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Windows Application Quality Cookbook: A Developer’s Guide to Application Compatibility, Reliability, and Performance

Available in either .docx or .xps format

Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program Learn about the Windows 7 Beta, evaluate and jump-start your development efforts on Windows 7 Beta, and stay informed about updates and resources.

The best source for further information about Windows 7 testing and releases is the site, which our product marketing team owns and will keep up to date as the beta information is available. Also note that the Windows Vista blog where you will see announcements and news has been updated to reflect the inclusion of Windows 7. This blog is now known as the Windows Blog:

This document familiarizes Application Developers with how to verify the compatibility of their applications with the new operating system and provides an overview of the few known application compatibility issues in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It also points out differences in performance, reliability, and usability, and provides links to detailed white papers and other developer guidance.

Version History
--v0.9 - Orignal publication
--v1.0 - Three additional topics:
* ChooseFont() Win32 Common Dialog
* Energy Efficiency Best Practices
* Performance Improvement – Minimizing Unresponsive Services
--v1.1 - IP Virtualization section updated to include both per-application and per-session IP virtualization.
--v1.2 Minor edits
* Removal of Windows Movie Maker
* Removal of Windows Registry Reflection
* Removal of UDDI Services from Server OS
* NLS Sorting Changes
* Server Hyper-V (New Features and Enhancements)
* MSMQ - Improved Queue Handling (New Features and Enhancements)
* Updated Server Core with new topics
* Added Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
* Updated
~ Application Manifest
~ User Interface - High DPI Awareness
~ Application Verifier
~ WoW64 Is Now an Optional Feature for Server Core
~ ChooseFont() Win32 Common Dialog
Last edited Mar 11 2009 at 8:06 PM  by Eliot, version 11
MrMartin wrote  Nov 11 2008 at 10:39 PM  
is it any sourcecode available for this cookbook project?

ManuelS wrote  Nov 13 2008 at 10:11 PM  
SHA-2 is not an encryption algorithm. SHA-2 is a synonym for the SHA-2 Hash algorithm family, used for signing digital messages.

mkmmm wrote  Oct 23 2010 at 6:47 PM  

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