In November 2009 we ran a small scale beta of the 2.0 version of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) and got a lot of feedback on the product which has helped us get to feature complete. We are interested in getting even more input from the community, so today we are announcing an open beta for anyone (current MDOP customer or not) who is interested in trying out the service.
Some of the key changes in AIS 2.0:
· Improved user interface
· Title normalization and version aggregation in software reporting
· Virtual machine and App-V package support in software reporting
· Improved Microsoft licensing reports
· Better hardware reporting and the ability to view the hardware properties of a computer
This open beta is feature complete and localized in English only (additional languages will be made available in a future beta tests). We ask participants to please submit their feedback to us on their experiences with the service and will consider this input for the RTW version. Please be aware that all inventory data that you upload will be deleted once the beta is completed at the end of June 2010.
To sign up for the beta, please go to – https://connect.microsoft.com/site310/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=3615&pageType=1
You will need to have a Microsoft Live ID to join. Once you have signed up and accepted the AIS pre-release online services agreement, we will begin process of provisioning your AIS account and send you an email within seven days with the account details.