Windows Azure Platform Readiness Assessment using MAP Toolkit 5.5

 We launched MAP 5.5 couple of weeks ago.  In the last blog, we explored on the Internet Explorer discovery scenario within the context of Windows7 deployment. In MAP 5.5, we extended the scope of MAP toolkit beyond the traditional server and desktop hardware readiness assessment and toward cloud deployment planning.  With MAP 5.5, now customers…

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Simplify Windows 7 & Windows Internet Explorer deployment planning with MAP 5.5 toolkit

Last week,  in his blog “Identifying Browsers and Plugins That Might Represent a Risk”  Gartner’s Neil MacDonald  stressed on the significance of   MAP 5.5 Internet Explorer discovery scenario. With the proliferation of web browsers, and plugins such as toolbars, browser helper objects,  Active -x controls , it is really important for an enterprise IT to…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 now available!

We’re happy to announce that the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available. The MAP Toolkit 5.0 is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. This Solution Accelerator performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments and provides…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Beta 2 now open!

We’re happy to announce that the beta for the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now open. We encourage you to join the beta review program and help influence the development of the toolkit. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta 2 at Microsoft Connect. The MAP Toolkit 5.0 is an…

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Forefront Identity Manager & Active Directory Certificate Services Guidance (Beta) Now Available!

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) team is working on two new guides: Microsoft Forefront™ Identity Manager 2010 and Active Directory® Certificate Services.    The Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 provides actionable guidance for designing a FIM 2010 infrastructure. Follow this guide’s step-by-step process to determine…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Beta 1 now open!

We’re happy to announce that the beta for the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now open. We encourage you to join the beta review program and help influence the development of the toolkit. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta 1 at Microsoft Connect. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP)…

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RTM/RTWeb NEWS - Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Now Available!

  Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases are just around the corner.  Are you thinking about deploying these new operating systems?  Get a head start with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 to help you determine readiness of your machines and accelerate the deployment planning process. Over 690,000 Microsoft customers and partners including Costco…

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[NEWS!] Web Launch: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit Online Resources Now Available

Today, we are officially launching the revamped online web resource pages for the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) including web demo videos, case studies and documentation.  The MAP Toolkit is a network-wide inventory and planning toolkit that helps you quickly determine the migration readiness of your machines (servers or clients). This toolkit covers many…

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[NEWS!] New Version of Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit - now compatible with Windows 7 Beta

  Hello IT Users! Back by popular demand of the Windows 7 Beta Program, our team has just released a new version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 (Build 2315) that now gives you the newly-added capability of running this MAP Toolkit on Windows 7 Beta machines. We previously block the installation of…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit - Technical FAQ

  Hello! The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit team has just released a new set of Technical FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions). We hope that you will find this useful as to learn how to use the MAP Toolkit for various technology migration projects regarding Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, 2007 Microsoft Office, SQL Server 2008,…

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