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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Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5

We are pleased to announce the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit-version 5.5- is now available for download. Download MAP 5.5 Simplify planning for migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5. This multifaceted tool is now even better-with assessment for easier…

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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Windows User State Virtualization – Now Available!

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) team has released a new guide: Windows User State Virtualization (USV).  The Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Windows User State Virtualization (USV) helps IT get started with planning a Windows USV solution. It can be difficult for IT to find the right balance between centralized management of business-critical…

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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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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for the Dynamic Data Center Now Available!

The Solution Accelerator team has released a new guide: Dynamic Data Center. The design process in the free Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for the Dynamic Data Center allows your organization to strategically plan a Dynamic Data Center infrastructure that is designed for ease of manageability. Key benefits of the guide include: The infrastructure is…

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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft® Forefront™ Unified Access Gateway Now Available!

The Solution Accelerator team has released a new guide:  Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway.  This free guide outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are key to the successful implementation of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Forefront UAG).  The logical three-step process presented in this guide includes selecting the Forefront UAG features required, determining the number…

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IPD Guide for Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway.

Interested in Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway? Check out the new beta Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and learn a logical three-step process for selecting Forefront UAG features required, determining the number of instances, and designing the infrastructure.   Download the IPD Guide for Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Beta).   If…

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RTM News - Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess Now Available!

With the new DirectAccess feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 you’ll now have the ability to allow remote users to seamlessly access enterprise shares, websites, and applications without the need to connect to virtual private network (VPN) systems.  DirectAccess also gives IT managers the ability to update remote PCs anytime they are…

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Win Zune HDs Now - Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides Case Study Contest

  Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is currently looking for deployment stories around the use of the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Series.  Winners chosen by the IPD Team will each receive a Zune HD music player. Infrastructure Planning and Design Series gives you architectural guidance for deploying Microsoft infrastructure products such as Windows Server 2008…

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Don't Compromise Your IT! Modernize It!

  Here’s my latest blog post on the “Because It’s Everybody’s Business” site on Microsoft.com.  The article titled “Don’t Compromise Your IT! Modernize It!” lays out a few key challenges and solutions to help you save IT costs while maintaining agility and operational efficiency.  Check it out! Baldwin

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