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Acresso Software Releases InstallShield 2009, Expanding Support for Latest Microsoft Technologies

Recognized Leader in Installation Supports Microsoft Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2008, Internet Information Services, Mobile and Windows Server 2008

Orlando, FL - Jun 5, 2008 - Microsoft Tech Ed -- Acresso SoftwareTM today introduced InstallShield® 2009, the latest version of the industry's most widely used authoring tool for software installations. This new version provides powerful new functionality and time-saving tools, including direct integration with Visual Studio 2008, new trouble-shooting tools, and a simplified authoring environment for Microsoft Software Installer (MSI) 4.5 beta technology.

Used on more than 500 million Windows systems worldwide, InstallShield is a powerful developer tool that ensures applications are correctly installed, configured, and updated on desktops, servers, and mobile devices. InstallShield takes advantage of the latest Microsoft technologies, including Visual Studio 2008, MSI 4.5 beta, Windows Server 2008, .NET 3.5, Windows Vista, Windows Mobile 6.0, and IIS 7, saving developers time and reducing support costs. It ensures even the most complex packaged applications deliver the best possible "first experience" to end users and it supports easy deployment of Windows-based web applications.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the developer of InstallShield and FlexNet, Acresso builds on a long history of staying current with the latest advances in Microsoft technologies. InstallShield 2009 is designed to support projects for new technologies and includes several key features:

  • Integration with Visual Studio 2008, now enabling installation development within the same Visual Studio interface
  • Four new InstallShield MSI trouble-shooting tools, providing visibility into hidden MSI attributes
  • Functionality to quickly take advantage of MSI 4.5 beta technology with a simplified authoring environment
  • Support of IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008, including the enhanced installation of web site and virtual directories
  • Support for 35 languages with the addition of Hebrew and Arabic 

"Acresso is a longtime industry partner of Microsoft, and InstallShield 2009 provides key advances for customers," said Jay Roxe, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Corp. "Developers worldwide rely upon InstallShield to create a positive customer experience."

All software producers are looking for ways to ensure a smooth installation experience for end users, while keeping development time on track. InstallShield is not only an advanced authoring tool, but also saves time and effort with easy to use templates, wizards and pre-built objects. Acresso provides access to an active online community and professional training courses, and for maintenance users, dedicated installation-focused customer support.

"As Microsoft's technologies expand, InstallShield continues to help developers smoothly transition products and facilitate a positive customer installation experience," said Mark Bishof, CEO, Acresso Software. "Acresso takes pride in ensuring the full range of technologies, from Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008 to deployment models such as SaaS and web services, will continue to be correctly installed, configured and updated."

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Acresso's InstallShield Windows and InstallAnywhere™ multi-platform installation technologies are considered an industry standard, deployed by over 71,000 customers on more than 500 million systems worldwide. These proven leaders are relied on by the world's software producers and high-tech manufacturers to install their products successfully on any platform, including Windows Vista, Solaris, AIX, Linux, Mac OS X, and much more.

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