The Windows 7 launch is coming up soon, and we're doing everything we can to help ISVs get their apps compatible and certified for our new consumer OS. 

 

Those who wish to be notified as program updates are made available and when tools are released can opt-in to receive email notifications via the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9653015

 

The final documentation of the Windows 7 Logo Program, which can be found at the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9630189, outlines the technical requirements and eligibility criteria.

 

We will be releasing an Alpha of the toolkit sometime towards the end of March, which will help validate application compliance with logo requirements. Until then, the OEM Ready tests (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9093230) are actually a pretty good baseline for Windows 7 Logo compliance. 

 

A beta of the toolkit should be available towards the end of May.  In additional to providing automated tests to validate an application for compliance, we will start accepting submissions at that time as well. 

 

As information becomes available, it will be posted on the Windows 7 Logo Program's MSDN site at the following location: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9652094

 

Again, those who wish to be notified as program updates are made available and when tools are released, can opt-in to receive email notifications via the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9653015

 

Thanks!

jmp