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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

Back when I was focused on Citrix Servers and helping people get the best out of existing Terminal Server and Citrix Server installations it was somewhat surprising how many Applications AND Developers all do their own thing in whatever way they like with no regards to Standards like these.

There was similar material from Microsoft regarding Server 2003 and I always kept the details in template email ready for when asked. Anyway, these links below should start you off in the right place?

Windows Server Software Logo Program Online Forum

  • Participate in the Windows Server Software Logo Program Online Forum where you can chat with other developers, post questions, and discuss technical topics, problems, and suggestions.  This forum is monitored by Microsoft staff who can answer both business and technical questions.
Windows Server 2008 Home page
  • Home page for the Windows Server 2008 operating system.
Get Windows Server 2008 RC0
  • Download an evaluation copy of Windows Server 2008 RC0.
Certification Tool for x86
  • The tool to run Windows Server 2008 certification in-house, the same tool the test vendors use.
Certification Tool for x64
  • The tool to run Windows Server 2008 certification in-house, the same tool the test vendors use.
Works with Tool
  • This highly-automated tool will help you quickly determine baseline compatibility with Windows Server 2008
System State Analyzer Tool
  • Create two snapshots of fixed drives, registry settings, drivers, and services at different points in time and compare them to view differences.
Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Cookbook
  • The Cookbook covers the most common application compatibility issues and provides tips how to modify your applications or redesign them to help provide a quality experience with Windows Server 2008 and/or the Windows Vista operating system.
Top 10 Steps for Developing Applications on Windows Server 2008
  • This document details the top 10 issues to avoid when developing applications for Windows Server 2008.
Windows Server 2008 Software Logo Specifications
  • Technical requirements of a server application and its client components must meet in order to become Certified for Windows Server.
Windows Server 2008 Software Logo Test Framework
  • The Framework describes tests that verify an application's compliance with Works with Windows Server 2008 requirements.
Windows Server 2008 Works with Specifications
  • Technical specification outlining requirements that allow server applications to receive the Works with Windows Server 2008 designation.
Windows Server 2008 Works with Test Framework
  • Includes detailed information for technical managers and testers preparing software applications for the Works with Windows Server 2008 program detailed information verification tests.
Windows Server 2008 Technical Library
  • Microsoft TechNet page with detailed information on Windows Server 2008 technologies.
Developer Curriculum for Windows Server 2008
  • Designed for software developers and solution architects, this fast-paced seminar series provides on-demand webcasts and labcasts about the new features and technologies in Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft ISV Zone
  • Portal for ISV developer training and events on MSDN.

Microsoft INNOVATE ON Windows Server

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2007 10:45 AM Citrix , Microsoft Tips | Back to top


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