[RTM News] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available!

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkt 3.2 New Features Expanding to assess readiness for Microsoft Online Services, SQL Server 2008, Forefront Client Security, and Network Access Protection   Many of you are in the midst of an IT migration or upgrade planning but do not know with 100% certainty what computers are in your IT environment or…

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MAP Toolkit 9.2 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.2 Now Available! We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.2 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 9.2 helps organizations assess their environment readiness and migrations from on-premises to…

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[RTM Alert] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 Now Available!

The wait is over!  The much-anticipated Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 (MAP) has now been released to the web.  Formerly known as Windows Vista Hardware Assessment, this new release is now packed with many new features such as: Hyper-V virtualization candidates assessment (+ improved virtual machines inventory) SQL server discovery and assessment 64-bit installation…

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[NEWS!] Service Level Dashboard 2.0 Beta for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC1 Now Available!

  This free Solution Accelerator collects and monitors operational measurements for your line of business (LOB) applications. Its graphical dashboard makes it easy to keep tabs on service availability and performance, letting you: Spot trends in service availability and performance Head off problems before they occur Reduce costs by streamlining IT operations This new version…

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Microsoft Announcing Virtualization Solution Accelerators for Upcoming Windows Server 2008 Launch

What are Virtualization Solution Accelerators? Today, Microsoft is announcing the upcoming release of several Virtualization Solution Accelerators aimed at helping IT professionals and consultants accelerate adoption and deployment of Microsoft virtualization technologies including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Virtual Server 2005 R2, Terminal Services, Microsoft Application Virtualization (formerly SoftGrid), System Center Virtual Machine Manager and more. …

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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 Remote Desktop Services as well as Server and Cloud…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning How-To Series: Part 1 (Server Virtualization Candidacy Reporting)

Hi there, This is the first installment of a series of how-to content to get you started with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool (MAP).  Today, we’ll cover how users can use MAP to generate virtualization candidates for server virtualization (e.g. Virtual Server 2005 R2 or Hyper-V). It’s quite simple actually.  All you need is to follow the 3-step process…

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MAP Toolkit may cause network saturation or machine to reboot

Symptom: Under some machine and network environments, the MAP Toolkit may cause the network to become saturated with activity and cause the machine running the MAP Toolkit to reboot. Cause: The MAP Toolkit has the ability to throttle itself on the machine that it is running on, to prevent the available resources from being fully…


Microsoft Readying Customers and Partners with New Tool for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 Launch!

Hello IT Pros! February 27 is a big day.  Windows Server 2008 will be officially launching in Los Angeles with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, kicking off in just a few hours.  In support of this very important technology milestone as well as the Windows Vista SP1 release, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team has just released the third-generation…

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[Beta Announcement] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Coming…

  Hello, Our team is pleased to announce that we are opening the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta Program for registration. In this new release, we will offer an extended set of functionalities that will include: SQL Server migration assessment – advanced features including instances inventory and SKU/version identification Microsoft Online Services survey-assessments for…

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