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08-19-2010, 10:51 AM
Welcome to the InstallShield 2011 Express Edition Community Forum.

Here are links to some key KB articles and documentation about InstallShield 2011 Express Edition:

Q208913: InstallShield 2011 Express Edition Release Notes (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q208913)

Q200900: Functionality Notes for the Evaluation Version of InstallShield (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200900)—If you have not purchased a license for InstallShield, you can install it and use it for a limited number of days without activating it. When you are using InstallShield in this scenario, it operates in evaluation mode, and some of its functionality is not available. This KB explains those evaluation-mode limitations.

Q208914: Upgrading Projects to InstallShield 2011 Express Edition (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q208914)—Provides information about upgrading InstallShield 2010 Express Edition and earlier projects to InstallShield 2011 Express Edition. Alerts you to possible changes in behavior that you may notice between new InstallShield 2011 Express Edition projects and upgraded projects.

Q200878: Activation of InstallShield 2010 and InstallShield 2011 (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200878)—Explains activation-related concepts and terms. It also presents specific timeframes and other details for activation of node-locked licenses of InstallShield.

Q208915: InstallShield 2011 Express Edition Known Issues (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q208915)

Q200867: Troubleshooting InstallShield 2010 and Later Activation Issues (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200867)

InstallShield End-User License Agreement (EULA) (http://www.flexerasoftware.com/webdocuments/PDF/eula_IS2011_en.pdf)

Technical White Papers (http://www.flexerasoftware.com/downloads/downloads_7481.htm)

Note: If you are upgrading a project from InstallShield 2009 Express Edition or earlier to InstallShield 2011 Express Edition, also see the following help topic to learn about changes that may affect your projects:
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2009 Express Edition or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/isxhelp17/UpgradingISE2009.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2008 Express Edition or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/isxhelp17/UpgradingISE2008.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 12 Express Edition or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/isxhelp17/MigratingISE12.htm)

10-19-2010, 12:36 PM
InstallShield 2011 Hotfix A lets you add to Express projects any DIM files that contain shortcut sets and shortcuts that were added in InstallShield Collaboration 3. It also resolves a number of issues. It is recommended that all users of InstallShield 2011 Premier, Professional, and Express install this hotfix. For details, see the following Knowledge Base article:
Q210896: InstallShield 2011 Hotfix A (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q210896)

InstallShield Collaboration 3 lets you configure shortcuts that you want to be created on the target system. It also includes additional enhancements and resolves a number of issues. For details, see the following Knowledge Base article:
Q210893: InstallShield Collaboration 3 Release Notes (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q210893)

04-08-2011, 12:18 PM
InstallShield now offers new redistributables for technology improvements that were made available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1:

InstallShield prerequisites for .NET Framework 4.0 Update KB2468871 (Full and Client versions)
InstallShield prerequisites for Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Packages
Merge modules for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 VC++

These redistributables are available from the following Knowledge Base article:
Q212595: Support for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and .NET 4 Update Redistributables (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q212595)

You can use these redistributables in InstallShield 2011 Express Edition, as well as earlier versions of InstallShield.