A community technical preview (i.e. a pre-beta, probably buggy) release of MAP version 5.0 has been released on Connect by Microsoft. MAP is a free set of tools and guidance on how to prepare for a set of technologies, e.g. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, etc. Version 5 adds:
- Heterogeneous Server Environment Inventory for Technologies including Windows Server, Linux, UNIX and VMware
- Ability to determine usage of deployed System Center Configuration Manager, a member of the Core Client Access License (Core CAL) Suite.
- Office 2010 Readiness Assessment.