Measurement Studio 2015 Installer creator vs WIX

What is the reasoning behind the development of the new measurement feature Studio Installer?  I have never had any problem using Wix for mixed deployment c#, C++ that use Measurement Studio products.  It just seems like an odd sense to send the development resources, opossed say, improve support WPF?  Or documentation of the product and samples for WPF?

Mark DeArman

Hi, Mark

The reasons that we have dedicated development resources by creating a builder application to install for Measurement Studio are:
1. Once Visual Studio has diminished in favour of their native installation project, the number of support requests involving the deployment of Measurement Studio has increased considerably.
2. Apart from the Setup project, the only other method of deployment which Measurement Studio is fully supported is Windows Installer XML (WiX), which was not well received by customers. Almighty, WiX has a steep learning curve, even to accomplish a simple deployment.
3 measurement Studio does not support InstallShield, among other popular solutions to WiX for the deployment.
4. the supported deployment methods, no guide customers what drivers OR and components attached to their application to ensure good run time behavior.

Builder installer helps to solve these problems and has already received positive feedback from many customers.

Please let us know if you have any other questions about the Builder installer; We would be happy to help you!

Thank you

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