Microsoft set to publicize list of 800 Vista-compatible apps

In spite of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent comments designed to dampen Wall Street's expectations for Windows Vista, the Windows team itself is continuing to do all it can to encourage customer uptake of the newest version of Windows. On February 20, Microsoft announced final availabilty of six Vista deployment tools. The company also went […]

In spite of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent comments designed to dampen Wall Street's expectations for Windows Vista, the Windows team itself is continuing to do all it can to encourage customer uptake of the newest version of Windows.

On February 20, Microsoft announced final availabilty of six Vista deployment tools. The company also went public with its plans to publish a list of applications that have been certified by independent testers as "Vista-compatible." This is not the list of applications that the company is tracking internally via data gathered as part of its Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) testing, however; instead, it is simply a list of companies who apply for and are granted third-party Vista certification.

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