InstallShield X Family Grows With Release of New Express Edition

Quickest and Easiest Path to Windows, Linux and Mobile Device Installations

Jun 29, 2004, 01:00 ET from InstallShield Software Corporation

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- InstallShield(R) Software
 Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software installation, deployment
 packaging, and updating solutions, today announced InstallShield X Express
 Edition, the very first entry-level product to include the ability to create
 installations that will run on both Windows and Linux. The new Express
 Edition, now a member of the InstallShield X product family, also features a
 new compact installer, the ability to notify users of application updates, and
 exclusive support for all Windows platforms, Linux, and Palm(TM) handheld
     "The InstallShield X Express Edition is the quickest, easiest, and most
 affordable solution for creating reliable Windows, Linux, and Mobile Device
 installations. With InstallShield X Express Edition, basic installations can
 be built in record time without training," said Brian Vile, General Manager,
 InstallShield Setup Authoring.  "With one common interface, one set of
 technologies, and one trusted source for all of your training and support
 needs, the three editions in the InstallShield X family offer the most
 comprehensive solution for all software developers."
     The new InstallShield X Express Edition guides setup authors step-by-step
 through a visual checklist interface, enabling complete installation
 development in less than a day. InstallShield X Express Edition is remarkably
 easy to use, with many productivity wizards, task-oriented views, and built-in
 support for over 70 redistributable technologies. Full integration into the
 Visual Studio .NET environment is available, as well as complete support for
 the .NET Framework. The InstallShield X Express Edition also includes the
 ability to notify end users of available updates after they have installed an
 application via the included Update Service Starter Edition.
     New and Enhanced InstallShield X Express Edition Features and Benefits
      1. NEW! Linux Support added - Easily create installations that will run
         on Linux using a dedicated point-and-click interface written
         completely in Java. If you've outgrown tar files and shell scripts for
         distributing your programs, and you want the extra power of an
         industry-standard installation tool, this easy-to-use design
         environment is just what you need.
      2. NEW! Compact Project Type for smallest footprint - Instantly create
         and deploy a simple Windows installation with a very low overhead of
         less than 100KB.
      3. NEW! Instantly Notify Users of Updates - via the integrated
         InstallShield Update Service Starter Edition. With just a few clicks,
         you can make this a part of your application and communicate with
         customers, improving service and satisfaction.
      4. NEW! Always Overwrite - Easily mark files that will always need to be
         overwritten at installation time, regardless of version or
         modification date.
      5. ENHANCED! Mobile Device Support - Quickly create installations for
         mobile devices and expand your deployment to all Window CE platforms,
         including PocketPC 2003 and Smartphone 2003, as well as all Palm
         handheld devices.
     Pricing and Availability
     InstallShield X Express Edition is available immediately from
 InstallShield, its online eShop, and through a network of authorized resellers
 and distributors worldwide. For new customers the product is available from
 $399 (US - MSRP).  Upgrades are available from $199 (US - MSRP).  Information
 on InstallShield's complete line of products, wide range of training options,
 and professional consulting services is available from or by calling 800-809-5659.
     About InstallShield Software Corporation
     InstallShield Software Corporation is the acknowledged leader in software
 installation, deployment packaging, and updating solutions. The company offers
 a wide range of products and services that guarantee the successful
 distribution, management and setup of applications for independent software
 vendors, systems administrators and end users. InstallShield was founded in
 1987 and is headquartered near Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill., with European
 headquarters in Bristol, England.
     For more information, visit
     InstallShield, InstallShield X, and InstallShield Update Service are
 registered trademarks of InstallShield Software Corporation in the United
 States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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