SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 15, 2003 -- InstallShield® Software Corporation continues its commitment to the IT community by partnering with® to release The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Software Packaging for Desktop Migrations. Written by IT expert Chris Long, the eBook is an indispensable resource for administrators faced with challenging software packaging and desktop migration projects.

"Windows Installer (MSI) packaging and migration is a daunting task for administrators under tight deadlines," said Chris Long, eBook author and industry expert. "This eBook explains every necessary step to complete a successful repackaging project in simple terminology, allowing the reader to get up-to-speed in no time."

The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Software Packaging for Desktop Migrations contains concrete how-to information about all phases of packaging and migration, from pre-packaging through testing and deployment, and includes several helpful checklists. Readers will gain solid knowledge on the following topics:

Migration standards and best practices

Migration planning and resource requirements

Dependencies and conflict detection

Testing and distribution.

"It's no secret that software packaging is a challenge, especially for administrators who are unfamiliar with MSI," said Sean Daily, CEO of Realtimepublishers. "InstallShield understands these challenges and is committed to providing systems administrators with this expert packaging and migration resource. Easy-to-understand information will show readers how to expertly handle a packaging and migration project of any size."


Chapter one of The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Software Packaging for Desktop Migrations, "Pre-Packaging Steps," is available now from InstallShield at Chapter two, "The Packaging Process," will be available next month, and "Post-Packaging Steps," the third and final chapter, will be available in September.