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  • Hi Folks,

    To facilitate readers and people who plan their first steps towards Application Compatibility, I have written these 5 Part Series on various tools which are a part of the ACT. These articles will provide information on how to start the appcompat process in an organization (or even as an individual) and fix applications.  

    Install and Setup the Environment

    This article will give you detailed instructions on how you can setup up the ACT 5.5 Environment, configure the Application Compatibility Manager and start the AppCompat Process. This is the first step towards solving Application Compatibility Issues with Windows 7.

    Creating and Deploying a Data Collection Package (DCP)

    In this article, you will learn how to create and deploy a Data Collection Package (DCP) to gather inventory for software, hardware, and device assets. The DCP package will start the ACT Data Collector Service to monitor the machine State. You will also learn options to schedule the Data Collection.

    How to Analyze the Application Reports Collected?

    In this article, we will look at how to categorize and prioritize applications in the ACT report which we get from the Data Collection Packages. We will also look at how to send/receive reports to get hints and support from the Community on solving AppCompat Issues.

    Testing your applications as a Standard User

    During Develop / Deploy phase of an application, its very important to test the functionality of an app as a Standard User. Especially when the organization has a locked-down environment. Standard User Analyzer tool exactly helps you in this purpose!

    Identify Website Issues with Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool

    This Tool collects your Web-based issues from Internet Explorer 7 / Internet Explorer 8, uploads the data to the ACT Log Processing Service, and gives the details about discovered compatibility issues. It also provides you links for more information about each of this compatibility issues.

    Creating Shims to Fix Broken Applications

    This article explains the Compatibility Administrator tool which enables you to resolve many of your potential application compatibility issues. It also explains you on how to create customized compatibility fixes, modes, AppHelp messages, and compatibility databases.

    Do lemme know your comments/Thoughts in this regard.

    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:00 PM