Microsoft Releases Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 for Windows 7 & Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft’s Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.5 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows Vista & Windows 7 which require further testing. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and deploy Windows more quickly. (Support: ACT 5 Step by Step Guides)
ACT Features:
    • Verify an application’s compatibility with a new version of the Windows operating system, or a Windows Update, including determining your risk assessment.
    • Become involved in the ACT Community, including sharing your risk assessment with other ACT users.
    • Test your Web applications and Web sites for compatibility with new releases and security updates to Internet Explorer.
New ACT 5.5 Windows 7 Updates: 
    • Updates to the detection of deprecation issues. In addition to the deprecation issues that were addressed for Windows Vista, the Windows Compatibility Evaluator (WCE) has also been updated to detect the use of Winmail.exe, which has been deprecated in Windows 7 RC.
    • Updates to the Application Compatibility Manager. Windows 7 RC has been added to the operating systems that are available for reports in the Application Compatibility Manager.
    • Update Compatibility Evaluator. The Update Compatibility Evaluator (UCE) reports can now provide compatibility manifests and security update information for Window 7 RC, Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
    • Standard User Analyzer. The updated version of the Standard User Analyzer (SUA) tool works with Application Verifier version 4.0, and has the ability to support Windows 7 RC.

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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