As you all know nothing stays still in the IT Industry. Earlier this year we released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 to help you with your Private and Public Cloud planning. Now we have a beta available of the next release of MAP, version 6.5. Here are some details of what’s in this update.
Simplify your cloud migration planning with MAP 6.5 beta
The journey to the cloud is now smoother than ever with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta. The MAP Toolkit’s new capabilities help users to securely assess heterogeneous IT environments while enabling the evaluation of workloads for migration to Microsoft’s private and public cloud platforms. Consolidate existing server workloads using the updated Hyper-V® Cloud Fast Track capacity planning feature. The revamped Azure Migration feature in MAP 6.5 provides more in-depth analysis of the suitability of migrating on-premises applications to the Windows Azure™ platform. Other significant new features in MAP 6.5 include the discovery of active Windows® devices, Software Usage Tracking for Forefront® Endpoint Protection (FEP), and the discovery of Oracle instances on Itanium-based servers with HP-UX to assist in the planning of migration to SQL Server®.
Key features and benefits of MAP 6.5 Beta help you:
- Analyse your portfolio of applications for a move to the Windows Azure platform.
- Accelerate private and public cloud planning with Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track On boarding.
- Identify migration opportunities with enhanced heterogeneous server environment inventory.
- NEW! Assess your usage of Microsoft software with the Software Usage Tracking feature.
- Discover Oracle instances on Itanium-based servers for migration to SQL Server.
There has also been some changes to the user interface of MAP itself as you can see from the screenshot below. As you click on each scenario MAP now tells you the steps you need to take to complete that particular scenario. Looks much cleaner and easier to assess each area.
To join the beta review program for Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5, visit Microsoft Connect: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=219168