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Latest “On the Desk” Reference from Windows Installer Authorities Gives Software Developers Unique Approach to Understanding and Using the Windows Installer Service

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 28, 2002 – InstallShield® Press, the publishing division of InstallShield Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software distribution and deployment solutions, today announced the availability of the company’s second Windows Installer book, Getting Started with InstallShield Developer™ & Windows Installer Setups. This authoritative and detailed technical guide underscores InstallShield’s continued effort to educate software developers on the Microsoft Windows® Installer service. The new book provides a unique approach to learning, pairing information on the actual Windows Installer technology with product-focused step-by-step tutorials.

The Windows Installer service includes a new and complex set of capabilities that application developers must master to take advantage of application auto-repair and other Windows Installer benefits. The book walks software developers through creating setups and deploying software applications using Windows Installer and the industry-leading installation tool, InstallShield Developer 7. The book is accompanied by a fully functional evaluation copy of InstallShield Developer 7 on CD.

“The Windows Installer service continues to evolve and developers need up-to-date reference materials that are easy to digest, yet provide detailed technical information from experts they can trust,” said Viresh Bhatia, CEO and co-founder of InstallShield. “This latest book provides readers with the key insights needed to successfully leverage the many benefits of Windows Installer.”

Written by noted Windows Installer expert and InstallShield insider Bob Baker, this title offers the only comprehensive, one-volume guide covering Windows Installer basics and advanced functionality with InstallShield Developer installations. This release marks the second title for InstallShield and Baker. Baker authored the popular, The Official InstallShield for Windows Installer DeveloperÂ’s Guide released in February of 2001.

“This book takes the mystery out of the Windows Installer,” said David L. Cole, senior software engineer, IBM Corp. “Bob Baker’s Getting Started with InstallShield Developer & Windows Installer Setups carefully connects the dots to reveal the detailed blueprints. This book will be essential for anyone wishing to develop a well-designed Windows Installer setup.”

InstallShield is recognized as the industry-authority on Windows Installer installation technology. In addition to Windows Installer-based products for software developers and systems administrators, InstallShield offers customers access to the industryÂ’s most experienced professionals in Windows Installer technology through comprehensive training (www.installshield.com/training) and professional consulting services (www.installshield.com/consult).

Availability

Getting Started with InstallShield Developer™ & Windows Installer Setups carries a list price of $49.95 (US) and is available now directly from InstallShield Press at www.installshield.com/ispress or in bookstores around the world.

About Bob Baker

Author Bob Baker is a professional product trainer with InstallShield and is responsible for providing in-depth technical training on InstallShieldÂ’s entire family of Windows Installer-based products. Previously, Baker was a product manager and director of product support services with InstallShield. Baker possesses over 20 years of programming experience.

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 www.installshield.com.

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