with a customizable Microsoft Fluent Design System compliant user interface.

 

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InstallAware uses an advanced Team Foundation Server object model to deliver what InstallShield cannot

New! Advanced Team Foundation Server/VSTS/Azure DevOps Services Integration

InstallAware uses an advanced Team Foundation Server object model to deliver what InstallShield cannot. The InstallAware IDE directly integrates with TFS versions 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018, enabling source/version control and local/global team collaboration on your setup solutions. Full support for Visual Studio Team Services and Azure DevOps Services are also included.

 

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InstallAware is the only installer featuring virtual machine testing for your setups in an automated, customizable fashion

Exclusive! Automated Virtual Machine Unit Testing

InstallAware is the only installer featuring virtual machine testing for your setups in an automated, customizable fashion. Use InstallAware's default unit test script, or customize and build your own. Test on multiple virtual machines simultaneously and see at a single glance failure and success on different guest operating systems.

 

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