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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit for Software Licensing and Asset Management

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agentless inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations—including Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013 and Office 365, Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, Hyper-V, Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track, and Windows Azure.

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Microsoft Volume Licensing customers: Right-size your IT
environment and simplify software license management

The enhanced Software Usage Tracking feature in the MAP Toolkit simplifies your software license management and compliance process in terms of product coverage and the ability to track devices. Use the MAP Toolkit to auto-generate Software Usage Tracker reports, which provide you with a view of your actual server usage. This information is valuable for comparing with your purchased Client Access Licenses (CAL); it is also useful for licensing "True-up" and licensing agreement renewal discussions.

  • Software Usage Reports: Reports for key Microsoft server products: Windows Server, SharePoint Server, System Center Configuration Manager, Exchange Server, Lync Server, Forefront Endpoint Protection, SQL Server, and Remote Desktop Services accurately assess current software usage and client access history in your environment. The Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) scenario measures server and client usage for the FEP product, a recent addition to the Microsoft Core Client Access License (CAL) Suite. Reduce time and administrative costs for managing your server and client access licenses (CALs) and streamline the management of your software assets with these insightful reports. The Server and Cloud Enrollment report allows you to track the use of server- and cloud-based Microsoft products in your environment.
  • Device Tracking: Active Devices and Users is an inventory scenario that allows organizations to report Windows devices that are active on the network. This information is useful in Enterprise Agreement scenarios as well as for maintaining Active Directory information for the environment.

To assist you in interpreting the Software Usage Tracker reports, a series of in-depth how-to guides are available for download. These guides provide background information about how CALs work and specific directions to help interpret the data from the MAP Software Usage Tracker reports and use the collective information for managing your software assets.

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Case Studies

  • Banque de Luxembourg virtualizes data centers for IT, business, and environmental benefits using the MAP Toolkit
  • Virtualization solution helps Brazil’s Central Bank cut power costs by 20 percent
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