The Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Ecosystem Readiness Program has tools and resources for ISVs to test existing applications, devices, and systems to ensure compatibility. The program is for hardware and software partners and you can join the program at Software partners by going to: www.msdn.com/windows
The Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 beta builds, development and test toolkits, technical documents and application testing labs are available at Microsoft Connect.
Mike Nash, corporate vice president, Windows Product Management, said:
We want to make sure OEMs and ISVs are ready for the compatibility tests of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, so we’re providing technical support via our application testing labs. We realize that some partners are unable to travel to our Microsoft labs, so we’re also providing lab access online as well as through Live Meeting sessions. Additionally, we have virtual servers loaded with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on which partners can perform remote testing.
For more info about this Program got to Microsoft Equips Partners for Continued Innovation, Business Growth With Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Readiness Program.
Devs can find more info about Windows Server 2008 R2 on MSDN at Windows Server 2008 R2.