mpr1Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool delivers a simple, self-service way for software publishers to quickly verify application compatibility, fix errors, and receive benefits for innovating on the latest Microsoft platform technologies. Passing the test helps you meet requirements for Microsoft Partner Network ISV Competency.

The availability of the tool was announced at Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC).

You choose from a series of individual tests. And those tests verifies your software is compatible. The tool provides rich, actionable reports to help you accurately identify errors and take corrective action. Successful test results also count towards Microsoft Partner Network program requirements, providing additional benefits. In addition, a completed test automatically earns selected Microsoft logos, including Powered by Windows Azure and Works with Windows Server 2008 R2.

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How to Get and Use the Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool

The Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool is available through the Microsoft Platform Ready portal. To get it, go to microsoftplatformready.com, and download the test. First time visitors need to register.  

On November 1, 2010, the available tests will include Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Azure, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Microsoft Lync 2010, and Windows 7. 

About Microsoft Platform Ready

Microsoft Platform Ready brings together a variety of useful assets including training, support, and marketing. Current members of the Microsoft Partner Network, startups participating in Microsoft BizSpark, and established software companies with no prior association to Microsoft are welcome to participate in Microsoft Platform Ready.

For more information about Microsoft Platform Ready, visit the site or contact mprcore@microsoft.com

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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Special thanks to Andy Gammuto for his post Microsoft Platform Ready announces free app compat testing tool at PDC 2010.