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MAP 6.0 Beta: Plan for private cloud and identify Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V migration opportunities 

The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for free download. To participate, register for the MAP 6.0 Beta Review Program at Microsoft Connect! MAP 6.0 Beta includes the following new and enhanced features to simplify private cloud planning and migration to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Accelerate...

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) v5 toolkit now available 

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is happy to announce that the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available!  This is one of the most useful and popular of Microsoft’s planning toolkits allowing customers and partners to automatically assess your current infrastructure and make recommendations for future capacity and compliance. The new version 5...

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Windows 2000 Server Approaching End of Life 

Danger, Will Robinson! If you’ve got machines still running Windows 2000 Server in your enterprise, your robot will be blaring this warning ever more urgently the closer we get to July 13, 2010. That’s the end-of-support date for the Windows 2000 Server platform. Folks still running Windows 2000 after this date will be doing so...

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Survey says: IT pros weigh in on the role of solution providers 

Microsoft recently worked with MarketTools’s Zoom Panel Tech to conduct an online survey of 2000 IT professionals about if, how and why they use solution providers (IT consultants, resellers, system integrators and hosted service providers.)  The results verify what we’ve heard repeatedly from customers and partners:  IT departments want strategic solution providers that truly help drive business...

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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess (Beta) Released! 

Today, in support of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 joint launch, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the beta release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess that offers Microsoft customers and partners the best practice to streamline the planning and design process of a DirectAccess infrastructure. DirectAccess is one of the...

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