Update July 2010Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 is now available in final version.

The Solution Accelerators Team is offering customers and partners added inventory and assessment capabilities with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). 

Toolkit Features— What’s New with version 5.0 CTP?
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 CTP includes the following new features:

• Heterogeneous Server Environment Inventory for Technologies including Windows Server, Linux, UNIX and VMware.

• Ability to determine usage of deployed System Center Configuration Manager, a member of the Core Client Access License Suite. 

• Office 2010 Readiness Assessment.

Additional Features
• Windows 7 Hardware and Device Compatibility Assessment.

• Windows Server 2008 R2 Hardware and Device Compatibility Assessment.

• Virtualization Candidates Assessment for Hyper-V Server Consolidation.

• Inventory of VMware Server Hosts and Guests.

• User Interface and Proposal Customization for Partner co-branding.

• Enhanced Usability and Improved Inventory Performance.

• SQL Server Instance Discovery.

• Desktop Security Assessment for Anti-virus and Anti-malware Programs Installation.

• Forefront Client Security/NAP Readiness Assessment.