Release date: August 9, 2004

Caphyon LLC is pleased to announce the release of Advanced Installer Professional 1.8, a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables developers and system administrators to easily build reliable MSI packages. Advanced Installer runs on Windows 2000/XP, and the install packages it creates run on all Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP operating systems.

Windows Installer is a powerful, but very complex technology. Mastering it on your own takes months of hard work. That's where Advanced Installer comes to help. It creates a high level abstraction on top of the underlying technology. With a clean, simple user interface, each operation is logical and intuitive. Everything is done in the user interface, without complicated scripts to learn or arcane database tables to edit.

Advanced Installer is built on standard, open formats. The project files are saved as XML files for easy integration with source control systems. Advanced Installer is FREE for the simplest, most common usages. If additional capabilities are needed, they are available at some of the lowest prices in the industry.

What's new in Advanced Installer 1.8

This new version adds the ability to create installers that will check if prerequisite applications are present on the target machine and optionally download and install them. Supported are: Java Runtime Environment, .Net Framework, Visual Basic Script Engine, DirectX and more, together with user-defined applications.

- Setup.exe can look for, download and install prerequisite applications.
- Integrated help for getting started with Advanced Installer.
- User Interface improvements: sorting and hide-able left panel.
- Bugfixes.

Advanced Installer Professional costs USD $99.

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