InstallAware 9 R2

New InstallAware 9 R2 Integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Provides Upgrade Path to InstallShield and Wise Customers

Newly released InstallAware 9 R2 automatically creates and builds setup projects for solutions inside the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IDE, allows granular installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4 ecosystem products, and directly imports InstallShield and WiseScript projects into ready-to-build InstallAware setups.

San Francisco, CA, May 7, 2010 – InstallAware Software Corporation has released InstallAware 9 R2, a setup authoring tool for ISVs and enterprises deploying products, patches, and web updates. InstallAware 9 R2 creates Windows Installer setup packages with support for the latest technologies, including Windows 7, Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, and 64 bit operating systems.

Users of Visual Studio versions 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2010 may now access InstallAware functionality within their native environment; automatically creating and building setup projects without ever leaving the Visual Studio IDE. Setup projects created by InstallAware 9 R2’s new Visual Studio 2010 Add-In may of course be further edited inside the main InstallAware IDE, while continuing to be seamlessly refreshed by the Add-In as projects are inserted to or removed from the Visual Studio solution.

InstallAware 9 R2 has been fortified with new 32 and 64 bit application runtimes targeting the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 ecosystem. “We are delivering the highest number of successful installations on the .NET 4 platform – our runtime installers are more robust than even what Microsoft ships with,” says Agustin K-ballo Berge, Vice President of Research and Development at InstallAware. “Of course, we continue to offer our hallmark features of better compression, partial web deployment, and fully customizable source code scripts for the runtime installations.”

InstallAware 9 R2 is also the first version of InstallAware to provide an upgrade path to both InstallShield and Wise customers. The investment InstallShield and Wise customers have made in their existing setup projects will be preserved when they upgrade them to InstallAware through a single click conversion process, which produces a ready-to-build InstallAware setup project. The same week that Microsoft launched .NET Framework 4, Symantec announced their discontinuance ( of the Wise Installation System. Wise developers will be able to continue authoring their setups in the ultra-modern InstallAware IDE, while employing scripting and development metaphors similar to what they have been using before.

With Wise Installation System products discontinued, InstallAware is now the second largest software installation toolkit vendor, second only to InstallShield. InstallAware is available in multiple editions with prices starting at US$999. A time limited fully-functional trial download is available at Significant competitive upgrade discounts are available for both InstallShield and Wise customers at - accessible immediately when an old InstallShield or Wise serial is provided on the page.

About InstallAware Software Corporation

InstallAware Software Corporation, founded in 2003, is a software development company focused solely on state of the art software installation tools which offer the highest compression ratios and bullet-proof installations. The company produces software installation and compression technologies for the Windows Installer (MSI) platform on the Microsoft Windows Operating System. InstallAware is supported by thousands of users worldwide, and is an Embarcadero Integrated Partner. For more information, visit


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