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slezberg
09-25-2002, 10:10 AM
What is the status of being able to check for updates directly in a URL? We want to provide this capability from our support web site?

Something like..

http://update.installshield.com/products.asp?ProductID=XXXXXXX

Thanks

Scott

Chris Woerner
09-25-2002, 07:38 PM
Now you spoiled the surprise for everyone :)

That feature is scheduled for the next release of our runtime. It will allow you to add a link to your website to invoke the Update Service. The link will contain your product code. The Update Service will look-up the version the user has and display updates for that product/version combination.

In the future, we plan to add capabilities to call the Update Service from a website using just your company code and/or a group of product codes. We will determine which product(s) the has user has installed and display updates for one or more products.

Any feedback from others on this feature? The idea is to simplify your support site by keeping users from having to figure out which updates they should apply.

slezberg
09-25-2002, 07:44 PM
Chris - I am sorry but these features sound great.

I will ask the next logical question. When will this be available? We need this ASAP.

What are some of the other new features for the next version?

Thanks

Scott