Beta Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit version 7 available

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.

Download the beta materials on Connect:

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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