Tag: MAP

Private Cloud Computing: Designing in the Dark

I joined the tail end of a webcast about private cloud computing to be greeted by a demonstration of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit in a virtualisation conversion scenario.  That got me to thinking, raised some questions, and brought back some memories. Way back when I started working in hosting/virtualisation (and it was VMware 3.x…

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Mastering Windows 7 Deployment is Published

I’ve just recived an email from Sybex to say that the third book that I’ve been involved with, Mastering Windows 7 Deployment, has just started shipping from their warehouse(s).  Right now, Amazon.com is still on preorder but that will likely change in the coming hours or days.  The Wiley (Sybex is part of the Wiley group)…

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MAP 5.5 Beta

Watch out, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 will be in a store near you real soon.  Microsoft just sent out emails about the start of the MAP 5.5 beta: “What’s new with MAP Toolkit 5.5? Assess your environment for upgrade to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 (or the latest version) Are you…

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Using MAP in a Messy Network

I’ve been doing an assessment for a Windows 7 deployment in a network that’s not had any regular maintenance in a long time.  For example, there are 400+ computer accounts with around 100 real machines.  I can’t even use oldcmp to clean up because some of those “stale” account are associated with machines that are…

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