Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0: Software Usage Tracker part 6

Welcome to part 6 of a 6 part series talking about a great FREE tool, which has released it’s 5th major version on Monday (7-12-2010).  The new version, MAP 5.0, has some exciting new features to help with discovery and software usage.  In this screencast we will take a look at MAP can help right-size…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0: Office 2010 part 2

Welcome to part 2 of a 6 part series talking about a great FREE tool, which has released it’s 5th major version on Monday (7-12-2010): The new version, MAP 5.0, has some exciting new features to help with discovery and software usage.  In this screencast we take a look on how MAP can help streamline…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0: Overview part 1

Welcome to part 1 of a 6 part series talking about a great FREE tool, which has released it’s 5th major version on Monday (7-12-2010): Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0! The MAP toolkit has been around for years.  MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small…

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Ready to Virtualize? Do you need a MAP?

Hopefully by now you are looking at virtualization of your servers, application, and various other IT needs as viable candidates to support your business.  As you may have found during your research, there are several benefits virtualization can give your organization.  Virtualization will help to: Reduce Costs Hardware Facility Energy Simplify Management and Support Reduce…

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Optimize Deployment of Your Desktop Environment

Are you looking to deploy Windows more effectively and efficiently, but not sure how?  You most likely have several questions: How do I plan? What hardware do I need? What about compatibility? How do I handle migration? How do I create standards? Is there any guidance? Chances are if you ever deployed applications or operating…

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What Is At The Center Of Your IT Universe?

What is at the center of your IT infrastructure, what does all your applications revolve around?  If you said Servers then You are correct! As my good friend and colleague Chris Henley posted, “To Windows Server, the Quiet King of Communication and Collaboration!”  Windows Server really is the center of the Universe, whether from offer…

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Telco Reduces Costs While Improving Datacenter Services – A Case Study

     With over 1.4 million wireless subscribers and 400 employees, a Jordanian telecommunications company, Umniah, recently deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V server virtualization technology to their enterprise.  Here’s how they were able to reap the benefits of reduced IT costs (reduced hardware spend by 60%) while increasing service levels to their customers (reduced downtime…

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