Microsoft Compatibility Exchange Technical Reference

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

The Microsoft® Compatibility Exchange is a Web service that propagates application compatibility issues from the server to the client. The issues are drawn from various data sources, such as the Microsoft Corporation and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). This propagation involves enabling the client to connect to Microsoft using the Internet to check for updated compatibility information.

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What is the Microsoft Compatibility Exchange?

Includes detailed information about what the Microsoft Compatibility Exchange is, including the common scenarios for its usage and its related technologies.

How the Microsoft Compatibility Exchange Works

Includes detailed information about how the Microsoft Compatibility Exchange works, including its high-level processes and its data sharing capabilities.

See Also


Application Compatibility Toolkit Technical Reference