Improved Developer Control and More with InstallAnywhere 2017

InstallAnywhere 2017 is now available! This release highlights the use of templates and reusable design themes and installer rules that improve developer productivity and control. Additional features enable an improved user installation experience and provide expanded support for installing databases and deploying Docker images. Highlights include:

NEW  Advanced UI Designer IA17_banner_250x250_Oct16
Premier with Virtualization and Cloud, Premier and Professional Editions
WYSIWYG designer for installation panels makes it fast and easy to create appealing, DPI-aware installations. Designs can be saved as templates and reused to ensure consistent branding across all your products.

NEW  Rules Manager
Premier with Virtualization and Cloud, Premier and Professional Editions
Simplify the development of multiplatform installations by defining reusable platform rules that are automatically applied based on file types.

NEW  Install Dependencies from Linux® Package Managers
Premier with Virtualization and Cloud and Premier Editions
Implement Linux best practices and reduce steps for managing RPM and DEB prerequisites by installing dependencies from Linux package managers.

ENHANCED  Install Databases to IBM DB2, Microsoft® SQL, MySQL®, and Oracle®
Premier with Virtualization and Cloud and Premier Editions
Simplify development of installations for complex applications by ensuring your installations can easily connect to the leading database servers: IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, MySQL and Oracle. Built-in panels give your users the ability to easily connect installations to the database server.

ENHANCED  Build Docker Images from Any InstallAnywhere Project
Premier with Virtualization and Cloud Edition
Increase your deployment options and simplify installation development by automatically creating both Docker images and traditional multiplatform installers from a single InstallAnywhere project. Share your Docker images and make your applications visible in the Docker Hub and private repositories.

Take advantage of these productivity improvements to simplify deployment of your multi-tier applications. To learn more, register for the webinar, “What’s New in InstallAnywhere 2017.”


InstallAnywhere is the leading multiplatform development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent cross installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From a single project file and build environment, InstallAnywhere creates reliable installations for on-premises platforms – Windows, Linux, Apple OS X, Solaris, AIX , HP-UX, and IBM iSeries – and enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure and build Docker containers.  Get your free trial of InstallAnywhere or contact us for more information.

InstallShield® is the industry standard for development teams creating installers for Windows desktops, servers, and cloud platforms, and helps to prepare applications for emerging technologies like the Windows Store and Nano Server. Over 100,000 developers around the world trust InstallShield to develop EXE and MSI installers, create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Windows Server App (WSA) packages, and virtualize their applications with minimal scripting, coding, or rework. Get your free trial of InstallShield today or contact us for more information. 

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