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London 12th October 2011 – ChangeBASE, the world leader in automated application compatibility testing, remediation and conversion, today announced that AOKLite has been extended to include the recently released IE9 plug-ins for AOK. ChangeBASE is the only vendor that can provide compatibility testing for this browser, having worked closely with the Microsoft Internet Explorer team.

ChangeBASE has also expanded its offering to cover Microsoft Windows desktop virtualisation technologies with the addition of Remote Desktop Services (RDS) plug-ins. These checks are designed for companies looking to move to a session virtualisation or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment with Windows Server 2008 R2. Again, these plug-ins are the result of close alliance with Microsoft and the collaborative partnership between the two companies which has enabled ChangeBASE to create a solution that currently no other vendor is able to offer.

“We are the sole vendor offering compatibility testing for IE9 or RDS, so this really is game changing technology,” comments John Tate, Managing Director for ChangeBASE. “Our close ties with the development team at Microsoft allow us to get involved at a very early stage to trouble shoot common compatibility issues and create fixes which will help companies to migrate faster with minimal problems. There are no other products on the market that can do what we do.”

AOKLite is a free downloadable version of the AOK workbench. Accessed from the AOKLite portal, AOKLite enables organisations to sample test a small number of applications for compatibility against multiple operating systems and platforms including Windows 7, Office 2010 and virtualisation technologies including Citrix and VMware. With the addition of the IE9 plug-ins, AOKLite can now be used to test and report on compatibility for the latest Microsoft browser edition. All of the fourteen plug-ins that have been developed for the full AOK workbench have been deployed into AOKLite to provide users with the same experience as they would have when using the full AOK suite.

The new RDS plug-ins will help customers easily determine which of their applications will work, which ones may experience issues, and what exactly those issues may be. RDS is one of the core virtualisation technologies available in Windows Server 2008 R2RDS and can be a cost-effective solution for any type of organisation, particularly those with a mobile workforce as it can provide the flexibility and functionality needed in these environments. Compatibility however can be an issue. AOKLite is a useful tool for companies looking to move to an RDS environment to help troubleshoot impending issues ahead of migration.

“AOKLite is a real asset to developers and testers, giving them access to free automated testing and remediation for web applications and websites,” Tate adds. “For packaging teams entering into Windows 7, IE8/9 and Office 2010 migrations, AOKLite enables them to test our solution. We’ve found that many new customers are using AOKLite as a mini proof of concept and go on to purchase the full AOK solution. It’s the first step to getting the migration process moving.”

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About ChangeBASE

ChangeBASE is the world leader in automated application analysis, remediation and conversion. Its software suite, AOK, enables enterprises to migrate to Windows 7,the latest Internet Explorer, and virtual platforms from Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and Symantec.

ChangeBASE aspires to facilitate the application migration process, by accelerating time scales and improving the quality and consistency of output, while minimising costs and resource requirements. 6 of the top 10 FTSE companies are currently using AOK to reduce costs and migrate faster.

ChangeBASE has an extensive global partner base, and is Microsoft Gold Certified, a Citrix Ready Partner and a VMware Technology Partner.

For further information, please contact:

Emily Jones
Marketing Coordinator
ChangeBASE Ltd.
Email: emily.jones@changebase.com
Tel: 00 44 207 194 8078
Web: www.changebase.com

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