New AIS 2.0 Beta is Now Available RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Announcing Microsoft Asset Inventory Service 2.0.
    This is a new release of Microsoft Asset Inventory Service Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS). AIS is a hosted service that provides customers a comprehensive view of their enterprise’s desktop software environment. It helps reduce TCO and improve license compliance through advanced software inventory scanning and by translating inventory data into actionable intelligence.

    Asset Inventory Service (AIS) allows customers to rapidly collect software and hardware inventory information, and reconcile Microsoft volume license agreements against installed software applications. It is one of the six technologies in The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). MDOP is an essential part of the Windows 7 Optimized Desktop solution, with technologies that help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a Windows 7 desktop.

    This AIS 2.0 beta release introduces several new enhancements to the existing service:

    • Enhanced hardware inventory capabilities

    • New Silverlight-based user interface

    • Redesigned client technology

    • Scaled up to support organizations up to 100,000 PCs

    • Improved volume license reconciliation capabilities

    What you need to do to participate:

    If you are interested in participating in this beta, please follow this link:




    Register on Connect if you have not already done so, and complete/agree to the Pre-release Service Agreement, and an account will be provisioned for you.  You will be notified by email once your account is ready.


    This beta program is available to MDOP and non-MDOP customers. More information about the currently released service, AIS 1.5, can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/products/mdop/ais.aspx


    Thanks and we look forward to your participation!


    The AIS Beta Team


    Paul Bourgeau (MSFT)
    Monday, July 12, 2010 11:01 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Thanks to all of you who signed up for the beta and provided your input.  We have now reached our limit in enrollments.  This beta is now closed until further notice.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Bourgeau (MSFT)
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:15 PM