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Random Jottings from the Last 3 Weeks - Blog entry by lkessler - 6 Jun 2012
... I have to submit new point versions back to Microsoft to recertify for the Windows 7 Logo. But I know I didn’t add any incompatibilities, and important future versions that will need checking are forthcoming. I’ll wait until then to resubmit. Here are some other things that have been happening: I became a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists ...
Behold Now Displays the Windows Compatible Logo (Finally!) - Blog entry by lkessler - 8 Feb 2012
... has attained Compatible with Windows 7 status. I’ve been talking about getting a logo certification for quite some time. You do have to make sure your program meets certain Windows requirements. I talked about that in a blog post back in November. I also checked to see what genealogy software was listed at the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. Several were, but only 3 ...
Genealogy Programs that Meet the Windows 7 Logo Requirements - Blog entry by lkessler - 17 Nov 2011
Yesterday's post got me wondering how many genealogy programs passed the Windows 7 Logo Requirements and are allowed to show the Windows 7 Software Logo. When I search for Windows programs at GenSoftReviews, the site indicated that there are 337 Windows programs for genealogy. Microsoft allows vendors to add their programs to their ...
One Serious Attempt at the Windows 7 Logo - Blog entry by lkessler - 16 Nov 2011
I admit, I really do want that Logo saying "Compatible with Windows 7" for Behold. Why? Well for one thing, there are very few genealogy programs (are there any?) that have it. The reason is probably that most genealogy programs are older, use legacy code, and just have too many non-standard hooks in them, making ...
Well At Least Behold Is Now Win7 Compliant - Blog entry by lkessler - 23 Apr 2011
One of the things I've been delaying is getting Behold the "Certified for Windows 7" logo. Way back in 2007, I was turned off from getting the Vista certification when they required a Verisign certificate. Later, once I resigned myself to them not backing down on that, I found out they want a Version 1.0 and not a beta version. But there was still something Behold was ...
Windows Logo Blues - Blog entry by lkessler - 22 Oct 2009
I really wanted Behold to be able to get certified for the Windows Logo. I tried when Vista came around. But Microsoft frustrated me in my attempt. 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 ...
Behold and Vista - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 10 Sep 2007
... that time to include everything needed to get Microsoft's Certified for Windows Vista logo, but there were several roadblocks to that. Now I'm going to wait at least until after Version 1.0 when I upgrade to the latest version of Delphi.Louis
Saturday, June 9, 2007 - Blog entry by lkessler - 9 Jun 2007
... to be a Microsoft Partner, so I could apply for the Certified for Windows Vista Logo. I needed a company name, so my company is now: LKessler.com. The Vista Logo Program has a 25 page document with all the requirements I'll have to make sure Behold can meet. A second, 34 page document lists the steps of the 32 tests that Behold ...
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 Jun 2007
... System calls such as associating file suffixes work. And there are still some Vista Logo Program requirements I'll have to make changes for. But the one thing that doesn't work is the help file. The old Windows help format has been dropped from Vista in favor of the Compiled HTML format (or CHM). There are programs available that will allow you to read the old Windows ...
Alpha Release nearing - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 21 Feb 2005
Thanks. I wanted something very distinctive in addition to my Behold sun logo that would make my Behold pages stand out from the rest - sort of like Behold itself.As far as the release goes: Yes, I am getting very excited. It's still got a way to go, though. My initial plans weren't to release it until beta in July, but I'm happy to get all this administrative ...