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Toolkit Helps With Windows XP SP2 Compatibility

Microsoft's Application Compatibility Toolkit 4.0 addresses issues that have caused some companies to proceed slowly with Windows XP SP2 upgrades.

Microsoft has released an upgrade to its Application Compatibility Toolkit that's intended to help business customers migrate applications from earlier releases of Windows to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003.

Concerns over application compatibility have caused some companies to move slowly in deploying Windows XP SP2, despite the operating system's touted security improvements. Application Compatibility Toolkit version 4.0, available now, helps customers assess the readiness of their applications to run on XP SP2 and provides guidance on how to work out any issues, according to Microsoft.

Key components of ACT 4.0 include updated versions of the Microsoft Application Analyzer, which handles application inventory and compatibility reporting; Internet Explorer Compatibility Evaluator; and Compatibility Administrator, for accessing fixes needed for older applications.

ACT 4.0 will take an inventory of desktop applications, determine their compatibility with XP SP2, then help with the migration of those applications, Microsoft says.

ACT 4.0 also helps with application compatibility on Windows Server 2003. The toolkit is available for download on Microsoft's Web site here.

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