The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit has a new Software usage tracking capability so that partners can help customers evaluate their Server and CAL licensing needs. This new Software usage tracking feature is a positive step forward to support our customers. With MAP 5.0 toolkit, customers should be able to understand the value of their investment in Microsoft technologies and manage their software licenses effectively. Software Usage Tracking is a unique feature of the MAP 5.0 toolkit that helps customers determine the license compliance and simplifies the Software Asset Management process.
My colleague Peter Larsen explored the benefits of this feature in the latest TechNet article “Software Licensing: Track Software Usage with MAP Toolkit 5.0″.
Software Usage tracking feature of the MAP toolkit provides consistent software usage reports for Microsoft servers in the core CAL suite and SQL servers in your IT network. By using these reports, customers can establish a baseline for the CAL licensees, and potentially save on licensing costs. MAP 5.0 toolkit is completely FREE, and you can download the MAP 5.0 software from this link.