Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 now available

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 now available

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For those of you planning migration or upgrade activities, the Solution Accelerator team this week released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2.  Details and download information can be found in their blog post linked here and below is a brief summary:

Introducing Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

MAP is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier for you to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Forefront/NAP, and Microsoft Online Services migration, as well as providing a Power Savings assessment to help you “go green.”

In summary, MAP 3.2 assessment areas now include:

                    SQL Server Database Instance Discovery (NEW!)

                    Microsoft Online Services Needs Assessment and Survey (NEW!)

                    Forefront Client Security/NAP Readiness Assessment (NEW!)

                    Power Savings Calculator (NEW!)

                    Virtualization Infrastructure Assessment (e.g. reporting the mapping of hosts by guests) (NEW!)

                    Windows Server 2008 Hardware Assessment

                    Server Consolidation Reports and Proposals (Hyper-V or Virtual Server 2005 R2)

                    Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 Hardware Assessment

                    Desktop Security Assessment to determine if desktops have anti-virus and anti-malware programs installed and up-to-date, or if the Windows Firewall is turned on

Enjoy - Larry

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