Microsoft announced an open beta of Asset Inventory Service (AIS) for anyone (current MDOP customer or not) who is interested in trying out the service. “This open beta is feature complete and localized in English only (additional languages will be made available in a future beta tests). We ask participants to please submit their feedback to us on their experiences with the service and will consider this input for the RTW version. Please be aware that all inventory data that you upload will be deleted once the beta is completed at the end of June 2010. Key changes in AIS 2.0: ·Improved user interface ·Title normalization and version aggregation in software reporting ·Virtual machine and App-V package support in software reporting ·Improved Microsoft licensing reports ·Better hardware reporting and the ability to view the hardware properties of a computer. You’ll need to have Microsoft Live ID to join. Once you’ve signed up and accepted AIS pre-release online services agreement, we’ll begin process of provisioning your AIS account and send you an email within seven days with the account details.” noted Microsoft.
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