Release: Microsoft MAP 5.5

After releasing a public beta in November last year, Microsoft has now released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit version 5.5. MAP provides agentless discovery, inventory and assessment for a variety of scenarios, now supporting assessment for migration to the Windows Azure and SQL Azure platform.

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 versions 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