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Microsoft Migration Tools Get Cloud-Friendly

Microsoft just released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0, a product formerly aimed largely at migrating desktop and server apps to newer versions of the exact same desktop and server apps. The new kit now works with Office 365, helping IT figure out if their shops have enough computing power to support Office 365.

This to me sounds odd, since cloud apps are supposed to require fewer on-premise desktop and server firepower, not more. In Microsoft's defense, Office 365 does require recent versions of Office -- and recent versions of Office do need some serious PC power.

Azure readiness can also be gauged through the new tool.

Have you checked out either Office 365 or Azure? Send feedback to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/02/2011 at 12:47 PM


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