Desktop Analytics

Desktop analytics is a cloud-based service that integrates with configuration manager.

The service provides insight and intelligence for you to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of your Windows clients, by combining data from your organisation with data aggregated from millions of devices connected to Microsoft cloud services. 

Features

Desktop Analytics is a cloud-based service that integrates with Configuration Manager. The service provides insight and intelligence for you to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of your Windows clients. It combines data from your organization with data aggregated from millions of devices connected to Microsoft cloud services. 

 

Use Desktop Analytics with Configuration Manager to: 

  • Create an inventory of apps running in your organization 
  • Assess app compatibility with the latest Windows 10 feature updates 
  • Identify compatibility issues, and receive mitigation suggestions based on cloud-enabled data insights 
  • Create pilot groups that represent the entire application and driver estate across a minimal set of devices 
  • Deploy Windows 10 to pilot and production-managed devices

Benefits

Many customers have challenges with getting and staying current with Windows 10; the primary challenge is testing applications as this process is typically manual, time-consuming for IT administrators and application owners who must continually analyse existing applications and remediate any issues that arise. 

 

Desktop Analytics provides the following benefits: 

 

Device and software inventory – Inventory of key factors such as apps and versions of Windows. 

 

Pilot identification – Identification of the smallest set of devices that provide the widest coverage of factors. It focuses on the factors that are most important to a pilot of Windows upgrades and updates; making sure the pilot is more successful allows you to proceed more quickly and confidently to broad deployments in production. 

 

Issue identification – Using aggregated market data, along with data from your environment, the service predicts potential issues to getting (and staying) current with Windows. The service then suggests how you can avoid these issues going forward. 

 

Configuration Manager integration – The service cloud-enables your existing on-premises infrastructure. Use this data and analysis to deploy and manage Windows on your devices. 

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