Application Compatibility Strategies for IT Pros

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Pacific IT Professionals. APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY PROCESS. Collect an Application Inventory. Rationalize and Consolidate Applications. Analyze for Compatibility and ISV Support. Test for and Mitigate Compatibility Issues. ID: 261536 Download Presentation

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Application Compatibility Strategies for IT Pros

Pacific IT Professionals. APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY PROCESS. Collect an Application Inventory. Rationalize and Consolidate Applications. Analyze for Compatibility and ISV Support. Test for and Mitigate Compatibility Issues.

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Application Compatibility Strategies for IT Pros

Pacific IT Professionals

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APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY PROCESS

Collect an Application Inventory

Rationalize and Consolidate Applications

Analyze for Compatibility and ISV Support

Test for and Mitigate Compatibility Issues

> COLLECT >

> ANALYZE >

> MITIGATE

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Application Compatibility Toolkit

Asset

Inventory Service

Microsoft Assessment and

Planning

System Center Family

Application Compatibility Toolkit

Application Virtualization

Application Quality Cookbook

Virtual Legacy Windows

OS

(MED-V, XP Mode)

Application Compatibility Toolkit

Windows Compatibility

Center

Compatible Applications List

Application Quality Cookbook

Application Verifier

Application Compatibility Tools

> COLLECT >

> ANALYZE >

> MITIGATE

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Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5

Provides tools

to inventory applications, hardware and devices in the production environment

Synchronizes collected inventory

with current application and hardware compatibility data from Microsoft

Helps you determine how a Windows Update will

impact your applications

Includes tools to

test and repair

individual applications

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Top Focus Areas for Compatibility Testing

WHEN COMING FROM WINDOWS XP…

User Account Control (UAC)

Windows Resource Protection (WRP)

Internet Explorer® Protected Mode

Impacts of 64-bit Operating Systems

Windows Filtering Platform

Operating System Version Changes

Deprecations/GINA/Session 0 (High Impact/Low Frequency)

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY TOOLKIT SOLUTIONS

ACT Standard User Analyzer

ACT UAC Compatibility Evaluator

ACT Windows Compatibility Evaluator

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Top Focus Areas for Compatibility Testing

WHEN COMING FROM WINDOWS VISTA…

Operating System Version Changes

Internet Explorer 8

Removal of Windows Gallery applications (Windows Mail, Movie Maker, Messenger, Address Book, Photo Gallery)

National Language Support (NLS) Sorting Changes

File Libraries

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY TOOLKIT SOLUTIONS

ACT Application Compatibility Manager

ACT Windows Compatibility Evaluator

ACT Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool

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Compatibility Mitigation Process Overview

Look for a compatible version of the application or update from the ISV

Recode in-house developed applications wherever possible for native Windows 7 compatibility

Use compatibility fixes – or “shims” – to mitigate incompatibility when recoding is not an option

Explore virtualization options to mitigate incompatibility

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REMOTE APPLICATION HOSTING

DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION

APPLICATION VIRTUALIZATION

V

irtualization

Tools

Windows Server

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Windows XP Mode

Application Virtualization

(App-V)

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Resources to Help

TOOLS

Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5

CONTENT

TechNet Application Compatibility Zone

MSDN Windows 7 Resources for Developers

SERVICES

Application Compatibility Factory

Microsoft Services

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Potential Risks

Limited number of people who can evangelize the

appcompat

and mitigation tools at a technical level

Not all compatibility fixes (shims) are documented on TechNet

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©

2009 Microsoft

Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.

The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted

to

be a commitment

on

the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation.

MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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