Windows 7 Application compatibility list
Microsoft have released a Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals (made in excel)
The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals is a Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications which have met Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements for compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, and have thereby earned the right to display the Windows 7 Logo Program logo with the application. These products are identified with the compatibility status “Compatible – Windows 7 Logo.”
Additionally, this list includes applications with the following compatibility statuses: “Compatible,” “Free Update Required,” “Paid Update Required,” “Future Compatibility,” and “Not Compatible.” These statuses are based upon the software publishers’ statements of compatibility. These products have not met the Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements. For an explanation of the various compatibility statuses, please see the Release Notes for the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List on the first tab of the Excel spreadsheet.
My conclussion on Windows 7 Application compatibility list from Microsoft
This is a bit funny. Citrix ICA Client requires “Paid upgrade” to run on Windows 7 in 32/64bit.. say what.. 🙂
Microsoft says that “Paid update required” means the software publisher offers a fee-based upgrade to a newer version which the software publisher states is compatible with 32-bit and/or 64-bit Windows 7. These applications have not undergone Microsoft Windows Logo Program compatibility tests. Come on… the Citrix ICA Client newer version is not a paid app.. MS/Citrix please fix this info.
Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professional – address the IT Professional so you can find out which games work on Windows 7 ;o) like my favorite games Command&Conquer. quite funny but in real world there is actually companies where IT Professional needs to know if they can run games on Windows 7 (broker companies) i know cases.. well find out which app and game work on your VDI and you are good to go.. maybe
My final conclussion is still that I recommend that you look at companies AppDNA or Changebase that deliver a perfect analysis which app can run on which OS/SBC/Streaming.