MAP Toolkit 8.0 System Requirements

With the availability of the MAP Toolkit 8.0, I would like to cover the new system requirement for installing and running the MAP Toolkit 8.0. Supported operating systems: Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (see note) Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (see note) Windows Server 2008 R2…


The New MAP Toolkit User Interface

In the MAP Toolkit v8.0 we’ve rebuilt the core user interface for the entire product.  The new user interface simplifies the steps you need to follow to enable scenarios, surfaces more focused and concise information about your environment, and provides a more visual experience than in previous versions.  To get the new UI you can…


Using MAP Toolkit to Assess your Lync Server Licensing

  MAP Toolkit has been updated to capture Lync Usage Tracking information for Enterprise and Plus usage. In MAP Toolkit 7.0, the Lync Usage Tracking scenario only captured Standard user and device usage. This blog will provide the instructions for running the MAP Toolkit to capture Lync active user and device information and show you how…


Getting help using the MAP Toolkit

When users run into problems with using MAP, they often aren’t aware of the many resources that are available to them to help solve their problem. In this article, I will discuss the many ways you can get answers to your questions and assistance if needed. Self-help: The fastest way to get answers. If you’ve…

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Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Helps Handle Growth, Update Licensing (case study)

Hey folks – I know that many of you MAP fans out there are either from our SAM partner community or have used MAP in a SAM engagement.  Here’s a re-post of a recent case study performed by our friends over in volume licensing touting the value of the MAP toolkit. http://blogs.technet.com/b/volume-licensing/archive/2012/11/09/microsoft-software-asset-management-sam-helps-handle-growth-update-licensing-case-study.aspx   Enjoy! ========================================================================================================================================================================…


Discovering SQL Server using the MAP Toolkit 8.0

In the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0, the user interface has been updated to surface the most relevant SQL Server deployment information. Download the MAP Toolkit 8.0   The MAP Toolkit 8.0 will give you a quick look at the different versions of SQL Server that you have deployed throughout your enterprise in…


Windows Azure Virtual Machine Readiness and Capacity Assessment

With the release of MAP Toolkit 8.0, we have added a new scenario to assess your Windows Azure Virtual Machine Readiness. The MAP Toolkit 8.0 performs a comprehensive assessment of Windows Servers and Linux machines to determine your level of readiness to migrate an on-premise physical or virtual machine to Windows Azure Virtual Machines. The…


MAP Toolkit 8.0 Beta is available for download today!

The MAP Toolkit team is pleased to announce MAP Toolkit 8.0 beta.  MAP Toolkit 8.0 beta has rich feature set to plan and prepare your environment to adopt next wave of Microsoft products and cloud services. The MAP Toolkit has readiness assessments that range from desktop to cloud — Windows 8 to Windows Azure.   The…

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