This week the Solution Accelerator Team announced the Beta version of Microsoft Assessment and Planning 8.5 (MAP) Toolkit. This new version of the Microsoft® Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit provides agentless discovery, inventory and assessment for a variety of scenarios. Some of the key features in this release are:
- Newly designed user interface makes it easier to find and use the right tool for the job.
- Added support for Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Exchange 2013 Usage Tracking.
- Advances in Virtual Machine Discovery to improve VM inventory results.
- New Windows Volume Licensing scenario helps identify the licensing status of computers running Windows Vista SP1 or newer.
This latest version of MAP adds new scenarios to help plan your environment with agility while lowering the cost of delivering IT. Included in MAP 8.5 are hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments to assist you in planning the deployment of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, preparing your migration to Windows Azure Virtual Machines, readying your environment for Office 2013 and Office 365, and tracking your usage of Windows Server, Lync, SharePoint, and Exchange.