In support of the Windows Server 2008 R2 launch, Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is announcing the release of several Windows Server Solution Accelerators at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 in New Orleans.

What are Windows Server Solution Accelerators?

Solution Accelerators are free resources provided to Microsoft customers and partners to more quickly plan, deliver (deploy) and operate infrastructure and major Microsoft products including Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V virtualization, System Center management solutions, Windows 7, MDOP and more.  Windows Server Solution Accelerators take the form of best practice/guidance and automated tools.

Today, we are announcing the RTM public release of the integrated IT planning toolkit called the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 (or MAP).  MAP is an agent-less inventory and assessment tool that can look at specific IT environment and provide environment-specific recommendations for migration to most major products from Microsoft including Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Hyper-V, and so on.

What's New in Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0?

The MAP Toolkit has been downloaded over 690,000 times by customers and partners for the past 2+ years.  In this release, we offer new features such as:

  • Windows 7 Hardware and Device Compatibility Assessment
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hardware and Device Compatibility Assessment
  • Virtualization Candidates Assessment for Hyper-V R2 Server Consolidation
  • Integration with the Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Calculator
  • Inventory of VMware Server Hosts and Guests
  • User Interface and Proposal Customization for Partner co-branding
  • Enhanced Usability and Improved Inventory Performance

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Baldwin Ng - Sr. Product Manager, Microsoft Solution Accelerators