Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

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Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 will let enterprises know if they're ready for Redmond's next OS.

By Paul McDougall


June 22, 2009 10:44 AM

Microsoft has released a beta version of a toolkit for businesses mulling an upgrade of their desktop systems to the Windows 7 operating system.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, version 4.0, is designed to analyze computers and other devices on a network to determine if they're compatible with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and other software products, including Microsoft Office 2007. MAP also identifies candidates for virtualization, power saving opportunities, and security vulnerabilities.

"It performs key functions that include hardware and device inventory, hardware compatibility analysis, and generation of actionable, environment-specific IT proposals for migration to most major Microsoft technologies," said Baldwin Ng, senior product manager at Microsoft, in a blog post.

MAP can be downloaded from Microsoft's TechNet Web site. Ng did not state when a final version of the tool would be available.

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