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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Chapter 5. Testing Application Compatibility

  • Understanding Compatibility 140

  • Choosing the Best Tool 141

  • Understanding the ACT 145

  • Planning for the ACT 148

  • Preparing for the ACT 153

  • Collecting Compatibility Data 157

  • Analyzing Compatibility Data 158

  • Rationalizing an Application Inventory 167

  • Testing and Mitigating Issues 169

  • Summary 177

  • Additional Resources 178

Application compatibility is often a deployment-blocking issue. It's also the issue that most deployment projects focus on the least—until things begin to fall apart. By focusing on application compatibility early, you can better ensure a successful deployment project.

Three common reasons that application compatibility blocks operating-system deployment are fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Companies simply ...

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