Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility

Some good resources on Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility over at Venkat's Blog:

Microsoft has made several resources and tools available for Solution developers create better solutions that run on Windows Server

Operating systems. Some of them are listed below in this article.

1) Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility cookbook  - Download this

The Cookbook covers the most common application compatibility issues and provides tips how to modify applications or redesign them

to help provide a quality experience with Windows Server 2008 and/or the Windows Vista operating system.

2)Top 10 Issues for Developing Applications on Windows Server 2008 Download

This document details the top 10 compatibility issues when developing applications for Windows Server 2008.

3)Works with Tool Download

This highly-automated tool will help quickly determine baseline compatibility with Windows Server 2008.

4) System State Analyzer Tool Download

Create two snapshots of fixed drives, registry settings, drivers, and services at different points in time and compare them to view


5) Certification Tool Download

A wizard style tool to help walk thru the requirements and tests in the Certification program. Users can take advantage of the built-in

automation and results tracking features and collaborate and track progress easily.

The good,better and best of demonstrating quality of your application.

Here are the ways in which application's quality and compatibility can be highlighted to Customers and the world:


Tell Customers about the application's readiness for Windows Server 2008

Announce compatibility by signing up on | Announce here


Achieve the 'Works with Windows Server 2008' designation for the application

Use and benefit from the "Works with Tool".

Download here

Sign up for the program and receive the 'Works with Windows Server 2008' designation for the application.


Get the application Logo Certified for Windows Server 2008

Use and benefit from the "Certification Tool" and sign up to Certify the application to achieve the "Certified For Windows Server 2008" Logo. More details on the Windows Server 2008 application compatibility and Logo program is available here: Innovate On Windows Server.

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