Flexera Software Announces its Latest InstallShield 2015 compatible with Windows 10

By CIOReview | Monday, June 22, 2015

ITASCA, IL: Flexera Software, a provider of software licensing, compliance and installations solutions provider, announces InstallShield 2015 for Windows, Azure and Microsoft App-V software installers with SHA-256 digital signature compatibility.

InstallShield is a windows installation development solution designed to enable development teams to build InstallScript and Windows Installer for installations for PCs, servers, web and virtual applications.
The latest InstallShield 2015 includes support for Windows 10 technical preview as well as Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. With more than 30 customer requested enhancements, the build enables users to view both 32- and 64-bit areas of the source machine’s registry on 64-bit development systems.

The other features in InstallShield 2015 are automation interface support for advanced UI and suite/advanced UI projects, new predefined system searches for IE 10 and IE 11, support for creating virtual applications for Microsoft App-V 5.0 SP3.

InstallShield 2015 integrates with the latest Visual Studio releases, including the soon-to-be released Visual Studio 2015. When integrated with Visual Studio and MSBuild, InstallShield 2015 can add project output groups to installations and integrate into developers' source control and solution build process.

SHA-2 Certificate
Certificates using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm for the purposes of SSL and code signing will no longer be allowed by Microsoft after January 1, 2016. Using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm in digital certificates could allow an attacker to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks. Microsoft recommends that certificate authorities no longer sign newly generated certificates using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm and begin migrating to SHA-2. Microsoft also recommends that customers replace their SHA-1 certificates with SHA-2 certificates at the earliest opportunity.

InstallShield 2015 supports SHA-256 certificates and digests, enabling companies to start adopting SHA-256 certificates before the January deadline.

"Installation is the customer's first impression of a product. We enable developers to stay current with the latest technologies while creating installations that reflect their company and product branding," said Maureen Polte, VP, Product Management, Flexera Software. "InstallShield 2015 reflects our ongoing commitment to deepen our leadership position in the installation space by innovating and having the solutions our customers need in place - even before they're needed."