As some of you may have already heard, Windows 7 has now been released to manufacturing! Read the latest blog post on the Engineering Windows 7 blog. This also means that now you have all the more reason to try the new functionality in Windows Installer 5.0 that is included in Windows 7. Windows Installer provides some key improvements and enables new experiences for application setup developers, ISVs and IT Administrators. Also all features provided with the MSI 4.5 redistributable release are rolled into Windows 7.
You can download the recorded presentation [video1, video2, video3] & the power point slide deck to learn more about these Windows Installer features.
Improvements over Windows Vista:
New experiences in Windows 7:
Please note that the MSDN documentation section "What's new in Windows Installer 5.0" has been updated accordingly and is available for online viewing. Feel free to post your comments/questions to this blog post.
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