Monthly Archives: May 2013

MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta Program

The Microsoft Assessment And Planning Toolkit team are at it again, with a new beta program you can sign up for. This update includes the following key features and benefits Newly designed user interface makes it easier to find and use the right MAP scenario for the task at hand. Usage tracking scenarios for Lync, SharePoint and Exchange have been updated to include the latest versions. Advances in virtual machine discovery offer improved VM inventory results. New Windows Volume Licensing

Troubleshooting Windows 8 Hyper-V Networking

Today I experienced a weird issue after installing the Hyper-V role on a Windows 8 client, during which the network adapter model changed, a phantom NIC appeared,in the Hyper-V UI and my VM failed to connect to the network. There were also issues when trying to create a new Virtual Switch, but thankfully it was something that a quick search on the Intel site turned up a few suggestions. The system has an Intel DH67CL desktop board installed, and the

Adding Windows Intune To The CIE

With last week’s update from CIE 4.1 to 4.5, the Office 365 based version added support for Yammer and CRM Online, moving into a position of having scenario elements that the VM based version doesn’t offer just yet. One of the elements that is still missing though is the incorporating of Windows Intune into the scenarios. This is something that isn’t all that difficult to do, depending on how complex you want to make it, but for the sake of


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