MAP Toolkit 9.3 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.3 Now Available! We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.3 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 includes hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments to help organizations plan their Windows…


MAP Toolkit 9.2 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.2 Now Available! We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.2 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. MAP 9.2 helps organizations assess their environment readiness and migrations from on-premises to…

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MAP Toolkit 9.1 Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.1 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. MAP 9.1 helps organizations assess their environment readiness for Windows 8.1 and Office 365, track usage of Windows…

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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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Accelerate adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms with MAP 6.0 Beta

We are pleased to announce the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for beta download. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 6.0 Beta at Microsoft Connect. Join the MAP Beta. Members, bookmark this link to get the latest project details. Planning your journey to the cloud just…

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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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Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5 Beta

We are pleased to announce the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit-version 5.5- is now available for beta download. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 5.5 Beta  at Microsoft Connect. Join the MAP Beta. Members, bookmark this link to get the latest project details. Simplify planning for upgrade or migration…

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Introduction to MAP Toolkit 5.0 and an overview screencast

In the last couple of posts,  I discussed SQL server discovery feature as well as Software Usage tracking feature of MAP toolkit.   In this blog, I would like to introduce you to some of the technical specifics of the MAP toolkit. What the MAP Toolkit Does The MAP Toolkit is designed to let you quickly and…

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SQL Server Discovery Screencast

In the previous blog, Joyce discussed the MAP 5.0 features, specifically SQL server instances and databases discovery.    Continuing the discussion, I would like to share with you the sample proposals and worksheets that the MAP 5.0 toolkit provides as part of the discovery process.   These worksheets provide an overview of all the SQL Server database…

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