Deployment made easy you simply forget about it

Add-in Express ensures the maximum flexibility for your installations by providing four base technologies to deploy your Office solutions, several installation types and deployment models:

  • Windows Installer based setup projects
  • ClickOnce deployment
  • Msi-based web-deployment
  • InstallShield setup projects
  • Multi-language WiX setup projects
  • Per-user installations
  • Per-machine installations
  • Corporate deployment
  • Web-deployment

.vdproj is outdated

Starting from Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft decided not to support build-in setup projects any longer. They are offering open-source WiX as an alternative. So, remember to generate a new WiX setup when upgrading your Visual Studio to 2019 or 2022 :)

Setup projects for all deployment models

Yet regardless of whether you choose either a Windows Installer or web-deployment project, you still get a complete and fully featured setup project. Just decide what installation type you target and what deployment model works best for you.