Systems Administrators to Gain Real-World Advice on Migrating Software to Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 17, 2002 – InstallShield® Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software distribution and deployment solutions, today announced that its application migration and deployment experts will share key insights on “Packaging Applications for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP Leveraging Windows Installer” via a free live online seminar hosted by leading IT media company TechTarget. The seminar will be hosted April 23, 2002 at 1:00 PM EDT on TechTarget’s popular and Web sites for enterprise IT professionals. Attendees can register for the event at

Corporations looking to maximize the benefits of migrating to Windows 2000 or Windows XP will need to repackage their existing software applications to use the Windows Installer service, MicrosoftÂ’s native installation engine. While the benefits of migrating are significant, the process of application conversion is often overlooked or underestimated.

Drawing on the experience from migrating thousands of applications for Fortune 500 clients, InstallShield experts will discuss this critical process, providing specific best practices to use and pointing out potential pitfalls to avoid. This one-of-a-kind online event will provide IT professionals and systems administrators with in-depth information on the issues surrounding application migration. Participants will walk away with the vital knowledge needed to migrate applications to Windows 2000 and XP more easily, efficiently, and effectively.

“Application migration is a daunting initiative for even the largest corporations – and IT pros are hungry for this information,” said Viresh Bhatia, CEO for InstallShield. “A successful migration must begin with a firm understanding of the issues, and we are confident this seminar will give attendees a solid foundation and the key tools from which to initiate their projects.”

The Seminar will cover a wide range of topics including:

· Introduction to the Windows Installer service

· Best practices of performing a migration needs assessment

· Preparing for migration

· Performing application conversion

· Resolving application conflicts

· Delivering migrated applications

Complete Software Repackaging and Migration Solutions InstallShield has trained more than 2,500 users in the art of application repackaging and spent more than 20,000 hours repackaging Windows installations into the Windows Installer format (MSI). InstallShield offers comprehensive products and services to assist corporations in every stage of their migration process. InstallShield AdminStudio offers a total solution for repackaging, customizing, and resolving application conflicts. InstallShield’s unique Application Migration Platform™ combines a proven migration methodology and industry best-practices to provide knowledge transfer, mentoring, or full outsourcing of the migration process. Information on InstallShield’s Systems Administration and Consulting solutions can be found at

Seminar Registration

Registration for the “Packaging Applications for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP Leveraging Windows Installer” online seminar is free and can be completed by visiting

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About InstallShield Software Corp.

With worldwide headquarters outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill., InstallShield Software Corp. is the acknowledged leader in software-distribution and software-deployment solutions for independent software vendors and corporate IT systems administrators. InstallShield technology powers deployment for the top 100 independent software vendors and is used by more than 200,000 corporate and commercial software developers and systems administrators worldwide. InstallShield also has European headquarters based in Bristol, England. For more information, visit