The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 makes it easier for customers and partners like you to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help you get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure. Over 510,000 Microsoft customers and partners have already downloaded and used MAP and its prior versions including Costco Wholesale Corporation, Continental Airlines, and Banque de Luxembourg.
Full details of the announcement may be found here. You can download the tool here.
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.”
MAP 3.2 assessment areas now include:
My work on the SQL Risk Assessment Program has further driven home to me the power that automated discovery has for our customers. Whether it’s drilling into a set of SQL Server instances (as SQL RAP does), or inventorying an entire environment (as the MAP Toolkit does), automated discovery and related, targeted remediation IP is allowing our expertise to scale in many new and exciting ways.
I hope you’ll check out this powerful new tool!