About Show #176
While at Tech Ed Australia, Richard caught up with Chris Jackson to talk about the latest problem in application compatibility - web applications dependent on IE6. When released ten years ago, IE6 was a paragon of web standards, but the world has moved on and now IE6 is a pariah. Chris talks about how web applications dependent on IE6 are actually blocking XP to Windows 7 upgrades, but that ultimately the reason to move your applications off IE6 is a web standards issue.
Chris Jackson is the worldwide lead for Enterprise App Compat. He has worked with enterprise customers around the world to help them investigate and mitigate application compatibility issues, as well as providing instructional training about Windows application compatibility for numerous industry events. Chris has been a software developer for over 12 years, with 5 of them spent with Microsoft. His certifications include MCP, MCAD, and MCSD, and he was formerly a Microsoft Windows MVP known in the community for his technical insight and problem solving abilities. Currently, Chris resides in Chicago, IL, USA.