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 assessmentsSMS* 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
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