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Before you do any migration master the MAP

MAP toolkit is a great tool to find information on various items of your computer/server. Before you think of migration of any kind, a tool such as this one is going to be very helpful.

MAP which stands for Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool, presently in version 9.3 is according to Microsoft,

"The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agent-less inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations—including the latest versions of Windows client and server operating systems, Microsoft Office and Office 365, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track, and Windows Azure.
MAP Toolkit can deal with most of the following scenarios:
  • Cloud
  • Desktop
  • Server
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Server Virtualization
  • Database
  • Usage tracking
  • Environment
This covers all most everything you ever dealt with in your computer.

Where can I get this tool?
Download from here .

Double click the downloaded file (MAPSetup.exe) and you are ready to go.

Here are things you can find about the Desktop:


This one about what you can find about the Cloud:


You can use MAP to inventory any of these. This is indeed a big list.

•Windows 10
•Windows 8.1
•Windows 8
•Windows 7
•Windows Vista
•Windows XP Professional
•Office 2013 and previous versions
•Windows Server 2012 R2
•Windows Server 2012
•Windows Server 2008 R2
•Windows Server 2008
•Windows Server 2003 R2
•Windows Server 2003
•Windows 2000 Professional or Windows 2000 Server
•Internet Explorer
•VMware vSphere
•VMware vCenter
•VMware ESX
•VMware ESXi
•VMware Server
•Selected Linux distributions
•SQL Server
•System Center Configuration Manager
•Forefront Endpoint Protection
•Exchange Server
•SharePoint Server
•BizTalk Server
•Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 Premium and Ultimate editions
•Software ID (SWID) Tags

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More Stories By Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: He writes articles on several topics to many sites.