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Are you looking for a tool to simplify your organization's migration to Windows 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8—and, in turn, benefit from improved desktop security, reliability and manageability? The MAP 5.5 Internet Explorer migration assessment inventories your environment and reports on deployed web browsers, Microsoft ActiveX controls, and add-ons, and then generates a migration assessment report and proposal—information you need to more easily migrate to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and the Security Compliance Manager are the essential toolset to automate your desktop and server deployment of new Microsoft technologies. Using MDT and SCM, you can significantly reduce the costs and time to securely deploy and manage Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and Microsoft Office 2010 across your organization.
What can I do with it??? Identify and analyze web application and database readiness for migration to the Windows Azure platform. Simplify your move to the cloud with the MAP 5.5 automated discovery and detailed inventory reporting on web application and database readiness for the Windows Azure platform. MAP identifies web applications, IIS servers, and SQL Server databases, analyzes their performance characteristics, and estimates resources required such as the number of Windows Azure compute instances, number of SQL Azure databases, bandwidth usage, and storage.
Discover heterogeneous database instances for migration to SQL Server. Now with heterogeneous database inventory and reporting capability, MAP 5.5 helps you accelerate migration to SQL Server from MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase instances.
Enhanced server consolidation assessments for Hyper-V.
Enhanced server consolidation capabilities help save time and effort when creating virtualization assessments and proposals. Enhancements include:
Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit to inventory your IT environment and assess your hardware readiness for migration to Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and Microsoft Office 2010—in just a few hours. MAP automatically generates detailed reports on hardware, device, and application compatibility—information you can immediately put to work in your migration plans.
Check out a video of MAP 5.5 in action here. To download MAP and other Solutions Accelerators as well as whitepapers, faq’s and videos on how to use them, visit the Deployment Zone on the Springboard Series on TechNet here. Need this information on the go? Make sure to download our Springboard Application for Windows Phone 7.
Hi Stephen, I recently attended the spring series tour and was interested in the URL of the website for the comparison of the Office 2010 ribbon and features compared to previous versions. I believe there was a M/S site that gives an on-line comparison? I cannot seem to find the site and would appreciate a pointer please? I am working on a large upgrade for a client in Germany so this would be very useful to the end user community. Thanks.
I forgot to include my contact details; email@example.com for the previous post re Office 2010 on-line comparison tool. Many thanks.