Application Compatibility Projects vs. Application Quality Projects

Greg Lambert, the chief tech guy over at ChangeBase, responded to my recent blog post on how to best leverage tools, and I believe we may have hit a bit of a bump in the road with regard to semantics. Specifically with regards to the usage of the word Quality. I had stated: One thing…

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What are the ACT Compatibility Evaluators Really Good For?

I receive a number of questions on the compatibility evaluators in ACT that revolve around one central question: what are they actually good for? Seems kind of a harsh question, eh? Well, I’m not intending to be rude. However, I do try to help people avoid assumptions that will end up making them sad. However,…

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What Does it Mean to be Compatible with Windows 7?

There are a number of terms thrown around in the world of app compat that are vaguely defined at best. Now, I’m not one to suggest that tedium is a good practice in general, but in some cases understanding the true technical definition of a term can lead to significant time savings when that definition…

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Windows 7 Vendor Compatibility Data Now Available in ACT 5.5

It’s been a long road to get here, but the checklist is now complete. Vendor data for Windows 7 application compatibility, previously available on the web and as a downloadable Excel sheet, is finally integrated into ACT 5.5! Here is some information on this data, courtesy of the team: How many applications do we have…

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