Announcing Microsoft Standard User Analyzer Beta 1

The UAC team has just released the first beta version of the Microsoft Standard User Analyzer (SUA) tool.  SUA is a tool that independent software vendors (ISVs) and IT developers can use to diagnose and identify possible application compatibility issues when migrating applications from running as administrator on down level Windows operating systems to Windows…

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Windows Vista Readiness Labs at TechEd 06

Johnny AppCompat again. I wanted to tell you about a unique opportunity to get one-on-one time with our Windows Vista application compatibility experts during the Windows Vista Readiness Applications Compatibility Labs at TechEd 2006. Bring your own Applications to test and troubleshoot and/or try out our self paced labs to test and catch up on the…

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User Account Control Prompts on the Secure Desktop

Imagine stopping at a gas station to fuel up your car, selecting Standard grade unleaded gasoline, and then filling up your gas tank. Imagine then that your car fails to start and that you discover that someone maliciously tampered with the gas pump to make it distribute diesel gasoline instead of unleaded. This is an example of…

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User Account Control and Application Compatibility Tools

Johnny AppCompat here, Product Manager for Windows Vista Application Compatibility. User Account Control in Windows Vista is a great improvement for IT Pros in implementing a true Standard User across their organization.  However, with the implementation of UAC, you may also run across some Application Compatibility issues you need to address, so I thought we’d…

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