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Breaking News: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is RTW

Breaking News: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is RTW

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(RTW = Released to Web)

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There’s a new version of the Application Compatibility Toolkit out.  ACT 5.5.

Download here

For those of you not familiar with this toolset, check out the main TechNet Library pages about it.

Oddly, that page was updated two days from now.

“Huh?  ‘Was updated.. Wednesday’ ? ”

This blog post is happening April 6, 2009.  The page says it was “Updated: April 8, 2009”.

Anyway.. the “What’s New” page lists the following:

The updates include:

  • Updated issue detection and supported operating systems
  • Integration of data from the Windows Vista® Compatibility Center
  • Ability to audit your application data and to selectively synchronize your applications with Microsoft.
  • Updated documentation for the Windows compatibility fixes
  • Ability to customize your Quick Reports view
  • Ability to label your individual data-collection packages
  • Removal of the Internet Explorer® Compatibility Evaluator (IECE)
  • Ability to participate in the Customer Experience Program

That first one, “updated issue detection”, is particularly important.  The details say that we’ve added several types of support for Windows 7 RC. (No.. don’t get excited.  This is not a release announcement.  RC is not available at the time of this writing.  Watch this blog.)

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