Along with the release of the MAP Toolkit 6.5 beta, we are making a survey available to capture your experience with the SQL Server scenarios within the MAP Toolkit. The information that we gather in the survey will help us with the next major release of the MAP Toolkit.
Please take some time to complete the survey at http://connect.microsoft.com/site297/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=13516.
The MAP Toolkit is an agentless inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations. If you are unfamiliar with the MAP Toolkit, some of the “SQL Server” scenarios includes the following:
- Discovery of SQL Server including SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server “Denali” across your enterprise.
- Use the MAP Toolkit to full details on your existing database sprawl SQL and non-SQL databases to Migrate to the Database Consolidation Appliance.
- Use the MAP Toolkit to discovery Oracle, MySQL, and Sybase and then use the SQL Server Migration Assistant to migrate to SQL Server.
- SQL Server Usage Tracking to track software usage and client access history in your environment.
In addition to finding SQL Server installations, the MAP Toolkit can help you to prepare for deploying Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, Windows Azure, and Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track
See the MAP toolkit blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/mapblog/archive/2011/10/30/microsoft-assessment-and-planning-toolkit-6-5-beta.aspx for details on MAP Toolkit 6.5 Beta release.