InstallShield 2010 Named "Best of Tech-Ed 2010 Awards Finalist" for Best Developer Tool

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwire - June 1, 2010) -  Flexera Software™, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management to application producers and their customers, today announced that its InstallShield® 2010 product was named as a Finalist in the Best of Tech-Ed 2010 awards program in the Developer Tools category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®. 

The Best of Tech-Ed 2010 awards recognize companies that offer innovative products to the industry. The judging panel reviewed 298 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 35 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech-Ed North America 2010 IT pro and developer conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Winners will be determined at the show, and then announced at an invitation-only evening reception at the Hard Rock Café on June 9th. Winners will also be announced on the Tech-Ed exhibitor's floor on June 10th at 1:00 pm, and will be published online at and

"We amended our category choices this year to be more reflective of the products on the market in alignment with Microsoft Tech-Ed categories," said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro®. "Close to 300 products and services were nominated this year. Narrowing down the list of nominees to 35 finalists, from so many highly qualified products and services, was an exhaustive process for our judging panel. We're proud of our selections, and we believe our finalists represent the best of the best in their categories. As always, we chose them based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers."

"We're very pleased that InstallShield has been recognized as a finalist," said Maureen Polte, director of product management at Flexera Software. "InstallShield 2010 has been an extremely popular release of a solution that has been the gold standard in Windows® installations for over 20 years. Long-time InstallShield customers are thrilled with the over 400 new and improved features in InstallShield 2010, as well as the support for new Microsoft® technologies like Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010® and .NET 4.0 and Microsoft App-V™."

About InstallShield
For over 20 years, InstallShield has been the most popular and trusted solution for Windows software installations, used by virtually every major software company in the world. InstallShield makes it easy for developers to author reliable Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript installations and App-V™ virtual packages for Windows platforms, including Windows 7, keeping their customers happy and support costs down.

You can visit Flexera Software and learn more about InstallShield at the Microsoft Tech-Ed North America 2010 conference at booth 1245. You can also download a free trial version of InstallShield here.

About Flexera Software
Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensive solutions -- from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to application readiness and enterprise license optimization -- to strategically manage application usage and achieve breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level approach we provide. Flexera Software is a privately-held company and an investment of private equity firm Thoma Bravo, LLC. For more information, please go to: 

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