New Advanced Installer 7.0 brings Windows Mobile/CE support


Advanced Installer

On May 25th, 2009 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 IE8. 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 7.0

The 7.0 release breaks new ground with the addition of full support
for the Windows Mobile platform. Finally creating fully featured
installers for your smartphone applications becomes just as easy as
creating installers for your desktop products.

Another major addition in this release is the enhanced installation
user interface. This brand new external UI implementation is laying
the foundation for massive improvements on how your installers look
and feel. Better Vista/Windows 7 integration, transparencies, exciting
new controls and more powerful customization are ready to use in your

Do you have installers already written with NSIS that you need to
switch to Windows Installer? Advanced Installer 7.0 can import NSIS
projects in addition to Visual Studio, WiX, Eclipse and Inno Setup.
Quickly and painlessly convert them to MSI - with just a few mouse

And of course, as always, tons of smaller features come to help every-
day's life of the installer developer. Application leftovers after
uninstall are now a thing of the past with the built-in support for
uninstall cleanup. Predefined Custom actions for port testing and
application shutdowns. Prerequisites and launch conditions for XNA
Framework, Windows Installer 5.0, Internet Explorer 8 and many more.

* Windows Mobile/CE support
* Import NSIS projects
* Enhanced installation user interface
* Cleanup application-generated resources and settings at uninstall
* Persist user-modified application data through upgrades and repairs
* Predefined custom action for testing if a port is free (not bound
to an application)
* Predefined custom action for closing applications
* Custom name in the "Add or Remove Programs" applet
* XNA Framework predefined prerequisite and launch condition
* Windows Installer 5.0 predefined launch condition
* Internet Explorer 8 predefined launch condition
* SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP1 predefined prerequisite

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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