Microsoft have released the final version of its ‘Platform Update" for Windows Vista to help developers recreate their applications in Windows 7.
This tool, which is basically a set of runtime libraries was designed by Microsoft to get improved compatibility between Vista and Windows 7. They are offering the Platform Update as a free automatic download via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center sites. The updates include Windows Ribbon, portable devices platform, automation and animation manager API’s to allow coders to write apps.
This tool was created to help Microsoft customers feel confident in moving from Vista to Windows 7.
More information is available over here
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