easy msi deployment
- integrate wix for msi deployment in IDE
- better scan of dependencies
- enhance custom action development. (integrate in ide...)
- support msp-patch development
- setup designer (setup GUI)
Thank you for your idea. At this point, the MSI packaging solution for Visual Studio will be supplied by InstallShield LE, which you can find by going to New Projects / Other Project Types / Setup and Deployment.
InstallShield LE is unacceptable for mature and professional organizations that support automated deployment in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment configurations. WiX is the only answer, and we only use that in our environment. However, the learning curve for WiX is currently high, which creates "process drag" when we have to onboard new team members (or have to remember what we tweaked 8 months ago for a deployment). Please beef-up WiX support in VS 2012.
I am using Visual Studio 2012. Not only is there no setup and deployment projects but the non integrated Install Shield LE or whatever it is. When I go to other Projects It ask If I want to download something for VS 11 Beta. Is that VS 2012. What a PITA.
Jamie Clayton commented
I've replaced all my installs with WIX projects. Not touching Install Shield.
Varun Gupta - MSFT commented
Thank you for the feedback. Have you tried InstallShield Limited Edition that came with Visual Studio 2010? Would love to hear your feedback.