Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit Team Blog

An agentless inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations— including Windows 8, Office 2013 and 365, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, Windows Azure, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012

MAP Toolkit 9.9.13 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.9.13 Now Available! This release of the MAP Toolkit includes will now have the...

Author: MAP Toolkit Team Date: 11/22/2018

MAP Toolkit 9.9.12 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.9.12 Now Available! This release of the MAP Toolkit includes a pop-up windows for...

Author: MAP Toolkit Team Date: 08/30/2018

MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available! This release of the MAP Toolkit supports latest version of ESXI, SCCM...

Author: Arvind Mahto Date: 06/07/2018

MAP Toolkit 9.8 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.8 Now Available! We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.8 of the...

Author: Arvind Mahto Date: 02/22/2018

MAP Toolkit 9.7 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.7 Now Available! We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.7 of the...

Author: Arvind Mahto Date: 11/16/2017

MAP Toolkit 9.6 Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.6 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning...

Author: Arvind Mahto Date: 02/11/2017

MAP Toolkit 9.3 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.3 Now Available! We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.3 of the...

Author: MAP Toolkit Team Date: 10/13/2015

MAP Toolkit 9.2 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.2 Now Available! We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.2 of the...

Author: Bhuvana Jagan Date: 02/10/2015

MAP Toolkit 9.1 Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.1 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning...

Author: Briton Zurcher Date: 06/27/2014

Microsoft Azure Migration with the MAP Toolkit

Are you thinking about migrating some of your servers into a Microsoft Azure VM? Well then let the...

Author: Michael Switzer [MSFT CSG] Date: 04/18/2014

The Windows Volume Licensing Feature in the MAP Toolkit

Windows client operating systems are available to customers in multiple ways – Volume Licensing;...

Author: Michael Switzer [MSFT CSG] Date: 04/17/2014

MAP Toolkit may cause network saturation or machine to reboot

Symptom: Under some machine and network environments, the MAP Toolkit may cause the network to...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 01/16/2014

Announcing the MAP Toolkit 9.0!

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.0 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning...

Author: Briton Zurcher Date: 12/16/2013

The Remote Desktop License Feature in the MAP Toolkit

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) product, formerly known as Terminal Services, has provided a...

Author: Michael Switzer [MSFT CSG] Date: 12/09/2013

MAP Toolkit, SWID, and UAL: Ahead of the Curve

The MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta features two emerging technologies to simplify inventory data collection....

Author: Tyler Castaldo Date: 11/25/2013

MAP Toolkit: The Server and Cloud Enrollment Feature

The Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) is a new enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement....

Author: Michael Switzer [MSFT CSG] Date: 11/18/2013

How to isolate the software you want from MAP’s installed products view

My Assumptions This post assumes that you have already completed the steps outlined in the blog post...

Author: Michael Switzer [MSFT CSG] Date: 08/21/2013

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 Now Available!

The MAP team is pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP)...

Author: Briton Zurcher Date: 07/08/2013

Determine Linux Machine Readiness to move to a Windows Azure Virtual Machine using the MAP Toolkit

With the release of MAP Toolkit 8.0, we have added a new scenario to assess your Windows Azure...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 01/29/2013

How to get a computer by computer view of installed software using the MAP toolkit

One of the most frequent questions we get at MAPFDBK@microsoft.com is how to get a list of the...

Author: Rob Polly - Microsoft Date: 01/28/2013

MAP Toolkit 8.0 Demo Exercises are available for download

With the release of the MAP Toolkit 8.0, we are making available a training kit to help your...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 01/08/2013

MAP Toolkit 8.0 is Now Available for Download

As 2012 winds down, I am pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 12/14/2012

MAP Toolkit 8.0 System Requirements

With the availability of the MAP Toolkit 8.0, I would like to cover the new system requirement for...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 11/29/2012

The New MAP Toolkit User Interface

In the MAP Toolkit v8.0 we’ve rebuilt the core user interface for the entire product.  The new...

Author: Martin Beechen - Microsoft Date: 11/29/2012

Using MAP Toolkit to Assess your Lync Server Licensing

MAP Toolkit has been updated to capture Lync Usage Tracking information for Enterprise and Plus...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 11/28/2012

Getting help using the MAP Toolkit

When users run into problems with using MAP, they often aren’t aware of the many resources that are...

Author: kdan Date: 11/20/2012

Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Helps Handle Growth, Update Licensing (case study)

Hey folks - I know that many of you MAP fans out there are either from our SAM partner community or...

Author: Rob Polly - Microsoft Date: 11/09/2012

Discovering SQL Server using the MAP Toolkit 8.0

In the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0, the user interface has been updated to...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 11/08/2012

Windows Azure Virtual Machine Readiness and Capacity Assessment

With the release of MAP Toolkit 8.0, we have added a new scenario to assess your Windows Azure...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 11/08/2012

MAP Toolkit 8.0 Beta is available for download today!

The MAP Toolkit team is pleased to announce MAP Toolkit 8.0 beta.  MAP Toolkit 8.0 beta has...

Author: kdan Date: 11/05/2012

MAP Toolkit Useful References

I am putting together a blog outlining the most common references around preparing your environment...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/13/2012

Determining SQL Server 2012 Core Licensing Using the MAP Toolkit 7.0

With the release of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0, the SQL Server...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/10/2012

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Now Available

  Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with MAP 7.0! The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/10/2012

Planning for Desktop Virtualization with the MAP toolkit 7.0 (4 of 4)

Whew!  Just got back into town from southern Ohio where it was smoking hot!  I couldn’t...

Author: Rob Polly - Microsoft Date: 07/09/2012

Planning for Desktop Virtualization with the MAP toolkit 7.0 (3 of 4)

In this topic, we will cover the final step in the Desktop Virtualization scenario in MAP 7.0 – the...

Author: Rob Polly - Microsoft Date: 06/24/2012

Using the MAP Toolkit 7.0 to assess your software usage for Lync Licensing

In todays blog, I will show you how to capture usage tracking information for Lync 2010 with the MAP...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 06/20/2012

Get ready for Windows 8 with MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta

  Windows 8 has reached Release Preview milestone recently, you can download and try Windows 8...

Author: kdan Date: 06/13/2012

Planning for Desktop Virtualization using the MAP Toolkit 7.0 (Part 2 of 4)

In our next two topics in this series, we will cover the capacity planning related features in the...

Author: Rob Polly - Microsoft Date: 06/08/2012

Planning for Desktop Virtualization using the MAP Toolkit v7.0 (Part 1 of 4)

Today, we are going to kickoff a short series that covers a new feature in MAP v7.0 – the Desktop...

Author: Rob Polly - Microsoft Date: 06/06/2012

Discovering SQL Server using MAP Toolkit 7.0

In the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0, there have been several improvements to...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 06/04/2012

Providing feedback about the MAP Toolkit

   Your feedback about the MAP Toolkit is critical to our development team.  It...

Author: Martin Beechen - Microsoft Date: 05/29/2012

MAP Toolkit 7.0 System Requirements

With the availability of the MAP Toolkit 7.0, I would like to cover the new system requirement for...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/16/2012

MAP Toolkit 7.0 Setup has been improved!

The MAP Toolkit 7.0 has been updated over prior versions by switching over to using SQL Server 2012...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/16/2012

MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta is available for download

The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP)...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/16/2012

MAP Toolkit does not display SQL Server database component edition

Symptom: When SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 is installed on machine with SQL Server 2012,...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/04/2012

Determining SQL Server 2012 Core Licensing using the MAP Toolkit

A document has been created to help customers determine SQL Server 2012 core licensing requirements...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/24/2012

Simplify SQL Server licensing with MAP Toolkit 6.5

MAP Toolkit 6.5 has been updated to assist with you with upgrading or migrating to Microsoft SQL...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 03/20/2012

Using the MAP Toolkit to discover Oracle, MySQL, and Sybase

In this blog, I will provide the step-by-step instructions to discover Oracle, MySQL, Sybase on Unix...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 03/16/2012

Why doesn’t the MAP Toolkit report the “Number of Cores”?

  Summary: When you generate a MAP report that has the “Number of Cores” columns, you may...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 02/03/2012

Using the MAP Toolkit to obtain list of products installed across your environment

  Summary: Since the number of products discovered across an enterprise can easily exceed the...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 02/01/2012

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