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New MAP Forum

New MAP Forum

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You already know about the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Solution Accelerator to help you with virtualization and desktop migration planning, right? (MAP was formerly know as Vista Hardware Assessment)

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There is a spiffy new TechNet forum for it here.

For example, this thread details the differences between MAP and SMS, including:

MAP
* Agent-less remote inventory
* Designed for one-time migration and deployment of OS and virtualization
* Out-of-the-box pre-defined Excel and Word reports for Windows Vista Readiness, Windows server 2008 Readiness, Virtualization Candidacy, as well as Office 2007 hardware assessments

SMS
* Agent-based inventory
* Designed for on-going management and operations
* Reporting is possible but will require customization efforts

For consumers trying to figure out desktop upgrade, there is

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx

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  • You already knew about the free, agent-less Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool , right? Today the

  • You already read my blog post about MAP 3.1 , right? The beta of the newest version Microsoft Assessment

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