Last week, we updated the documentation for the Application Compatibility Toolkit. It's kind of hidden, though - if you go to the Application Compatibility Toolkit download page, you will find a new item in the list of files: (1.9 MB)

It's got a bit of a silly name (because it's not just instructions - it's the update also) and a silly package (or no package, really - you drag and drop the new chm into a protected Program Files folder, so you'll get UAC prompted), but it is goodness.

Liz Ross is the technical writer who creates the docs for ACT. She's got some other goodies as well, and this is the latest manifestation of the workflow we've put together. I'm busy translating shim docs from source code to geek, and she's busy translating them from geek to human.

Have a look. I'm particularly interested in getting shim documentation out faster, and hopefully updating without waiting for the next release of ACT can help you be more effective resolving application compatibility issues.

We'd love to hear your feedback on the updated docs!