What’s New in InstallAnywhere 2015
Learn how the newest features in InstallAnywhere 2015 help simplify complex multiplatform installations for virtual, cloud and traditional environments and create Docker containers from a single install project. Watch this 20-minute webinar to learn more.
InstallAnywhere is the leading multiplatform installation development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent cross installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments. InstallAnywhere creates reliable installations for on-premises platforms – Windows, Linux, Apple, Solaris, AIX , HP-UX, and IBM – and enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure, and create Docker containers—all from a single InstallAnywhere project.
Enhanced Create Java™-based Installations for Multiplatform Applications, including Windows® 10 Premier and Professional Editions
Save time by creating a single multiplatform installation project to build installations for each of the platforms your applications support, including the latest updates from Windows®, Apple®, Linux®, Solaris®, HP-UX, AIX and IBM®. Easily support platform-specific installation requirements, read and set system environment variables, create aliases, install shortcuts and links, and manage Windows services and registry edits. Create 64-bit installations to install applications into Windows Server Core environments where the 32-bit subsystem has been disabled.
New Support Latest Microsoft® Certificate Requirements Premier and Professional Editions
Be prepared for 2016’s new signature requirements with support for SHA-256 certificates and digests.
Enhanced Install Web Apps to Tomcat™ and WebSphere® Premier Edition
With just a few clicks, create multiplatform installers that can securely deploy WAR and EAR files to Apache Tomcat and IBM® WebSphere. Built-in panels make it easy for the installing user to specify the web server’s host name and credentials.
When installing to WebSphere, the built-in panels additionally account for capturing the customer’s SSL truststore and password, SOAP ports, and Administrative Security information. These variables are all predefined and could optionally be added to custom panels if preferred.
Enhanced Create Installs that Connect to IBM DB2, Microsoft® SQL, and MySQL™ Premier Edition
Simplify development of installations for complex applications by ensuring your installations can easily connect to the leading database servers; IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL. Built-in panels give your users the ability to easily connect installations to their preferred database server.
Silent, Console, and GUI installations Premier and Premier with Virtualization and Cloud Editions
Support for a wide range of deployment scenarios. InstallAnywhere installations support running silently, via console, or through graphical wizards.
Multilingual Runtime Support Premier and Premier with Virtualization and Cloud Editions
Present installation text in up to 31 different languages for localizing installations.
Enhanced Powerful Multiplatform Development Environment Support Premier and Professional Editions
Improve efficiency by creating installers from the same platform on which your Java or multiplatform application is coded, such as Windows 10, OS X 10.10 and popular Linux distributions. Efficiencies include an intuitive user interface for easier navigation, Merge Modules that enable you to reuse shared code across multiple InstallAnywhere projects, and a Java-based automation interface to script common tasks. InstallAnywhere helps enable customer compliance and license management by supporting the addition of ISO-19770-2 software identification tags during the installation build process.
Easily Create Updates Premier and Premier with Virtualization and Cloud Editions
Simplify development and installation of upgrades with a new standard framework that automatically detects and removes prior versions of your application.
Automation Interface Premier and Premier with Virtualization and Cloud Editions
Support continuous integration practices and reduce manual editing by leveraging automation scripts to edit, build, and test installations via Java APIs.
InstallAnywhere Standalone Build Separate module (single license included with Premier Edition; requires an additional purchase for Professional Edition)
Support continuous integration practices by building InstallAnywhere projects on a separate clean build system.
What’s New in InstallAnywhere 2015
Best Practices for Building Multi-Platform Installers
This white paper discusses the fundamentals of installation planning and how to manage installation projects according to proven best practices.
"Using InstallAnywhere to build a single installation project that works for every platform we target means we don't have to waste time creating disjointed installer technologies with different, inferior technologies such as shell scripting. InstallAnywhere will continue to serve as our cross-platform installation platform. As Websense continues to embrace open source operating systems such as Linux, InstallAnywhere will serve as the only viable option for targeting such environments."