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Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility

Application Compatibility Topics
IIS7 Web Deployment/Migration tool

Happiness is a server running IIS7 and to that end, the IIS team released "Technical Preview 1" of the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool which provides deployment and migration support for IIS 6.0 and 7.0, making it a great tool to migrate your Web applications to support Windows Server 2008.

Application Compatibility Cookbook

Get the details on how to verify the compatibility of your applications with Windows Server 2008.

Windows Server Application Compatibility Downloads

System State Analyzer Tool (.msi)

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

Windows Server 2008 Software Logo Test Framework (.doc)

The Framework describes tests that verify an application's compliance with Works with Windows Server 2008 requirements.

Windows Server 2008 Software Logo Specifications (.doc)

Technical requirements of a server application and its client components must meet in order to become Certified for Windows Server.

Windows Server 2008 Works with Specifications (.doc)

Includes detailed information for technical managers and testers preparing software applications for the Works with Windows Server 2008 program detailed information verification tests.

Application Compatibility Cookbook

Learn how to verify the compatibility of your applications for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.

Certified for Windows Server 2008 Tool X86 (.msi)

The tool to run Windows Server 2008 certification in-house (X86).

Certified for Windows Server 2008 Tool X64 (.msi)

The tool to run Windows Server 2008 certification in-house (X64).

Works with Windows Server 2008 Tool (.msi)

This tool will help you quickly determine baseline compatibility with Windows Server 2008 in about 2 to 4 hours.

Application Compatibility Videos

Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility

Pat Altimore, a developer consultant from the Windows Server 2008 Compatibility Labs, discusses key changes in Windows Server 2008 that may affect your applications.

Application Compatibility - Overview

In this video, our good friend Jason Olson chats with Maarten Van De Bospoort, Mark Taylor, and Pat Altimore about Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility.

Application Compatibility - MSI Installer Issues

Jason Olson chats with Robert Flaming about application compatibility issues around Windows Installer for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Application Compatibility - Debugging

In this video, we sit down (well, stand up actually) with Chris Jackson and Gov Maharaj to chat about debugging application compatibility issues (and some of the things Microsoft has done to mitigate typical app compat issues we've run into).