Computer World posted an article that describes the number of applications that are now Windows 7 compatible. The article is at No application compatibility woes for Windows 7 – yet. To quote a bit of the article:
A spreadsheet for IT professionals (download here) listing information lists which applications are compatible with Windows 7 or not. Of the more than 13,000 apps on the list, 82% are compatible with Windows 7 today. That includes the 23% that have been certified compatible under Microsoft’s Windows 7 Logo program.
That follows a blog posted by Microsoft last month in which it claimed that more than 800,000 unique apps run on Windows 7 (including multiple versions of the same programs, 32- and 64-bit editions and a variety of language editions). Of those, more than 9,000 apps and devices have been certified as compatible under the Windows 7 Logo program. More information can be found at Microsoft’s Windows 7 Compatibility Center.
For a limited time, you can list your application, software companies in the United States can join Front Runner. Front Runner will help you get your applications compatible, will help market your application. And you can display the Front Runner stamp to show your commitment to compatibility.
Or for companies outside the United States can list applications on Project Green Light.
Both programs help get your application listed in the Windows 7 Compatibility Center.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation