Are you an ISV?  Would you like to be as happy as this fine chap?  If you'd like to be so happy, that you could do the YMCA whilst simultaneously doing the Limbo, read on....

Vista's coming, don't you know.  As an ISV (Independent Software Vendor), it represents a signifcant potential opportunity for you.  Here at Microsoft, we want to help you take advantage of this opportunity and assist you in developing and delivering Windows Vista compatible software faster, more cost effectively, and with greater market segment impact than ever before.

Here are the things that you need to do to get ready for Windows Vista:

So, what are these logo's all about?  Well, the first one, on the left, shows your customers that you are certified, increasing their confidence and satisfaction with your products.  When you use this logo on your product packaging and promotions, customers will know at first glance that your software will provide the highest quality Windows Vista experience.  Find out more information about the 'Certified for Windows Vista' logo.

What about the other logo, on the right?  Well, this 'Works with Windows Vista' logo will help you communicate to your customers that your applications are supported and meet baseline standards of full functionality on Windows Vista.  Good to know, me thinks!  Find out more information about the 'Works with Windows Vista' logo.

Go-Do: Start testing your applications on Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) and help ensure compatibility with the final major pre-release of Windows Vista. Windows Vista RC1 is now available to MSDN Subscribers and through the Customer Preview Program (CPP).  Get Windows Vista RC1 and start testing today!