We’ve recently launched the UK version of isvappcompat.com (see www.isvappcompat.com/uk), a one-stop-shop site for ISVs to either get their application compatible with Windows 7, or help tell the world about it if you’re already compatible.
Three specific things I’d like to call out:
- We have teamed up with ChangeBASE and AppDNA, two world-class organisations that provide testing services to check compatibility with Windows 7. They are both providing free testing for your ISV application – you simply upload the app, it runs the test and sends you a report back that tells you whether it’s compatible or not, and if not where the problems are. This is a really easy, quick service that you can use to get an almost immediate snapshot of how compatible your application is with Windows 7. Register your application via the site and you’ll get access to these services.
- We’re still accepting nominations for our ISV Directory of UK applications that are (or will be) compatible with Windows 7. Register via the site
- We’re running local compatibility “clinics” and workshops across the UK, get details and dates from the site
Of course if you’re already compatible you might consider applying for a “Compatible with Windows 7” logo. The process is far easier than you might think, and free for ISVs. Take a look at this post for more details: http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde/archive/2009/08/28/windows-7-toolkit-validates-against-all-requirements.aspx. As a logo partner, the Compatible with Windows 7 programme also offers you benefits such as co-branding, MS partner points, and premier placement on a variety of online consumer facing sites.