SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management for application producers and their customers, today announced that the readers of Visual Studio Magazine have once again selected Flexera Software's InstallShield®, the leading installation authoring solution for the Microsoft® Windows® platform, as the winner of the Visual Studio Readers Choice 2010 Award in the Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools category. This is the sixth year in a row that InstallShield has won this prestigious award, reflecting Flexera Software's ability to sustain the highest levels of functionality, ease of use, and customer satisfaction with the software.

Each year, Visual Studio Magazine turns to its readers to recognize the most highly regarded and valued third-party tools in the Visual Studio and Microsoft .NET Framework development space. This year's Visual Studio Magazine Readers Choice Awards span 29 categories.

For more than 20 years, InstallShield has been the gold standard for building Windows software installations, integrated seamlessly with Visual Studio 2010. InstallShield 2011 makes it easy to build professional Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript software installers for desktop, server, Web, and mobile applications created using any language and framework in Visual Studio.

  • InstallShield 2011 has unparalleled support for .NET Framework 4, including new .NET Framework 4 prerequisites enabling installations to check for and install required applications and components during runtime.
  • InstallShield 2011 also integrates with Microsoft Team Foundation Server, a tool helping Visual Studio developers manage source code integration and automatic software builds. Developers can use the familiar Visual Studio IDE to effectively manage Visual Studio and InstallShield projects in a single environment with minimum effort.

This award from the Visual Studio developer community comes on the heels of InstallShield 2011 being recommended by Microsoft's Visual Studio team as an installation solution-of-choice for Visual Studio, and InstallShield technology being bundled with all copies of Visual Studio.

"We are very proud to have won this award for the sixth year running. InstallShield is Microsoft's installation solution of choice for Visual Studio and remains the clear favorite of Visual Studio users around the world," said Maureen Polte, director of product management for InstallShield at Flexera Software. "Our continued recognition by Visual Studio in this Readers Choice Award is a clear reflection of the state of the industry today -- when most developers build applications with Visual Studio, they also build their installations with InstallShield."

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About Flexera Software
Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensive solutions -- from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to application readiness and enterprise license optimization -- to strategically manage application usage and achieve breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level approach we provide. Flexera Software is a privately-held company and an investment of private equity firm Thoma Bravo, LLC. For more information, please go to:

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