Why don’t I see any data for Vendor Assessment for Windows 7 in ACT 5.5?

A few weeks ago, I spoke about how our information on vendor data was slowly making it through the channel, beginning with the compatibility center (complete), moving on to the downloadable Application Compatibility List for IT Pros (complete), and finally getting to ACT. I suggested, “The target date for this integration is mid-December 2009.” To…


Windows 7 Debugging Demo: Troubleshooting the Broken Microsoft Time Zone Utility

Earlier today, I received this request from a customer: This (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=07fb0bd8-f390-458d-a629-6f0258ac7cdf) is a .NET 1.1 app and I have installed .NET 1.1 SP1 on Windows 7 32-bit and all .NET 1.1 SP1 security patches but it doesn’t run. Gives me this error: An internal error has occurred: Object reference not set to an instance of…


Flexera Software Webinar: Best Practices for Windows 7 Application Compatibility

Are your business-critical applications compatible with Windows 7? Join Microsoft’s “App Compat Guy” Chris Jackson to learn best practices for how IT teams are resolving Windows 7 application compatibility issues. Hear about his experiences with early Windows 7 adopters, including the most common application compatibility issues and their root causes. Tips in this webinar will…


Sometimes, an apparently broken operating system is an app compat problem: Symantec solution available for “Network Path Not Found” and other errors

In the world of app compat, sometimes you get lucky and have the app itself clearly not working, and you debug it. (Well, I guess if you’re really going to get lucky, you’ll have the app just work.) Things get murkier when an app has a bad interaction with another app, but not stand-alone (in…


TechReady 9 Recap

This one has been on my to-do list for a while, so it’s far from breaking news. I use these posts as a resource to gauge how we’re doing with our presentation content. Typically these posts don’t generate a lot of feedback, but it is always welcome. At TechReady 9, I presented the following sessions:…


Localized Documentation for the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 (ACT 5.5) Available in 10 Languages

今日は。Guten Tag. Bonjour. ¡Hola! 안녕하세요. 你好. Ciao. Здравствуйте. Olá. I’ve been on leave for a while, so my apologies for being quiet lately. I’ve been sitting on this news for a while, though I think these links might come in handy if you are touching a global audience. We have localized the documentation for ACT…