New InstallAware X10 First to Build Single-Click Installs, Allow Precision Windows Feature Management, and Multi-Part Downloads.

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InstallAware X10 now outpaces InstallShield by one major version release, delivering a substantial IDE upgrade with unique benefits such as IntelliScan and Code Previews.

InstallAware X10 Windows Features and Server Roles

InstallAware X10 Windows Features and Server Roles

InstallAware X10 solves the perennial problem of PC users – having to click through endless “Next” buttons to install software.

InstallAware Software, the technology leader in software installation, repackaging, and virtualization solutions for application producers and enterprises, is launching InstallAware X10 on Friday this week. InstallAware is the most flexible platform for traditional and agile development teams creating Windows and Azure software installers, as well as MSIX, APPX, Microsoft App-V Virtualization, and agentless/royalty-free InstallAware Virtualization packages.

InstallAware X10 solves the perennial problem of PC users – having to click through endless “Next” buttons to install software. The new built-in Single-Click Installation template installs and uninstalls applications literally in a single click. It also remains fully customizable – both in its user interface (the default implementation of which is modeled after Microsoft’s MSIX Installer), and its runtime setup logic (which remains a proprietary benefit of InstallAware).

The InstallAware Team painstakingly dumped Windows features across all released Windows versions, including both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, and Server variants. They then built a user interface virtually identical to the “Turn Windows features on or off” applet, empowering developers to visually configure their target platforms in thorough detail. The InstallAware Team, during this R&D effort, discovered that literally each version and platform of Windows 10 has a unique set of features. Setup builders such as InstallShield were unable to complete accurate configurations across all Windows 10 releases, instead requiring developers to manually research the know-how in house; an entirely unaffordable proposition.

Also in InstallAware X10 is new extensibility for the internal download engine. Setup Plug-Ins may now register themselves as download handlers and offer custom functionality not available by default in InstallAware, such as peer to peer networking support for downloading application and runtime bits at install time; slashing network bandwidth costs while enabling unlimited software distribution online.

InstallAware X10 also is a major IDE upgrade, with IntelliScan highlighting for improperly authored setup script statements (similar to the squiggly red lines underlining misspelled words found in word processing software), as well as a new Code Preview feature which provides a bird’s eye view of setup script topology.

About InstallAware Software

InstallAware Software, founded in 2003, is the leading Cloud Infrastructure Company with its laser sharp focus on bullet-proof enterprise software deployment. InstallAware has been recognized by multiple awards coming from Microsoft, SDTimes "Leader of the Software Development Industry", Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice, ComponentSource, WindowsITPro, among other recognition. InstallAware X10 is available in a free edition for all Visual Studio users and paid editions with prices starting at $329. For a fully functional 30-day trial and more information, visit


Jason Strathmore
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