New InstallAware 16

New InstallAware 16 Built From the Ground Up in Unicode, Outpaces InstallShield by Three Major Version Upgrades.

New Unicode InstallAware 16 is InstallAware’s third major upgrade since InstallShield’s last version launch 13 months ago in spring 2012.

San Francisco, CA, June 3, 2013 – InstallAware 16 is the leading setup authoring platform for ISVs and enterprises deploying and repackaging software products, patches and web updates. InstallAware 16 integrates with Visual Studio for seamless one-click setup creation. InstallAware 16 supports advanced options such as SQL Servers, Internet Information Services, and the fastest setup capture in the industry.

InstallAware 16 contains a host of proprietary technologies such as partial web deployment, a dependency free installation engine, and runtime decision making capabilities – resulting in more installations that succeed out of the box; lowering support costs, increasing customer satisfaction rates, while simultaneously reducing integration costs tenfold compared to other setup authoring technologies currently on market.

InstallAware 16 is fully Unicode, while retaining full backwards compatibility with projects created in all 15 previous versions of InstallAware. A one-click recompile in InstallAware 16 converts all existing InstallAware setups to Unicode, with absolutely zero changes required to any existing code, wizards, plug-ins, and localizations – and of course, retaining all previous product functionality exactly as before.

InstallAware 16’s MSIcode continues to embrace and extend Windows Installer in the Unicode world, retaining the runtime decision making capabilities unique to InstallAware. InstallAware 16 also includes its new Native Code Setup Engine 3.0 now in Unicode, which fully transcends all Windows Installer limitations –such as its inability to run in Windows Safe Mode and support looping language constructs.

InstallAware 16 remains dependency free, with every InstallAware setup running on all 32 bit and 64 bit Windows versions, from Windows XP to Server 2012, out of the box – without having to pre-install custom scripting runtimes, .NET frameworks, or any other high or low level system components; resulting in 100% successful installations each and every time, on each and every combination of target Windows clients.

InstallAware 16 empowers developers to build a single setup targeting all of their end-user scenarios, supporting and changing user interface languages at runtime, tapping global markets with a single installation package designed to operate worldwide. Now with Unicode support, InstallAware 16 is the smartest and most aggressively updated platform to generate setups for the entire Windows eco-system.

About InstallAware Software

InstallAware Software, founded in 2003, is a software development company focused solely on state-of-the-art software installation tools that offer the highest compression ratios and bullet-proof installations. InstallAware was named a “Leader of the Software Development Industry” by SD Times in 2012 and 2013. InstallAware 16 is available in a free edition for all Visual Studio users and paid editions with prices starting at $989. For a fully functional 30 day trial and more information, visit


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