Windows 7 is almost here. Enterprise customers will be able to get it soon and there are less than 2 months until it hits General Availability and lands on store shelves and pre-installed on PC’s and laptops. New features like Jump Lists and DirectAccess offer enticing incentive for enterprises.
There is some preparation and planning required before rolling out a new operating system in an enterprise though. One critical step is to validate that the applications the business relies on will work with the new operating system.
Microsoft has developed the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help you do just that. The latest version, ACT 5.5, has been updated to perform application compatibility for Windows 7 systems. Download the tool and start assessing your applications so you can be ready for Windows 7. You can also check out this interview between Stephen Rose and Jeremy Chapman to learn more about the updates and changes in the most recent Application Compatibility Toolkit.