Abbreviated as ACT, Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is a component of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. It is designed to diagnose and enhance the application compatibility of a system, as well as mitigate related issues.
Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is basically an application that is created to provide an inventory of different programs from apps to hardware, and drivers to peripheral devices for compatibility checkup. They have to be processed to run with certain operating systems, such as Windows Vista and Windows 7. It is also made to evaluate before the Windows Update application or the Windows Internet Explorer browser is deployed. Issues and problems can be fixed through its feature called “Compatibility Fixes”.
With ACT, users can lessen their expenses in testing application compatibility. They can also deploy Windows and supported programs much faster. It provides them an opportunity to prioritize certain apps and hardware programs.
Some of the main features of Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 are the following:
• Verify application compatibility with risk assessment (Windows OS or Windows Update)
• Conduct diagnostic test of Internet sites and Web applications – Comes with security updates for Internet Explorer
• Analyze and organize portfolio of programs, apps, websites, and computer systems
• Manage configuration settings and compatibility evaluators
• Send or receive information and result of application compatibility via Microsoft Compatibility Exchange