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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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 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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Jumpstart Your IT Projects with Proven Guidance and Tools from Microsoft

I often ran into customers and partners who wish they could have spent LESS time on deployment planning and deploy faster and start benefitting from the value of the software earlier.  Picking the right technologies like server, desktop, and application virtualization could seem daunting at times to some.  Fortunately, help is on the way from a…

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[NEWS!] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 Beta Now Available

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available in the near future.  Are you thinking about deploying these new operating systems?  Get a head start with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 Beta. Over 680,000 Microsoft customers and partners including Costco Wholesale Corporation, Continental Airlines, and Banque de Luxembourg have already downloaded and…

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[RTM] New Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide – SharePoint Online Services

The new Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide: SharePoint Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services presents a clear comparison of SharePoint collaboration technologies across on-premises, standard hosting, and dedicated hosting scenarios. Use the guide as a framework for evaluating the business and technical feasibility of moving to Microsoft SharePoint Online. Download the NEW IPD Guide for SharePoint Online and…

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[NEWS!] Beta Announcement – Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services The Infrastructure Planning and Design team is working on a new guide: SharePoint Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services. Get the beta by visiting the Connect Web site at:  https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=1587&InvitationID=IRSS-MRP9-7QCT&SiteID=14 Considering an online solution for your organization’s collaboration services? The SharePoint Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services guide provides a clear comparison of SharePoint collaboration technologies across on-premises, standard hosting,…

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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!] GlaxoSmithKline standardizes on Microsoft Online Services

On March 2nd, Microsoft launched Microsoft Online Services to 19 countries around the world.  As part of this announcement, we would like to showcase how GlaxoSmithKline has decided to standardize on the Microsoft Online Services platform.  Learn how GlaxoSmithKline’s Vice President of Information Technology Strategy, Ingo Elfering, is adopting the Microsoft Online Services offering from Microsoft.  Read…

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