The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta.

Get ready for the private cloud with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta. This update adds several new private cloud planning scenarios that help you build for the future with agility and focus while lowering the cost of delivering IT. Download the MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta and begin your cloud transformation today!

Key features and benefits of MAP 7.0 Beta help you:

  • Determine your readiness for Windows Server 2012 Beta and Windows 8

  • Virtualize your Linux servers on Hyper-V

  • Migrate your VMware-based virtual machines to Hyper-V

  • Size your server environment for desktop virtualization

  • Simplify migration to SQL Server 2012

  • Evaluate your licensing needs for Lync 2010

  • Determine active users and devices

For a comprehensive list of features and benefits, click here.

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Join the MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta:

Tell us what you think! Test drive our beta release, and send us your constructive feedback. Send your feedback and questions to the MAP Development Team. We value your input; this is the perfect opportunity to be heard. MAP 7.0 will be available for beta download through July 5th, 2012.

Tell your peers and customers about Solution Accelerators! 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. Please forward this to anyone who wants to learn more about MAP and Microsoft Solution Accelerators. Learn more.

Already using Solution Accelerators? We’d like to hear about your experiences. Please send comments and suggestions to satfdbk@microsoft.com.