Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 Beta Now Available

Posted by bink on May 16 2012, 4:11 AM.

The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to assess readiness for Windows and Windows Server 2012 Beta.

Accelerate your move to the Private Cloud with MAP 7.0 Beta

Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MAP beta review program. We hope you’ll take the time to preview and provide feedback on MAP 7.0.

The MAP Toolkit’s new capabilities help you to assess the readiness of your environment for deploying Windows as well as Windows Server 2012 Beta.  This update adds new scenarios specifically, the ability to plan for virtualization assessment of Linux servers and readiness assessment for desktop virtualization. Along with the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and MAP 7.0, now you can easily migrate VMware VMs to Hyper-V for the best roadmap to the cloud. In addition to the above features, MAP 7.0 strengthens the SQL Server migration scenario with support for SQL Server 2012 discovery, and migration planning.

Key features and benefits of MAP 7.0 Beta help you:

· Understand your readiness to deploy Windows in your environment with hardware and device readiness assessments

· Determine Windows Server 2012 Beta readiness

· Investigate how Windows Server and System Center can manage your heterogeneous environment through VMware migration and Linux server virtualization assessments

· Size your desktop virtualization needs for both Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and session-based virtualization using Remote Desktop Services

· Ready your information platform for the cloud with the SQL Server 2012 discovery and migration assessment

· Evaluate your licensing needs with usage tracking for Lync 2010,  active users and devices, SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Beta

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We value your input. Download the beta on Connect and tell us what you think! Send your comments to the MAP


This program is now open. The beta review period will run through July 5th, 2012.

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