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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: Planning for Desktop Virtualization using the MAP Toolkit v7.0 (Part 1 of 4)

    Today, we are going to kickoff a short series that covers a new feature in MAP v7.0 – the Desktop Virtualization Planning scenario.  This is a very broad topic covering everything from virtualization of the operating system, application virtualization, user profile management and many others. In...
  • Blog Post: Planning for Desktop Virtualization with the MAP toolkit 7.0 (4 of 4)

    Whew!  Just got back into town from southern Ohio where it was smoking hot!  I couldn’t help but yearn for a bit of the cool NW summer weather.  Now, that I’m back, I wanted to jump right back into the saddle with another hot topic – how do I figure out what apps are installed on what...
  • Blog Post: Planning for Desktop Virtualization using the MAP Toolkit 7.0 (Part 2 of 4)

    In our next two topics in this series, we will cover the capacity planning related features in the MAP toolkit 7.0. For those of you who have used the server consolidation features in MAP, a few of these steps will seem familiar. There a couple of new things that you will need to perform and we will...
  • Blog Post: Planning for Desktop Virtualization with the MAP toolkit 7.0 (3 of 4)

    In this topic, we will cover the final step in the Desktop Virtualization scenario in MAP 7.0 – the Desktop Virtualization Planning wizard.  Using this wizard, you will be able to generate virtual machine and session based desktop density comparisons.  You can access this scenario from the...