Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta now available

Microsoft has released the beta version the next release of MAP v6.5. This beta is now available for download at Microsoft Connect.

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The MAP Toolkit’s new capabilities help users to securely assess heterogeneous IT environments while enabling the evaluation of workloads for migration to Microsoft’s private and public cloud platforms. Consolidate existing server workloads using the updated Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track capacity planning feature. The revamped Azure Migration feature in MAP 6.5 provides more in-depth analysis of the suitability of migrating on-premises applications to the Windows Azure platform.

Other significant new features in MAP 6.5 include the discovery of active Windows devices, Software Usage Tracking for Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP), and the discovery of Oracle instances on Itanium-based servers with HP-UX to assist in the planning of migration to SQL Server.

Key features and benefits of MAP 6.5 Beta:
– Analyse your portfolio of applications for a move to the Windows Azure platform.
– Accelerate private and public cloud planning with Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track On boarding.
– Identify migration opportunities with enhanced heterogeneous server environment inventory.
NEW! Assess your usage of Microsoft software with the Software Usage Tracking feature.
– Discover Oracle instances on Itanium-based servers for migration to SQL Server.

Head over to Microsoft Connect, to join the beta review program for Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5.

You may also want to check out Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit v6.0!

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