It looks like Tech Ed IT Forum in Barcelona is sold out! I'll be presenting a couple of sessions there on application compatibility there, including the first public presentation of my shims deep-dive. (I actually did this one at an internal conference a few months back, and received some encouraging feedback on it.)
Here is my tentative calendar of talks:
CLI319 - Windows Vista Application Compatibility Tools and ResourcesDate: 12 November 2007 Start: 16:00 Finish: 17:15 Room: Room 115
CLI01-IS - Application Compatibility Testing: Notes from the FieldDate: 12 November 2007 Start: 17:45 Finish: 19:00 Room: Room 130
CLI404 - Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues in Windows Vista using ShimsDate: 13 November 2007 Start: 17:00 Finish: 18:15 Room: Room 115
If you're going to be attending the conference, I would love to hear your feedback on all of the content we've been making available around application compatibility. My colleague Peg will be there as well (I don't think she blogs, so I didn't link to her) and she would also love your feedback. She has been trying to prepare all of the content that you would need to get started and maximize your chances of success. At the same time, I've been trying to get a lot more of the deep dive content out there. If you're an enterprise customer who has learned all of the tools and solved all of the problems except the last few hard ones, I hope I can give you the information you need to fix them. If you're a partner who is trying to help multiple customers resolve issues, and you want to know everything that we know, I want to share it with you.
Lately, I've been focusing a lot more on shims. This is just the feedback I've heard from the customers I've worked with and the events at which I have spoken: "I can find the issue, but I don't know how to match issues with a mitigation, because there isn't enough documentation on the mitigations!" I hear you! But what else do you want to hear to give you the knowledge and expertise you need? Comment, come and chat - make sure we know what you still don't know but need to know. I hope to see some of you there!