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Flexera Software Announces InstallShield Limited Edition 2010 for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Replaces Visual Studio Installer as the Preferred MSI Installer Development Tool; Provides a Smooth Path to Advanced Software Installation Capabilities that Scale Along with Applications

Schaumburg, IL - April 12, 2010 Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management to application producers and their customers, today announced the general availability of InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio 2010 within Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Through this partnership, Microsoft and Flexera Software are delivering developers a simple, modern experience and a clear and smooth path to advanced software installation capabilities that scale along with their applications.

InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio 2010 is a Visual Studio extension that can be used to build Windows installer-based deployment packages for applications deployed on the Windows platform. The software provides an easy to use, modern, graphical development environment and the ability to build deployment projects using Microsoft's Team Foundation Server. InstallShield Limited Edition replaces Visual Studio Installer (VSI) as the preferred MSI installer development tool.

By developing their software installation solutions with InstallShield Limited Edition 2010, developers gain a smooth upgrade path to a robust and proven suite of market-leading MSI installer solutions to meet their varying needs. Flexera Software also offers InstallShield Express, InstallShield Professional and InstallShield Premier to meet even the most demanding application software installer needs. InstallShield Limited Edition customers can learn more about these solutions at

"Visual Studio customers develop a wide range of applications for consumers, small businesses and the largest enterprises," said Jason Zander, general manager of Visual Studio at Microsoft. "Realizing the value of those applications starts with an error-free installation. Our partnership with Flexera Software ensures that Visual Studio customers have a professional installation software tool for any type of application."

"For over 20 years, InstallShield has been the gold standard for Windows software installations, used by virtually every major software company and enterprise in the world," said Randy Littleson, senior vice president of marketing at Flexera Software. "Through our close collaboration with Microsoft, we continue to provide innovative solutions supporting the latest Windows enhancements. Visual Studio customers can now use an InstallShield product to get a professional installation software solution whether their needs are basic or they require more advanced installation authoring capabilities."

InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio 2010 is available immediately to Visual Studio 2010 customers.

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