Windows Vista/Programs

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The goal of the Vista Logo Program is to increase the quality of applications across the Windows ecosystem. The requirements in this document outline criteria that help make an application more compatible, reliable, and secure when running on the Windows Vista operating system. Applications that meet all of these requirements can carry the Windows Vista Logo artwork. This artwork is not yet available. The Windows Vista Logo Program is one of certification. Applications must be independently tested by a Microsoft approved testing vendor before they are granted logo certification. As part of this process, a Logo Disclosure Document will be created for each application. That document will be created by the ISV applying for the logo and will be verified by the testing vendor. The document will contain information about the application’s behavior and how the application passed certain requirements. When a Vista Logo Program requirement calls for behavior to be documented, the information must be included in the logo document. Logo documents will be made publicly available for review by customers.