Posted by: Tony Bradley
implementation, MAP, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, migration, upgrade, Windows 7
It can be daunting when you are an IT admin tasked with preparing your organization for the switch to Windows 7. A significant amount of planning and preparation must be done up front to ensure that the systems can are ready, and that the software and tools the organization relies on will continue to work.
Thankfully, Microsoft has a free tool that can simplify the planning and preparation process and make the migration to Windows 7 much more efficient–the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP). Microsoft recently launched MAP 5.5, which is described as follows in the Microsoft overview of the tool:
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop and server migrations and upgrades. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and application information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail on assets that reside in their current environment. MAP also provides server utilization data for Hyper-V server virtualization planning; identifying server placements, and performing virtualization candidate assessments, including ROI analysis for server consolidation with Hyper-V.
It’s free, so what have you got to lose? Take a look at MAP and see how it can help with your Windows 7 migration.