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Application Compatibility Strategies for IT Pros. Pacific IT Professionals. APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY PROCESS. > COLLECT >. > MITIGATE. > ANALYZE >. Collect an Application Inventory. Rationalize and Consolidate Applications. Analyze for Compatibility and ISV Support.

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application compatibility process
APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY PROCESS

> COLLECT >

> MITIGATE

> ANALYZE >

  • Collect an Application Inventory

Rationalize and Consolidate Applications

Analyze for Compatibility and ISV Support

Test for and Mitigate Compatibility Issues

application compatibility tools
Application Compatibility Tools

> COLLECT >

> ANALYZE >

> MITIGATE

Application Compatibility Toolkit

Windows Compatibility Center

Compatible Applications List

Application Quality Cookbook

Application Verifier

Application Compatibility Toolkit

Application Virtualization

Application Quality Cookbook

Virtual Legacy Windows OS

(MED-V, XP Mode)

Application Compatibility Toolkit

Asset Inventory Service

Microsoft Assessment and Planning

System Center Family

application compatibility toolkit act 5 5
Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5
  • Provides tools to inventory applications, hardware and devices in the production environment
  • Synchronizes collected inventorywith current application and hardware compatibility data from Microsoft
  • Helps you determine how a Windows Update will impact your applications
  • Includes tools to test and repair individual applications
top focus areas for compatibility testing
Top Focus Areas for Compatibility Testing

WHEN COMING FROM WINDOWS XP…

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY TOOLKIT SOLUTIONS

User Account Control (UAC)

Windows Resource Protection (WRP)

Internet Explorer® Protected Mode

Impacts of 64-bit Operating Systems

Windows Filtering Platform

Operating System Version Changes

Deprecations/GINA/Session 0 (High Impact/Low Frequency)

ACT Standard User Analyzer

ACT UAC Compatibility Evaluator

ACT Windows Compatibility Evaluator

top focus areas for compatibility testing1
Top Focus Areas for Compatibility Testing

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY TOOLKIT SOLUTIONS

WHEN COMING FROM WINDOWS VISTA…

ACT Application Compatibility Manager

ACT Windows Compatibility Evaluator

ACT Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool

  • Operating System Version Changes
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Removal of Windows Gallery applications (Windows Mail, Movie Maker, Messenger, Address Book, Photo Gallery)
  • National Language Support (NLS) Sorting Changes
  • File Libraries
compatibility mitigation process overview
Compatibility Mitigation Process Overview

  • Look for a compatible version of the application or update from the ISV

  • Recode in-house developed applications wherever possible for native Windows 7 compatibility

  • Use compatibility fixes – or “shims” – to mitigate incompatibility when recoding is not an option

  • Explore virtualization options to mitigate incompatibility
v irtualization tools
VirtualizationTools

DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION

APPLICATION VIRTUALIZATION

  • REMOTE APPLICATION HOSTING

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Windows XP Mode

Windows Server

Application Virtualization(App-V)

resources to help
Resources to Help
  • TOOLS
  • Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5
  • CONTENT
  • TechNet Application Compatibility Zone
  • MSDN Windows 7 Resources for Developers
  • SERVICES
  • Application Compatibility Factory
  • Microsoft Services
potential risks
Potential Risks
  • Limited number of people who can evangelize the appcompat and mitigation tools at a technical level
  • Not all compatibility fixes (shims) are documented on TechNet
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