A typical organization has lots of applications installed on all the computers in the network environment. This includes multiple versions of the same application, and even different updates applied to a single application version. Many of the applications and versions will be compatible with Windows 7, but some may not. The problems resulting from these incompatibilities can range from losing functionality in a single application to critical kernel-level faults resulting in a stop error. Hence, there is a need to assess the compatiblity challenges of all the applications and mitigate them for its usage.
The Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is a funntasstic tool to inventory your applications, hardware, and devices; evaluate compatibility of applications and Websites; and even fix the applications using Compatibility Fixes or Shims.
Here are some good pointers for more information,
- Spring Board Series: To understand what exactly has changed in ACT 5.5 – Read This
- Mysteries of MSI Compatibility Modes in Windows 7 – Read This
- In this Blog, Chris Jackson speaks on updates which happened to the Compatiblity tools and Windows 7 RTM – Read This
- SWAT Team PodCAST – Here (This is a mp3 file)
- Download Application Compatibility ToolKit 5.5 – Here