InstallAware's new Free Edition runs inside Visual Studio and creates setups automatically, by scanning your loaded solutions for dependencies and output files, and including them in your setup. You will be able to set basic project properties for your InstallAware setup directly inside the Visual Studio environment. You will also be able to reuse projects created by InstallAware's Free Edition outside of Visual Studio, by loading them inside the full-blown InstallAware IDE, which is available with higher editions of InstallAware.
A Go-Live License is included with InstallAware Free Edition, meaning you are allowed to redistribute setups created using the freeware version of InstallAware without restrictions or limitations, completely royalty free, even for commercial use!
As you step up to higher editions of InstallAware, and modify the setup projects created by the Add-In, you may find that you need to re-synchronize recent changes made to your Visual Studio solution with your existing, modified setup project. This is also possible, because the InstallAware Visual Studio Add-In is smart and preserves your existing changes, while automatically picking up changes made to your Visual Studio solutions and reflecting them in your InstallAware setup project automatically!
All of the application runtimes provided with paid editions of InstallAware are also included in the freeware version. You even get all of the setup themes that ship with paid editions of InstallAware, including our new ground-breaking Aero Glass themes! Remember, InstallAware is the only installer that can produce setups which comply with the latest Aero Wizard specifications. Give InstallAware Free for Visual Studio a try to see what it's really capable of!
InstallAware ships with a Native Code Setup Engine, a faster and reliable alternative to Windows Installer. Unlike Windows Installer, the Native Engine works in Windows Safe Mode. Hybrid Installation Technology lets you switch between both engines at runtime, so you have the power of both engines in your hands at all times! The Native Engine with InstantInstall Acceleration brings you Windows Installers faster by an order of magnitude.
InstallAware setups don't have to install any dependencies or scripting runtimes. Still, you can completely customize your setup even if you're unfamiliar with Windows Installer.
Deploy an unlimited number of royalty-free application updates to your end-users. Plus, its possible to customize the update user experience - freely edit update dialogs, and tweak the update logic. Choose scheduled updates, or manual on-demand update checking, or automatic updates to guarantee that the latest version of your application always gets run and/or installed. Also ideal for building dynamically updated Software Bundles with your product.
From displaying installation progress on the Windows Taskbar, to unpinning your applications from the controversial new Windows 8.x Start Screen, and pinning them to the Windows Taskbar, InstallAware gives you the best exposure for your applications through smart use of the latest technology. Now with Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015, and .NET Framework 4.6 eco-system integration.
InstallAware is the first and only installer to ship with an Aero Wizard compliant user interface. Jump light years ahead of your competition - and remember that because nothing is hard-coded in InstallAware, you may easily create your custom Aero Glass user experiences! Now with fading/sliding wizard transition special effects to impress your app-savvy end-users.
Use direct, driverless capture technology proprietary to InstallAware and eliminate the need for clean machine captures. Create and save multiple system snapshots and compare any arbitrary two - including those sourced from different hardware and underlying operating systems. Enjoy absolutely the fastest snapshot comparison and capture speeds in the industry.
InstallAware contains features that let you run third-party installers as an integral part of your main setup, capturing progress feedback, and letting you customize the third-party installations on-the-fly.
Impress your users while installing with interactive Flash presentations and HTML billboards. Choose from any of the stunning 17 pre-built setup themes. Now with the industry's first-and-only fading/sliding wizard transition special effects, built to impress your app-savvy end-users.
Create the smallest possible packages using advanced LZMA/BCJ2 compression. This compression is so powerful, it reduces the .NET Framework to less than half its already compressed size. Compression is also spread across multiple CPU cores to linearly improve build speeds, and the new 64-bit compression engine handily defeats Microsoft's own runtime sizes.
Install a wide variety of runtimes and third party dependencies, including the .NET Framework 4.6, Internet Explorer 11, the Java Virtual Machine, SQL Server Express 2014, Crystal Reports Runtime, in all their 32/64 bit versions.
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Use automation in InstallAware Install Builder from an API with ASP.NET support. InstallAware is the Fastest Customize MSI tool with the industry's fastest setup capture. Use InstallTailor to create MSI transform files for any MSI package.
The InstallAware MSI builder creates sophisticated, visually appealing setups with support for the latest technologies, including IIS, Microsoft/Oracle/MySQL database servers, Web Updates, Partial Web Deployment, DIFx Driver installs, and Windows 10
InstallAware setup builder with easy MSIcode scripting. Instead of populating MSI databases to build your setup, or being stuck with the limitations of visual designers, use the intuitive MSIcode scripting environment.
InstallAware builds Windows Installer MSI setups with completely customizable user interfaces and unique dialog controls. InstallAware is the only installer with support for Aero Glass regions, and with themes that comply with the latest Aero Wizard.
InstallAware Application Virtualization converts traditional applications into single, stand-alone executable files that run without requiring installation, pre-extraction, or administrative rights. InstallAware Virtualization is 100% Royalty Free!