Going Beyond MAP Toolkit
Looking for a Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit alternative?
MAP Toolkit is in 'Maintenance Mode'
The Microsoft MAP tool is a mapping tool that takes inventory of all your systems through a network-wide automated discovery option. At Inspire 2019, Microsoft announced that development will be ending for MAP toolkit. This presents organizations relying on it with a serious problem. There's no longer a guarantee that the output it provides will be accurate. In time, it's reasonable to assume that Microsoft will retire it entirely. The announcement at Inspire mentioned that it has funding for another year - but beyond that, the future is uncertain.
Covering Non-Microsoft Scenarios
MAP’s main focus has always been providing a sufficiently accurate picture of their Microsoft estate, in order to enable informed decisions. However, it has never provided coverage for some key non-Microsoft scenarios such as Citrix, Apple Mac, Linux, and network devices. It’s tool for Microsoft estates enhanced with a collection of Microsoft-specific reports. If you’re looking for a complete IT Inventory to tackle other scenarios, this is where your attention should turn towards an alternative.
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Most Frequent Questions & Answers
The MAP Toolkit is a free Microsoft download that is an agentless inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess your IT environments.
MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process
Microsoft announced at Inspire 2019 that development will be ending for MAP toolkit.
In the Inspire presentation they confirmed that MAP Toolkit has funding for at least a further year - beyond that its future is uncertain.
MAP Toolkit continues to be available with tech support, but further development is not planned. It will be in 'maintenance mode'.
Microsoft recommends to leverage Azure Migrate for Azure Assessments, and to use other ISV solutions for other scenarios.