Accelerate Your Move to the Private Cloud with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 Beta

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 beta 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 […]

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 beta 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," Microsoft stated.

Key features and benefits of MAP 7.0 beta include:

  • 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

Key benefits include:

  • Assessment report and summary proposal to help you to understand the scope and benefits of a Windows desktop deployment.
  • Inventory of desktop computers, deployed operating systems, and applications.

Key features allow you to:

  • Incorporate non-Windows machines into your virtualization planning
  • View consolidation guidance and validated configurations with preconfigured Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track infrastructures, including computing power, network, and storage architectures
  • Get a quick analysis of server consolidation on Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track infrastructures to help accelerate your planning of physical to virtual (P2V) migration to Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track
  • Review recommended guidance and next steps using Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track.

Download MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta here.