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    We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.1 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. This release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies. MAP 9.1 helps organizations assess their environment readiness...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the MAP Toolkit 9.0!

    We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.0 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. This release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies. It also enhances usage tracking to include accounting for...
  • Blog Post: Accelerate adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms with MAP 6.0 Beta

    We are pleased to announce the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for beta download. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 6.0 Beta at Microsoft Connect. Join the MAP Beta . Members, bookmark this link to get the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Platform Readiness Assessment using MAP Toolkit 5.5

    We launched MAP 5.5 couple of weeks ago. In the last blog, we explored on the Internet Explorer discovery scenario within the context of Windows7 deployment. In MAP 5.5, we extended the scope of MAP toolkit beyond the traditional server and desktop hardware readiness assessment and toward cloud deployment...
  • Blog Post: Simplify Windows 7 & Windows Internet Explorer deployment planning with MAP 5.5 toolkit

    Last week, in his blog " Identifying Browsers and Plugins That Might Represent a Risk" Gartner's Neil MacDonald stressed on the significance of MAP 5.5 Internet Explorer discovery scenario. With the proliferation of web browsers, and plugins such as toolbars, browser helper objects, Active -x controls...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to MAP Toolkit 5.0 and an overview screencast

    In the last couple of posts, I discussed SQL server discovery feature as well as Software Usage tracking feature of MAP toolkit. In this blog, I would like to introduce you to some of the technical specifics of the MAP toolkit. What the MAP Toolkit Does The MAP Toolkit is designed to let you...
  • Blog Post: License Compliance using Software Usage Tracking feature of MAP 5.0

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit has a new Software usage tracking capability so that partners can help customers evaluate their Server and CAL licensing needs. This new Software usage tracking feature is a positive step forward to support our customers. With MAP 5.0 toolkit, customers...
  • Blog Post: [NEWS!] Announcements at TechEd 2009 - Windows 7 Available for the Holidays!

    In case you weren't able to attend TechEd 2009 , here're a few important announcements made earlier this week. Windows 7 is tracking well for holiday availability to customers. Windows 7 RC is available now. Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released in the same timeframe as Windows 7. Try the...
  • Blog Post: LINUX and LAMP Stack Inventory Assessment with MAP 5.0 Beta Toolkit

    MAP 5.0 Beta 2 is currently available, and the beta program is under way. Traditionally, MAP performs inventory and assessment of IT environments running Microsoft platforms, and virtualization platforms including VMware technologies. With MAP 5.0, the Solution Accelerator Team has extended the heterogeneous...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 now available!

    We're happy to announce that the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available. The MAP Toolkit 5.0 is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments...
  • Blog Post: Use the MAP 5.0 Beta Toolkit to track software usage & licensing for Exchange Servers

    One of the newest features in development for the MAP Toolkit is the ability to track usage data for Microsoft products. With the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta, you can intelligently track usage to determine your licensing needs for Exchange Server 2003 and 2007. MAP is an agent-less tool that allows you to inventory...
  • Blog Post: [News!] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 In Development (Beta Program Now Open)

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Beta Program is now open for registration. This upcoming release of MAP Toolkit will offer new areas including potential scenarios such as desktop migration assessment to Office 2010 and server migration assessment from Linux platforms to Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5

    We are pleased to announce the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit-version 5.5- is now available for download. Download MAP 5.5 Simplify planning for migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit for Office 2010 Readiness

    I am Venkat Ganti, Sr. Product Manager in the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team, responsible for driving the MAP Toolkit. Last week, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team released the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta1 . I am particularly excited about some of the new features of this beta release, specifically...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Consolidation Report in MAP 5.0

    We have announced the general availability of MAP 5.0 during Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). We are excited to see strong response and following to MAP 5.0. In this blog, we would like to explore "SQL Server Consolidation report", one of the new features of MAP Toolkit 5.0. With MAP 5.0, SQL server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Beta 2 now open!

    We're happy to announce that the beta for the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now open. We encourage you to join the beta review program and help influence the development of the toolkit. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta 2 at Microsoft Connect. The MAP...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Discovery Screencast

    In the previous blog , Joyce discussed the MAP 5.0 features, specifically SQL server instances and databases discovery. Continuing the discussion, I would like to share with you the sample proposals and worksheets that the MAP 5.0 toolkit p rovides as part of the discovery process. These worksheets provide...
  • Blog Post: Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5 Beta

    We are pleased to announce the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit-version 5.5- is now available for beta download. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 5.5 Beta at Microsoft Connect. Join the MAP Beta. Members, bookmark this link to get the latest project...