I did a post back in October titled MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT & PLANNING TOOLKIT 3.2 BETA PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. I’m pleased to let you know that last week at TechEd in Barcelona, the RTM release of the Microsoft® Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) was announced.
If you’re doing any planning for IT migrations or upgrades this toolkit will make your job so much easier!!! Read the BLUE excerpt below from the MAP 3.2 website that explains in detail why you’ll find this an invaluable addition to your toolbox!!!
From the website:
The Microsoft® Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) makes it easy for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs.
MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small or large IT environments without requiring the installation of agent software on any computers or devices. The data and analysis provided by this Solution Accelerator can significantly simplify the planning process for migrating to Windows Vista®, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Virtual Server 2005 R2, SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (formerly SoftGrid), Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Online Services, Forefront/NAP.
MAP expands upon the assessment features included in the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Solution Accelerator. These features include Windows Vista assessment, Microsoft Office 2007 assessment, and non-Windows device inventory, using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Reports for these assessment scenarios are localized in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish.