Compatibility cookbook for Windows

Windows and Windows Server compatibility cookbook: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2


In the Cookbook, we provide info about changes to and new features of the Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating systems. We also provide guidelines for you to verify the compatibility of your existing and planned programs with the new operating systems. We assume that you are familiar with previous versions of Windows.

The content applies to:

Developer audience

The Cookbook is for third-party developers of apps that are designed to be used in the Microsoft Windows environment and is available for viewing and for download. The content applies to:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2



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