Tools & Products

Select the right tools and products to support your SAM strategy.


It is important to choose inventory and management tools that are capable of collecting all the required data points to gain a clear picture of the software assets that you have deployed.

Choosing the right tool Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Microsoft Intune Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit System Center Configuration Manager

Make it easy to inventory and assess your IT infrastructure and determine the right technologies.

The MAP Toolkit is a FREE, agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments.

MAP Toolkit capabilities

The MAP Toolkit inventories computer hardware, software, and operating systems in small or large IT environments without needing to install software on the target computers. The data and analysis provided by the MAP toolkit can help streamline the planning process for software migration, help assess device driver availability, and allow you to make hardware upgrade recommendations. The MAP Toolkit also gathers performance metrics from computers you are considering for virtualization and includes a feature to model a library of potential host and storage hardware configurations.

MAP Toolkit benefits

The MAP Toolkit is used for multi-product assessment and planning. It assesses a network environment using agentless data collection technologies to gather inventory and performance information. Then provides assessment reports to aid organizations with their IT infrastructure planning. The main areas of planning covered by MAP:

  • Migration planning
  • Consolidation/virtualization
  • Private/public cloud planning
  • Software usage tracking

The MAP Toolkit is a FREE download from Microsoft. To download the current version and learn more about MAP: Visit the MAP Toolkit site