Microsoft has released a beta of the next version of its capacity planning tool the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit version 6.5. This version will be the follow up of version 6.0 which was released in July this year.
Version 6.5 will add the following new features:
- Discovery of Oracle instances on Itanium-based servers with HP-UX for migration to SQL Server, including estimation of complexity when migrating to SQL server
- Assessment for migration to Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track infrastructures, including computing power, network and storage architectures
- Revamped Azure Migration feature
- Software Usage Tracking, including assessment for planning implementation of Forefront Endpoint Protection which is now part of a Core CAL and Active Devices