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Awesome Multi-Tool MAP 5.5 now available Vol 13-2 | January, 2011
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I’ve mentioned Springboard being your central resource for all things deployment and Windows 7 before.  I was on there the other day and noticed that a powerful tool in the form of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit was updated to V5.5 and released!  Honestly — this tool has come a long way from its origins and has evolved into a veritable multi-tool that should be in EVERY IT Professional's arsenal.  It’s your one stop shop for a quick yet robust agentless reporting tool on your current IT asset inventory. When you pair that up with how it slices-and-dices the data into custom graphs and pre-written planning reports fit for any IT Manager (with YOUR custom data in them) it’s truly a sight to behold.

You heard me right — planning documents with YOUR data integrated into the reports! Some examples of the pre-canned reports with sample custom data, recommendations, next steps and links to reference documents can be downloaded from here .  I’m talking about Migration Readiness reports, Virtualization candidates, Internet Explorer application compatibility issues, license compliance and cost savings reports.

Got you interested enough to check it out? Jump right in and download it now or have a look at this quick 8 minute video overview showing you how to use it to analyze your target Windows 7 migration.

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