New InstallAware X4 First to Deploy Win32, Win64, and .NET Apps to the Windows Store, Post to Twitter and Facebook Social Networks from Windows Installers.
InstallAware X4 launching Friday this week publishes Win32, Win64, and .NET applications in the Windows Store far ahead of Project Centennial, and builds installers which tweet to Twitter and share on Facebook; both feats ahead of Flexera Software's InstallShield.
San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2016 –InstallAware X4, shipping on Friday this week, pushes the boundaries of software deployment with a brand new Windows Store bridge which submits Windows Installer downloaders into the Windows Store. Another industry first is the ability to tweet to Twitter and share on Facebook directly from running Windows setups. InstallAware X4's MSI Builder integrates with Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 for collaboration support, adds one-click SHA256 double digital code signing, and expands the InstallAware Setup Script with Functions for the first time.
Developers simply choose the new Windows Store template project in InstallAware X4, which builds a ready to use C# solution in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 for a Universal Windows app. This app is then readily submitted through the developer's Microsoft Windows Store Developer account for publishing at the Microsoft Windows Store. The InstallAware X4 Windows Store Bridge literally bridges any Win32, Win64, and .NET application into the Windows Store today, far ahead of Microsoft's Project Centennial.
InstallAware X4 is the only Windows Installer which may post to social networks from end-user systems at install time. Developers create a new app on Twitter and/or Facebook, and use their app ID, secret, and key strings to post any message from a running Windows setup using InstallAware X4.
InstallAware X4 solves Microsoft's SHA 256 code signing and double code signing riddles, featuring a smart algorithm which executes different types code signing strategies as decided by file type, the code signing platform, and any existing signatures on files, all automatically without any developer input.
InstallAware X4 is the first version of InstallAware in 20 releases to feature Function support in its Setup Script, adding greatly to the flexibility offered by the for each, looping, and other flow control constructs.
InstallAware X4 is also the first InstallAware setup builder version to integrate with Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1, empowering global collaboration on setup projects.
InstallAware X4 is the most flexible and affordable way for enterprises and application producers to deliver software products worldwide, targeting traditional, cloud, virtual, and web environments from a single source. Deep Microsoft stack integration with Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and App-V, as well as firm compliance with Windows Installer and other software development best practices is available only with InstallAware.
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InstallAware Software, founded in 2003, is the leading Cloud Infrastructure Company with its laser sharp focus on bullet-proof enterprise software deployment. InstallAware has been recognized by multiple awards coming from Microsoft, SDTimes "Leader of the Software Development Industry", Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice, ComponentSource, WindowsITPro, among other recognition. InstallAware X4 is available in a free edition for all Visual Studio users and paid editions with prices starting at $329. For a fully functional 30 day trial and more information, visit www.installaware.com.
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