SQL Server

InstallAware First (and Only) Installation Toolkit to Support Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 2 Installation.

One-Click Deployment for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 2.

San Francisco, CA, March 6, 2007 – InstallAware Software Corporation has shipped a free update for InstallAware 6, adding native support for deploying the just-released Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express with Service Pack 2. InstallAware is the only installation toolkit at this time that provides support for installing the newest version of the database. This free update was launched in less than 24 hours of Microsoft’s own release.

“Once again InstallAware is responding to new technologies faster than any other vendor in this space. That was the case for .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, and Internet Explorer 7. Our customers now trust us for very rapid turnaround,”s “It took InstallShield three months to provide native support for .NET 3.0. It might take them as long to move on to this version of SQL Server. InstallAware again and again makes new technologies available before everyone and doesn’t charge extra for these important updates. Because of this and the many other market leading features in our product, it is not surprising to see companies such as Borland (CodeGear) making the switch to InstallAware.”

InstallAware dramatically simplifies the development of setups based on industry-standard Windows Installer technology. InstallAware builds industry-standard Windows Installer MSI packages, which may then be automatically deployed to thousands of corporate workstations - all silently and without requiring separate client licenses.

As illustrated by this latest free update, InstallAware takes the pain out of installing complex application runtimes. With a single click, developers can bundle SQL Server Express, as well as all the nested runtimes it depends on, in their InstallAware setup. Because InstallAware has a built-in database of dependencies, developers will never have to guess which runtimes are required by their application. InstallAware will also compress all included runtimes up to 67% better (40% in the case of SQL Server Express), utilizing its LZMA/BCJ2 compression algorithm - unique for Windows Installer (MSI) setups.

It’s very easy to instruct setup to check for a particular instance of SQL Server on the target system. Only if the named instance is not found, will SQL Server be actually installed. Not only can InstallAware setups make smart branching decisions like these at runtime, but they can also download missing components like SQL Server on-the-fly. This is while shipping a stand-alone setup file that works without requiring an Internet connection to install even the core application files themselves - another unique InstallAware technology called Partial Web Deployment.

“Our customer base is very loyal because they understand the superior value we offer. InstallAware setups are truly versatile. A setup built with InstallAware has absolutely no runtime requirements, and runs on all Windows platforms - from the very first release of Windows 95, all the way to the shipping version of Windows Vista. A single setup can perform hybrid installations on both 32 and 64 bit operating systems, contain multiple editions of a product, and be smart enough to choose the right edition to install at runtime. Setups can interact with users in previously unseen ways - from displaying interactive Flash billboards at install time, to accepting user feedback directly within the install wizard and seamlessly submitting that information to a web server.”

InstallAware is available in various editions, with prices starting at US$199. A time limited trial and more information is available at http://www.installaware.com/.The SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 2 update is available free of charge, for both trial and licensed users, at http://www.installaware.com/downloads-product-downloads.htm.

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 a Borland Technology Partner. For more information, visit http://www.installaware.com.


Candice Jones
InstallAware Software Corporation
Email: candicej@installaware.com
Phone: 415 830 4715
Fax: 415 358 4094

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