Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Now Available

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 is now available for download.   Download the MAP Toolkit  6.5.   The journey to the cloud is now smoother than ever with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5.The MAP Toolkit’s new capabilities help users to securely assess heterogeneous IT environments while enabling the evaluation of workloads…


Installing VMRCplus 1.8.0 on Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 SP1

I never expected to post another item on VMRCplus since we have Hyper-V for years now. But, I mentioned this before, there are still people using Virtual Server despite the fact that we have Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 and beyond and that we also have a free product called Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. So…


VMC2HV – update for 2008 R2 SP1 available

Exactly one month after my blog post on the work on the updated version of VMC2HV for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, I announce the availability as of today. The tool has several new features, a different UI and many improvements over the previous version. If you want to import your VMC’s from Virtual Server…


VMC2HV Import tool–update for 2008 R2 SP1

It sure has been a while since I coded the VMC2HV import tool. I originally developed it for importing VMC files from Virtual Server 2005 to Hyper-V. And if you are wondering if anyone is still using Virtual Server? Guess what… there are still many downloads each month from the Microsoft Download Center. And yes,…


Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 RTM

This is great news especially since it contains virtualization enhancements like Dynamic Memory and Remote FX. It is not available yet, general availability will be February 22nd. See this post on the Windows Server Division weblog.


WiX 3.5 Released

Although this has nothing to do with virtualization, it has everything to do with great tools. I have always used WiX for my Installer (Setup) projects starting with Visual Studio 2005 and higher. Now, version 3.5 has been released for Visual Studio 2010. Windows Installer XML Toolset enables you to define all components of your…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Now Available

Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 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 migration to the Windows Azure platform, heterogeneous database discovery (of MySQL, Oracle and Sybase instances) for SQL…