Microsoft introduced the latest update to the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals earlier this week, refreshing this resource yet again.
As I’ve said before, the IT pro mention in the label should not put customers off. The fact of the matter is that the resource offers exactly what it promises, namely a list as an Excel spreadsheet. Users don’t have to be hardcore geeks to leverage a list, do they?
The May update to the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals is available via the Download Center
free of charge, as has always been the case with this specific download.
Interested customers can grab it immediately and start using it. The download page for the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List is in itself a very interesting collection of resources that users are bound to find handy.
As was always the case: “the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals is a Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by either the software publisher or by the Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements,” Microsoft explained.
There are no less than 24,547 items on the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List that I just downloaded, and by the looks of it Microsoft is not yet done with introducing updates to this resource.
It’s my experience that Windows 7 customers don’t have anywhere near the volume of problems related to incompatibility as they did with Windows Vista.
Still, the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List is a valuable resource that IT pros and not only can turn to, especially in offline scenarios to find where a particular app plays nice with Windows 7 or not.
I’m certainly curious to see the evolution of the Windows Application Compatibility List with the advent of Windows vNext
, especially since it appears like the successor of Windows 7 will introduce some compatibility issues.