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Microsoft Offers Windows 7 Support for SMBs

Small and midsize businesses looking to test and fix Windows 7 issues without springing for Professional XP Mode just received some welcome news.

That's because Microsoft has forged an alliance with ChangeBase, and application-compatibility tool vendor, to offer SMBs an appliance that automatically tests their applications and fixes buggy code.

Small Business Computing takes a look at Microsoft's new partnership with ChangeBase, and what it means for SMBs.


Microsoft announced an alliance with ChangeBase, an application-compatibility tool vendor, which will let IT professionals and servicing partners for small and medium businesses test and fix issues with programs that balk at running under Windows 7 -- without resorting to Windows 7 Professional's "XP Mode."

One of the advantages of using the tool, dubbed AOK for Small and Midsize Businesses, or AOK4SMB, is that it will automatically test the SMB's applications and, in many cases, also automatically fix the code if necessary, a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) spokesperson said Monday.

"This fixes the applications so they will run natively on Windows 7," Sandrine Skinner, director of SMB product management for the Windows and Windows Live Division, told InternetNews.com.

Read the full story at Small Business Computing:
Free Windows 7 Compatibility Tool for SMBs