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InstallSite Newsletter 6/2004

NEWS FROM INSTALLSITE.ORG --- December 2, 2004

GERMAN Deutscher Text siehe unten

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2004-11-17 Windows Installer FAQ updated (English/German)
2004-11-17 Windows Installer Chats page updated with transcript
2004-11-09 Windows Installer Chats page updated
2004-11-08 Merge Module page updated
2004-10-29 Using MSDE 2000 with InstallScript Projects
2004-10-27 Windows Installer Chats page updated with transcript
2004-10-19 Chat (Oct 28): Data and Deployment with Crystal Reports for Visual Studio and ClickOnce
2004-10-19 Windows Installer FAQ updated (English/German)
2004-10-19 MSI.Interop Wrapper for the Windows Installer API
2004-10-19 Windows Installer Chats page updated
2004-10-05 Component Creator Tool for InstallShield X
2004-10-04 A Developer's View of the GDI+ Security Vulnerability (English/German) updated
2004-09-28 A Developer's View of the GDI+ Security Vulnerability (English/German) updated
2004-09-28 Windows Installer Chats page updated
2004-09-28 Added WebCast Deploying and Maintaining Smart Client Applications
2004-09-24 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated
2004-09-23 Windows Installer Chats page updated
2004-09-21 A Developer's View of the GDI+ Security Vulnerability (English/German)
2004-09-13 Jet 3.5 Merge Module updated
2004-09-13 Microsoft Device and Driver Installation Toolkit
2004-09-09 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated
2004-09-09 Added 3 transcripts to Windows Installer Chat page
2004-09-06 Windows Installer related web sites for developers
2004-09-06 MSM to MSI Converter
2004-09-03 September 7 Chat: Deploying Visual Basic .NET Applications
2004-09-03 September 23 Chat: Windows Installer 3.0
2004-09-03 Added ActiSetup and Qwerty.Msi to Windows Installer Authoring Tools list
2004-08-19 Added CapaInstaller to MSI Repackaing Tools list
2004-08-18 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page and Comparison Chart updated
2004-08-18 Windows Installer FAQ updated (English/German)
2004-08-13 Windows Installer FAQ updated (English/German)
2004-08-09 ClickOnce Webcast (Aug 10) added
2004-08-07 Windows Installer FAQ updated (English/German)

NEWS AND RUMORS

MSI 3 Available

The redistributable package for Windows Installer 3.0 is now available. It can be installed on the following versions of Windows:

Windows XP SP2 already includes MSI 3.0. Windows Server 2003 SP1 will include MSI 3.1.

The build number of the redistributable version is 3.0.3790.2538, which is slightly higher than the version that comes with XP SP2 (3.0.3790.2180). The file name follows Microsoft's new naming convention to include a reference to a KB article. Information about this release and the issues that are addressed in MSI 3.0 can be found in knowledge base article 884016. The download page has a language selection box, but the exe file appears to be identical for all languages.

http://www.msifaq.com/a/1002.htm

There is also a white paper that describes the patch sequencing functionality in Microsoft® Windows Installer version 3.0. Beginning with the theory of patch sequencing in Windows Installer version 3.0 and finishing with specific sequencing sample techniques for controlling the lifetime of patches through supersedence relationships, this document identifies the concepts of patch migration and compatibility, advanced sequencing scenarios, and integration of sequencing with other features of the Windows Installer.

http://www.installsite.org/go/6042.htm

InstallShield 10.5 Released

Macrovision Corp. has released InstallShield 10.5 Premier and Professional. New features include:

As an introductory offer, customers who purchase a full product or upgrade by December 17, receive either free access to an online eLearning seminar or a 249 EUR/165 GBP/299 USD discount or a public training class.

http://www.installsite.biz/en/ix.htm

AdminStudio 6 Released

Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN) announced the availability of AdminStudio™ 6, a solution suite that automates the complex process of preparing reliable application and patch packages for enterprise deployment.

Specific new features in AdminStudio 6 include:

http://www.installsite.biz/en/isas.htm

AdminStudio SMS Edition download for SMS users

AdminStudio® SMS Edition is the result of collaboration between Macrovision (formerly InstallShield), and the Microsoft Systems Management Server team. It is a customized version of AdminStudio Professional, containing AdminStudio Professional's powerful Repackager, Tuner, and Distribution Wizard tools. These tools enable you to convert your applications to the Windows Installer (MSI) format, customize those MSI packages using transforms, and rapidly prepare them for distribution via SMS 2003 without ever touching the SMS server console.

AdminStudio SMS Edition is available at no charge on for all evaluators and customers of Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003.

http://www.installsite.org/go/6041.htm
(SMS Server 2.0 or greater required)

Wise InstallTailor available for download

Wise Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altiris, Inc., is making InstallTailor available at no cost to IT organizations. InstallTailor is a utility for easy customization of Windows Installer packages by creating transforms (.mst).

http://www.wise.com/installtailor.asp
(registration required)

DemoShield 8 available

DemoShield version 8.0 is now available. DemoShield is Macrovision's solution to create interactive demos and CD autoruns. New and enhanced features include:

The price for the full product has been reduced more than 40%, the price for an update has been reduced more than 15% (in InstallSite Shop, EUR currency)

http://www.installsite.biz/en/ds.htm

InstallShield Training in Europe and Australia

AdminStudio (4 day course. English)
2005 schedule to be announced

MSI Projects with InstallShield (4 day course. English, French, Italian)
Dec 14-17, 2004 in Saronno (IT)
Dec 14-17, 2004 in London (UK)

Online On-Demand Training:
Learning Windows Installer (MSI) Technology
Avoiding MSI Pitfalls - Tips, Tricks, and New Concepts
Designing and Deploying MSI Updates and Patches
Fundamentals of Windows Installer (MSI) Custom Actions  NEW 

Training schedule for 2005 will be announced shortly.

For details about these courses and booking information go to
http://www.installsite.biz/en/training.htm

Courses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland see below.

DEUTSCH GERMAN

InstallShield 10.5 German kommt am 13.12. / Sparmöglichkeit durch Vorbestellung bis 10.12.

Die deutschen Versionen von InstallShield 10.5 Premier und Professional sind ab 13.12.2004 verfügbar, können aber schon jetzt bestellt werden. Wenn Ihre Bestellung bis zum 10. Dezember 2004 (mittags) im InstallSite Shop eingeht, erhalten Sie 100 € Preisnachlass beim Kauf einer Vollversion  bzw. 50 € Preisnachlass beim Kauf eines Upgrades. Zusätzlich gilt auch das Einführungsangebot, wahlweise:

Weitere Informationen und die genauen Bedingungen finden Sie unter
http://www.installsite.biz/de/ix.htm

Setup-Artikel in Zeitschrift dotnetpro

Im aktuellen Heft 12/2004 der Zeitschrift dotnetpro befindet sich ein Testbericht über InstallAnywhere .NET, das MSI Tool aus dem Hause Zero G. Im gleichen Heft befindet sich auch ein Artikel über ClickOnce, das im .NET Framework 2.0 und in Visual Studio 2005 enthalten sein wird, sowie eine Folge dortnet TV über "No Touch Deployment"

http://www.dotnetpro.de

Schulungen in Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz

AdminStudio (4 Tage)
07.-10.12.2004 in Ulm (DE)

MSI Projekte mit InstallShield (4 Tage)
14.-17.12.2004 in Hamburg (DE)

Online Training auf Abruf (englisch):
Learning Windows Installer (MSI) Technology
Avoiding MSI Pitfalls - Tips, Tricks, and New Concepts
Designing and Deploying MSI Updates and Patches
Fundamentals of Windows Installer (MSI) Custom Actions  NEU 

Der Terminplan für 2005 wird in Kürze bekannt gegeben.

Informationen zu Terminen, verfügbaren Plätzen, Gruppenrabatten, Schulungsunterlagen und Buchungsmöglichkeit finden Sie unter
http://www.installsite.biz/de/training.htm


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