Mark Russinovich – Virtual Round Table on WIndows 7Application Compatibility

While this is not 100% MDT/Deployment focused I thought it of enough relevance to post here. I have attended the Virtual Round Tables that Mark has run in the past. I can say that, without exception, I have found them to be of high value and well worth the time taken out to attend. If you feel this does not appeal to you but would help someone else in your organisation that you know then please pass the information on.

Don't forget that if you have any Application Compatibility Questions you can submit them ahead of time for Mark and the panel to consider.

Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable

Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)


Date:  Thursday, June 18

Time:  11:00am Pacific Time


Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving from Windows Vista, but also for those coming from Windows XP. Join us to discuss the most common challenges around application compatibility when coming from a legacy operating system, why changes were made along the way, compatibility technologies inside the OS and methods for getting incompatible applications to run on Windows 7. Along the way we share tips and tricks, demonstrate free tools to analyze and fix applications and answer your specific questions about application compatibility live.


In Part 2 of this Virtual Round Table discussion (planned for later this Summer/Fall), we’ll discuss the options and approaches for using virtualization tools In depth to address application incompatibilities – including presentation virtualization, desktop virtualization and application virtualization. We’ll be sending out more details and posting information to for part 2 as the dates are finalized.


As part of the “virtual” experience, you may submit your questions about Windows 7 Application Compatibility to the panel live during the event—or submit questions in advance to

This post was contributed by Richard Trusson a senior consultant with Microsoft Services UK.

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