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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The Remote Desktop License Feature in the MAP Toolkit

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) product, formerly known as Terminal Services, has provided a reporting solution for device and user client access dating back to the Windows 2000 timeframe. Since MAP has emerged as the standard tool used for SAM and license renewal engagements, a growing number of requests have been made by MAP users…


MAP Toolkit, SWID, and UAL: Ahead of the Curve

The MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta features two emerging technologies to simplify inventory data collection. Neither Software Identification Tags nor User Access Logging is common yet, but MAP includes features around them – getting ahead of the curve – so that when they do become commonplace, MAP is already there to take advantage of the capabilities they…

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MAP Toolkit: The Server and Cloud Enrollment Feature

The Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) is a new enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. The SCE provides a new option for highly committed customers that enables them to standardize broadly on one or more key Server and Cloud technologies from Microsoft. SCE offers four components: Core Infrastructure, Application Platform, Developer Platform, and Windows Azure….


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 Now Available!

The MAP team is pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.5! This release adds new scenarios to help organizations assess their environments with greater agility and lower their cost of delivery. MAP Toolkit 8.5 includes hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments to help organizations plan their Windows 8 and Windows…

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Determine Linux Machine Readiness to move to a Windows Azure Virtual Machine using the MAP Toolkit

With the release of MAP Toolkit 8.0, we have added a new scenario to assess your Windows Azure Virtual Machine Readiness for Linux Machines. 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 a Windows…


MAP Toolkit 8.0 Demo Exercises are available for download

With the release of the MAP Toolkit 8.0, we are making available a training kit to help your understanding and capabilities of the MAP Toolkit.   Download The MAP Toolkit 8.0 Training Kit can be download at http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/6/F/46F45C42-D679-404E-9812-6053DD59A0D2/MAP_Training_Kit.zip   About the MAP Toolkit Exercises The collection of lab exercises within the Training Kit will be…