Announcing general availability of Upgrade Readiness


We are pleased to announce the general availability of Upgrade Readiness, one of the solutions in the suite of solutions called Windows Analytics. Upgrade Readiness helps you plan and manage the Windows upgrade process from beginning to end and enables you adopt new Windows releases more quickly. With new Windows versions being released multiple times a year, ensuring application and driver compatibility on an ongoing basis is key to adopting new Windows versions as they are released. Windows Upgrade Readiness not only supports upgrade management from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, but it also supports Windows 10 upgrades in the Windows as a service model.

Upgrade Analytics helps you accelerate your move to Windows 10 by providing:

  • A visual workflow that guides you from pilot to production
  • Detailed computer and application inventory
  • Powerful computer-level search and drill-downs
  • Guidance and insights into application and driver compatibility issues with suggested fixes
  • Data-driven application rationalization tools
  • Application usage information that allows targeted validation and workflow to track validation progress and decisions
  • Data export to commonly used software deployment tools including System Center Configuration Manager

Here are some resources where you can learn more:

Windows analytics blog post

Upgrade Readiness documentation on TechNet

Evan Hissey
Program Manager
Microsoft System Center

 

 

Comments (2)

  1. Good Post . Thanks.

    Upgrade Readiness helps you plan and manage the Windows upgrade process from beginning to end and enables you adopt new Windows releases more quickly.

  2. Service works very nicely and significantly easier to setup than the previous on-prem Application Compatibility Toolkit. As expected it found the applications on my Win7 testing machines that were not compatible with Windows 10 and highlighted these in the dashboard. Dashboard takes a while to populate (1 or 2 days), but at least there is now an indication of machines in processing but not yet on the dashboard (and this updates in a few hours).

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