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The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 5.5— is now available for free download.

· Download MAP 5.5

Simplify planning for migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5. This multifaceted tool is now even better—with assessment for easier migration to the Windows Azure platform, heterogeneous database discovery (of MySQL, Oracle and Sybase instances) for SQL Server migration projects, Windows Internet Explorer migration assessment, and much more—MAP 5.5 includes new features to help you streamline planning for your next migration project.

MAP works with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Security Compliance Manager to help you plan, securely deploy, and manage new Microsoft technologies—easier, faster, and at less cost. Learn more.

MAP 5.5 Key Features & Benefits

Assess your environment for migration to Windows 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8 (or the latest version). Are you looking for a tool to simplify your organization's migration to Windows 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8—and, in turn, benefit from improved desktop security, reliability and manageability? The MAP 5.5 Internet Explorer migration assessment inventories your environment and reports on deployed web browsers, Microsoft ActiveX controls, and add-ons, and then generates a migration assessment report and proposal—information you need to more easily migrate to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 (or the latest version).

Identify and analyze web application and database readiness for migration to the Windows Azure platform. Simplify your move to the cloud with the MAP 5.5 automated discovery and detailed inventory reporting on web application and database readiness for the Windows Azure platform. MAP identifies web applications, IIS servers, and SQL Server databases, analyzes their performance characteristics, and estimates resources required such as the number of Windows Azure compute instances, number of SQL Azure databases, bandwidth usage, and storage.

Discover heterogeneous database instances for migration to SQL Server. Now with heterogeneous database inventory and reporting capability, MAP 5.5 helps you accelerate migration to SQL Server from MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase instances.

Enhanced server consolidation assessments for Hyper-V.

Enhanced server consolidation capabilities help save time and effort when creating virtualization assessments and proposals. Enhancements include:

  • Updated hardware libraries allowing you to select from the latest Intel and AMD processors for more accurate server consolidation placements.
  • Data collection and store every five minutes for more accurate reporting and analysis.
  • Greater scalability and reliability, requiring less effort and oversight of the data collection process.

· Significant usability enhancements enabling easier configuration of the server consolidation planning process.

 

Next steps:

· Download MAP 5.5

· Learn more about the MAP Toolkit.

· View the MAP 5.5 demo.

· Send your questions or comments to the MAP Team.

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