InstallAware X8

InstallAware X8 Launching with Acrylic Materials, Undo/Redo for Setup Wizard Dialog Designer, Visual Studio Team Services Integration, and New Compression Engine with Instant Extraction.

InstallAware X8 launching on Friday this week comes hot on the heels of InstallAware’s recent MSIX packaging support announcement unveiled at Microsoft Build 2018.

San Francisco, CA, June 4, 2018 – InstallAware Software, the technology leader in software installation, repackaging, and virtualization solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today the launch of InstallAware X8. InstallAware is the most flexible platform for traditional and agile development teams creating Windows and Azure software installers, as well as MSIX, APPX, Microsoft App-V Virtualization, and agentless/royalty-free InstallAware Virtualization packages.

InstallAware X8 is the first and only installer to ship with Acrylic Material support, helping developers build setups which conform to Microsoft’s Fluent Design System. Also new in InstallAware X8 is support for unlimited undo/redo in the Setup Wizard Dialog Designer, making it easy for developers to experiment.

InstallAware X8 now integrates with Visual Studio Team Services, including the convenient capability to simply acquire files without mapping them to a local folder, a convenience that competing vendors lack.

InstallAware X8 updates its compression engine, with a new heuristic compression mode outperforming the previous engine, reducing download times and cutting on bandwidth costs. A related new feature is Instant Extraction – where a setup launches instantly, even if its payload is in the multi-gigabyte range – improving the end-user experience and allowing for precise developer control over the extraction process.

“We are in a strategic relationship with Microsoft, who have welcomed our support for new MSIX packaging technology,” says Francesco Toscano, CTO at InstallAware Software.

About InstallAware Software

InstallAware Software, founded in 2003, is the leading Cloud Infrastructure Company with its laser sharp focus on bullet-proof enterprise software deployment. InstallAware has been recognized by multiple awards coming from Microsoft, SDTimes "Leader of the Software Development Industry", Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice, ComponentSource, WindowsITPro, among other recognition. InstallAware X8 is available in a complimentary edition for all Visual Studio users and paid editions with prices starting at $329. For a fully functional 30 day trial and more information, visit


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