What is MAP? Well, Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 to give it it’s full name, makes it easier for you to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help you get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure.
MAP is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier for our customers to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Forefront/NAP, and Microsoft Online Services migration, as well as providing a Power Savings assessment to help your customers “go green.”
In summary, MAP 3.2 assessment areas now include:
To both try the the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit and learn more, there are number of different resources open.
In my last blog entry I talked about a Webcast series on Virtualization coming in January, the second session in that series you will be able to see us use MAP to help assess the right candidates for virtualization.