I’ve been thinking about trying again for Windows 7. But I encountered a very eye-opening post about it at Successful Software, a blog by Andy Brice that I follow.
Andy writes why he won’t be bothering with the Windows 7 logo program. He did get certified for Windows Vista, but said when I asked, that he did not feel it was of any benefit at all. The bottom line is I found out that I wasn’t the only one finding that process difficult.
Scott K. says it well in the comments to the post: “I really can’t imagine any customer caring if you have some “Compatible with Windows 7″ logo. If you tell them it works (without the logo) I think they’ll believe you.”
What I will do is ensure Behold works and works well under all of XP, Vista and 7. And it will be code-signed guaranteeing you authenticity. I think those are what’s most important.
But until Microsoft makes the obstacle course a little less unattainable, then it’s not worth the setback in development time to get one more certification.
An aside: If you haven’t seen it, check out the Revenge of the GEDCOM monster merchandise for Halloween. Very cute.