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Flexera InstallShield 2019 Expands Support of Microsoft’s MSIX

Latest release includes creating MSIX packages from scratch

Itasca, IL - April 30, 2019 Flexera, an industry-recognized leader of software installation, open source software scanning, and software monetization solutions, today announced the release of InstallShield 2019. The new release of the market-leading Windows Installer software fully supports Microsoft’s new packaging format, MSIX. Development teams are empowered to adopt Microsoft’s new format quickly and to build MSIX packages with ease.

Full Support for MSIX
Microsoft’s MSIX enables cleaner installations and uninstalls by running applications in their own containers. “MSIX presents an opportunity for developers to enhance the installation experience – faster and more reliable. We are excited to see Flexera’s commitment to MSIX to ensure that software suppliers easily benefit from all the advantages,” said John Vintzel, Principal Program Manager Lead for MSIX.

InstallShield helps developers easily take advantage of this technology with everything needed to build MSIX packages. In addition to creating MSIX packages with all Universal Windows Platform (UWP) features in just a few clicks, this new release provides a wizard to convert MSI files into an MSIX package; identifies what changes are needed for existing InstallShield projects to meet Microsoft MSIX standards; and adds the MSIX format to multi-product (suite) installations.

“With Microsoft’s MSIX picking up steam, InstallShield is committed to making huge strides in helping companies adopt MSIX,” said Venkat Ram Donga, InstallShield Product Manager at Flexera. “With InstallShield 2019, building MSIX packages becomes easier than ever, enabling a smooth transition for both independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises.”

Joint Webinar: Microsoft and Flexera
Microsoft’s John Vintzel will join Flexera’s Venkat Ram Donga at an upcoming webinar: It’s MSIX Time – the Latest from Microsoft and InstallShield. Topics will include an MSIX overview, the state of development, and how InstallShield 2019 simplifies MSIX package creation.

Learn more about InstallShield 2019 by registering for the webinar or for a free trial.

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