This talk relates to Jean Hartmann’s previouss experiences of cross-platform testing at Microsoft. Microsoft Office, which has been available on Windows-based and Apple Mac personal computers for many years. Now, with the rapid proliferation of mobile device platforms, current testing strategies are more difficult to justify because it is not feasible to implement test suites from scratch for each new mobile platform that arrives in the market. Join Jean Hartmann in an exploration of the platform-agnostic testing space and learn about current cross-platform strategies, tools, and processes being developed within Microsoft Office. Jean presents examples to help you gain a better understanding of the benefits, challenges, and trade-offs that you must make when considering such approaches. To start the process of developing the new strategies, tools, and processes, you’ll need to create portable tests in which testers define their core test scenarios once and then leverage them for different platforms and devices. By adopting new cross-platform testing approaches, you and your team can address the challenges of mobile platform validation.