Springboard Series VRT- Windows 7 App Compatibility

Few of you had asked me about the Application Compatibility in Windows 7. There were lots of questions posed to me as in.., what was new in ACT 5.5? Will the challenge in Windows 7 be more? What is Microsoft’s thought on reducing the compatiblity issues? Etc..! This post is exclusively for you guys. Springboard Series team is going to do a Virtual Round Table Meeting with Mark Russinovich to discuss on the Compatiblity internals and the mitigation techniques.

Windows 7 is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. The Springboard Team is going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving from Windows Vista, but also for those coming from Windows XP. Join in to discuss the most common challenges around application compatibility when coming from a legacy operating system, why changes were made along the way, compatibility technologies inside the OS and methods for getting incompatible applications to run on Windows 7.

Along the way the team will also share tips and tricks, demonstrate free tools to analyze and fix applications and answer all our questions specific to application compatibility live.

As part of the “virtual” experience, we can submit our questions about Windows 7 Application Compatibility to the panel live during the event—or submit questions in advance to

Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 11:00am Pacific Time

In Part 2 of this Virtual Round Table discussion (planned for later this Summer/Fall), the Springboard Team will discuss the options and approaches for using virtualization tools In depth to address application incompatibilities – including presentation virtualization, desktop virtualization and application virtualization.

The dates for the Part 2 are not fixed yet. Hence, I will post more information on the Part 2, when available.

Earlier VRT Event:
The earlier Virtual Round Table was conducted in Feb 2009. Watch as Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts discuss what’s in store for IT pros with Windows 7. Learn about the evolution of features like Group Policy, BitLocker To Go, DirectAccess, BranchCache, and AppLocker then get tips on troubleshooting, deployment, and application compatibility.

Check this link below for the Video

For more information on Springboard Series, refer these links below –
Stephen Rose’s Blog