Back in September last year, Microsoft first announced Desktop App Assure, a free app compatibility assistance for customers deploying Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus with an eligible subscription. 99% of apps that worked on Windows 7 will be compatible with Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, but there will be some apps which won’t run because of some issues. Microsoft will help such software developers to fix their app compatibility issues. Microsoft will assign engineers to find solutions for these applications and they are even ready to make changes to Microsoft’s products if required.
The Desktop App Assure program is a shared risk program. Your organization still bears the risk of validating that applications work, but if something fails, then we accept the risk of finding a way to remediate the app! We could fix Windows itself, work with the vendor who wrote the app, or suggest a code change.
The Desktop App Assure program is not limited to installed Win32 apps and Office plug-ins, even if you have a website that worked on Internet Explorer 11, or any previously supported version of Internet Explorer, which is not working now on Windows 10, Microsoft will help you fix it.
Microsoft recently announced the global availability of Desktop App Assure. It is now available in 10 languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), German, Spanish, Korean, French, Portuguese (BR) and Italian. You can learn more about this program here.