Fans of InstallShield will be glad to learn that Microsoft is dropping the Visual Studio Installer. In a statement released by Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President of Visual Studio, he says that:
“InstallShield 2011 should be an installation development environment of choice for Visual Studio users, ensuring that Visual Studio applications of any kind can be professionally installed and work with the latest Microsoft technologies and platforms.”
In other words, the Visual Studio Installer will not be available in future versions of Visual Studio. This is good news for lovers of InstallShield, like me. However, I am sure we will be hearing a lot of grumbling from the Visual Studio Installer fans.
To all the Visual Studio Setup fans out there, “Welcome Home!”