New Advanced Installer 6.3 brings Vista Games Explorer integrationand Visual Studio Setup projects i

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Advanced Installer

On May 9th, 2008 Caphyon Ltd. announced the latest edition of its
Windows Installer authoring tool. The new Advanced Installer enables
developers and system administrators to easily build and repackage
complex applications into reliable, ready to deploy MSI and EXE
installers, patches and on-line updates.

Uniquely focusing from its very beginnings on the ease of use,
Advanced Installer is completely GUI-driven, with intuitive and simple
access to all the powerful functionality it offers. Friendly wizards,
smart assistants and re-packagers allow even non-experts to produce
complete, valid and reliable installers in mere minutes, saving
enterprises tens of thousands in training and implementation costs.

By using exclusively the industry standard Window Installer engine
without proprietary scripting languages, and by carefully following
its recommendations and best practices, Advanced Installer strives to
create some of the cleanest, most correct MSI packages which
effortlessly pass validation tests and logo certifications.

Advanced Installer is built on standard, open formats. Project files
are XML, easily checked in source control systems. Multiple installer
types can be defined to be built from a single project. Command-line
mode operation allows integration in build scripts. Extensions always
follow the Windows Installer recommendations and are provided in
native modules for compliant, dependency-less installers.

Install packages can run on all Microsoft Windows operating systems,
from Windows 95 to the latest Windows Vista, both 32 and 64-bit,
supporting the latest Microsoft frameworks and products,
including .NET 3.5, IIS 7.0 and IE7. Additional applications and
components are supported as prerequisites, merge modules, or through
repackaging and importing.

Save development time and enhance your products by taking advantage of
the numerous features packed in Advanced Installer. Strong LZMA
compression, software auto-updater, full dialog editor, digital
signatures, EXE bootstrapper, over 25 localizations, driver installs,
CD/DVD autorun, user accounts, task scheduler, XML updates, SQL
scripts and many more are ready to be used with just a few mouse

What's new in Advanced Installer 6.3

The 6.3 version delivers tremendous time-saving features for game
developers: one-click integration in Windows Vista's Games Explorer
and registration in Windows Media Center.

Also new is an advanced, full-control mode for media volumes and CAB
archive settings, allowing you to finely tune the way your products
are compressed, packaged and delivered to your customers.

You can quickly convert your existing Microsoft Visual Studio Setup
projects to Advanced Installer using the new addition to its powerful
import capabilities.

- Full Windows Games Explorer integration and Media Center
registration support
- Importing Visual Studio Setup projects
- Authoring patches in form of downloadable EXE files
- Another new addition full customization capabilities for media
volumes and CAB archives in advanced mode
- Aero Wizard style on Vista for Updater
- Repeat support for Scheduled Tasks
- Predefined Java Runtime Environment launch condition
- Predefined Custom Actions for handling data in ListBox and ComboBox
- New Build Content tab for at-a-glance build reports
- Status page displayed in Bootstrapper when prerequisites searches
are performed
- Command Line option to specify languages to be included in the
- Sandbox testing of Prerequisite conditions
- Building packages only in a specified language

Advanced Installer is available in four editions, starting with the
Freeware community edition and offering a 30-day trial period for the
other editions. More details and application download can be found at:

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