Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) Version 5.6

Updated: June 11, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

The Microsoft® Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6 enables software developers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and IT professionals who work in a corporate environment to determine, before deployment within the organization, whether their applications are compatible with a new version of the Windows® operating system. ACT also enables such individuals to determine how an update to the new version will affect their applications.

You can use the ACT features to:

  • Verify your application's, device's, and computer's compatibility with a new version of the Windows operating system, including determining your risk assessment.

  • Verify a Windows update's compatibility, including determining your risk assessment.

  • Become involved in the ACT Community, including sharing your application assessment with other ACT users.

  • Test your applications for issues related to User Account Control (UAC) by using the Standard User Analyzer (SUA) tool.

  • Test your Web applications and Web sites for compatibility with new releases and security updates to Internet Explorer®, by using the Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool.

See Also

Concepts

Introduction to the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) Version 5.6
Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
Application Compatibility Toolkit Technical Reference
Customer Support and Documentation Resources
Troubleshooting ACT
Software and Hardware Requirements for ACT 5.6