The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit is an agentless inventory, assessment and reporting tool that securely assesses IT environments for various platform migrations. This includes Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2010 and Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Hyper-V, Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track and Windows Azure.
The key challenge is to ensure two major MAP releases every year, along with the release of a couple of target customer-focused ones. It is a huge challenge to manage resources under tight timelines and schedules, for these parallel releases. It is also a big task to have a varied environment to effectively test and add new features to every release, without affecting the legacy features.
We have established a robust delivery model, with our in-depth understanding of the customer’s business needs. Exhaustive training has been given to teams, version after version, to keep them updated with new features and technologies. The teams have been divided into mini feature teams and they work closely together to stay abreast of any new change. It also helps to have onshore Mindtree minds. They can help offshore teams understand new features and resolve issues / challenges quickly.
Thanks a lot for making the best effort to
Given the limited lab resources yesterday, the offshore team was still able to make good progress on legacy test execution. Thanks. I really appreciate it.
-Ying Liu (Test Lead – Microsoft)
Team, awesome job of wrapping up the RTM test pass! The overall quality of this release is far and away, the highest that we’ve ever achieved.
– Product Manager – Microsoft