Tuesday 27 April 2010

Application Compatibility for the Masses: AOK4SMB

Yesterday was a great day for ChangeBASE.

We launched an exclusive initiative with Microsoft to service the application compatibility requirements of organisations with up to 250 PCs.
AOK4SMB is a free online application compatibility tool for the SMB market. Organisations can upload a single MSI file, test and report for compatibility and where applicable AOK4SMB will offer a fix (if available) or highlight where the issues are in the application.

For SMB’s, being able to embrace the latest technology developments can be key to the ongoing growth of their business but they don’t always have the internal resource or skills to enable them to do so. Application compatibility can be a complex and specialised area and an OS migration can be a daunting task.

Sandrine Skinner, director of SMB product management for the Windows and windows Live Division at Microsoft explained;

“We recognise small and midsize business customers have a unique and diverse set of needs and they don’t have time to think about technology for technology’s sake. Customers tell us they need an easy way to make sure their applications will work with Windows 7 Professional. We continue to act on this feedback, and we’re excited to be working with ChangeBASE to make it even easier for customers to run their applications, so they can focus on what matters most — their business. This is one more tool available so they can easily migrate to Windows 7 Professional with no disruption to their business.”

For ChangeBASE this is an opportunity for us to take the benefits of our AOK solution to a new market.

And, just a little cheekily, I had to capture a screen-grab of the of the AOK Information on the Microsoft Press page so my Mum could see.

So, yes, you could say that yesterday was a great day.

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