The beta version of MAP 8.0 is now downloadable from the TechNet site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537566.aspx
Key features are:
Windows Server 2012 readiness: asses your IT infrastructure for Windows Server 2012 deployment. Reports provide detailed and actionable recommendations for specific machines. get a inventory of servers, OS’, workloads, devices and server roles.
Windows 8 Readiness: asses your client environment for Windows 8 deployment. reports on your hardware against the recommended system requirements. provides detailed recommendations per machine, including OS’ and applications. Also included in the report is the scope and benefits of a Windows 8 upgrade.
Office 2013 and Office 365 readiness: provides and in-depth report of client computers and the assessment for an upgrade or migrations.
Windows Azure Virtual Machine readiness: assessment of Windows Server and Linux machines. determines feasibility of a migration to Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Reports on suggested changes to prep machines for migration.
Client Access License reporting: reports on software usage for key Microsoft products including Windows Server, SQL Server, System Center, Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP), and Lync.