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Is the TAP inventory/discovery and assessment tool extensible by MS customers and partners? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible for MS customers and partners to extend the types of objects and metadata harvested by the MAP tool?

    Is it possible to extend the analysis and reporting experience over and above what is shipped in-the-box?

    Michael (from Toronto)


    Xpert Search Agents for Microsoft web sites: http://www.parallelspace.net/MicrodeX


    Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:07 PM

Answers

  • Hi Michael,

    MAP is not opensource and that is why extending any functionality like types of objects collected/metadata is completely on the MAP team. On the other hand MAP already collects an enormous amount of data in the underlying SQL data base (beyond reports exposed) and extending analysis and reporting is something we mastered and used heavily in the past years.

    Cheers!

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:45 PM

All replies

  • Hi Michael,

    MAP is not opensource and that is why extending any functionality like types of objects collected/metadata is completely on the MAP team. On the other hand MAP already collects an enormous amount of data in the underlying SQL data base (beyond reports exposed) and extending analysis and reporting is something we mastered and used heavily in the past years.

    Cheers!

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:45 PM
  • Re: extending analysis and reporting is something we mastered and used heavily in the past years.

    Are these changes/enhancement you've made available as part of a larger product or consulting service?

    Thank you for your reply,

    Michael


    Xpert Search Agents for Microsoft web sites: http://www.parallelspace.net/MicrodeX

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:06 PM
  • These changes/enhancements are reflected in tools and processes we use in parallel with our web-based SAM/ITAM service. Not quite consulting but more of a managed service.
    We developed tools to assist our clients in maximizing the use of all the data MAP is collecting - from simple things like inventory collection to complex licensing reconciliations for SQL and other server 'grade' software. 

    I am glad I was able to provide an answer for you.

    Cheers,


      
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 6:55 PM