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Licenses to run MAP tool

    Question

  • Hi there,

    where do I find official information that MAP tool doesn't need any licenses and is free to be used by customers?

    Regards,

    Denis

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:23 AM

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  • The README.HTML   states that the software is offered 'as-is' and that Microsoft may not offer any support.

    MAP includes an 'Express' edition of SQLServer (which is also free).

    Lastly,  'MAP' has been available 'free' for about a decade, and has been used in the SAM industry widely.

    There is no charge for this 'utility'


    Friday, April 13, 2018 2:17 PM
  • In addition to what Steve mentioned in his reply, you may note following:

    On Download page : Definition of MAP is > This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.

    Further down on same page if you expand Additional information, it states > Solution Accelerators are free, scenario-based guides and automations designed to help IT Professionals who are proactively planning, deploying, and operating IT systems using Microsoft products and technologies.

    Both these references should be sufficient along with README.HTML to satisfy any auditor that there is no additional license required to install and run this software in your environment.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:45 PM