There have been a number of press articles recently about application compatibility between the .NET Framework 1.1 and the .NET Framework 2.0 (beta). You can see an article in eWeek and an article in Microsoft Watch.
You can get the full story on our application compatibility plans in a whitepaper that we just put up on MSDN. Those of you who are frequent readers of my blog, (or those of you who scroll down a few entries;-) will see a request that we put out several months ago to get applications for testing compatibility. Altogether, we’ve brought several hundred applications in for testing. The whitepapers are an extension of this effort – we’re trying to tell you everything that our testing has shown us about application compatibility. We’re also asking your help to test your own applications and give us the results. Compatibility testing is never easy, but there’s time left in the Whidbey product cycle and, as Soma pointed out in his blog, this is something that we’re committed to getting right.
What’s the best course for you to take at this point?
What else can we do? Let me know.