Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.5 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7, Windows Vista, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and…


Windows 7 IT Pro Guides: What’s new and Manageability Overview Published

A couple of documents have been published recently concerning Windows 7 that are interesting for IT Professionals and Administrators: Windows 7 What’s New (things like DirectAccess, BranchCache, VHD boot, deployment technologies, and AppLocker) Windows 7 Manageability (Improvements that can reduce TCO increasing automation, user productivity, flexible administrative control) Download them from Microsoft here.


Make Web Not War – Web Platform and Application Installers

The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s user interface, you can choose to install either specific products or the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto…


Windows Vista - Springboard Series of Resources

Can’t find all the resources you need to Plan, Deploy and Manage Windows Vista? Well, the Springboard Series of Resources is available to help you. Discover, Explore, Deploy and Manage resources, are all in one place, to make your job easier. Monthly spotlights; interviews and advice from technical experts like Mark Russinovich; links to the…