In my last blog
post I mentioned how important compatibility is, for example, you might see
a certificate error page and would like to know what the problem with the
website digital certificate is. In order to help you get ready for IE7, the IE
team released a small
tool that can be used to find compatibility issues when using IE7 beta
I am happy to announce that Microsoft has released a beta of the fully
featured compatibility tool, the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
Beta. This new toolkit will cover all the IE 7 logging that the previously
released tool had. Some of the other highlights include
- ACT 5.0 will identify compatibility issues when using
Windows Vista and IE7, for example, what applications are having problems
with User Account Control (UAC), a new Windows Vista feature.
- Richer UI experience
- ACT 5.0 will have agents that can be installed on
individual machines which will upload all the compatibility data from
individual machines to a central location for analysis, grouping, reporting
- Once an issue has been identified ACT 5.0 will have
help available on how to resolve a particular issue or workaround it.
- ISV partners and customers using ACT 5.0 will be able
to post comments to the new Online Application Community where they can
share their information about application compatibility testing and upload
results to share.
- ACT 5.0 can also be used on Window XP SP2 to help
identify compatibility issues when using IE7.
here to read more about Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 Beta and sign
up for beta program. The temporary tool created by the IE team will stop
working on May 26th 2006.