Microsoft extends MAP support to Azure

Microsoft has made available a beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit version 5.5 which now supports assessment for migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure. MAP provides agentless discovery,assessment capabilities and reporting which can help with planning upgrade- or migration projects for Microsoft technologies.

The Windows Azure assessment inventories web applications and SQL Server database instances in the environment and reports the information you need to plan the migration of these on-premises workloads to the Windows Azure Services Platform and Microsoft SQL Azure Database.

This new upcoming version provide the following new features:

  • Assessment for migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure
  • MySQL, Oracle and Sybase database discovery for SQL Server migration projects
  • Server consolidation assessment for Hyper-V
  • Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7 upgrade assessment