Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 2: Use It Or Lose It – The Collections

In the first portion of this multi-blog look at software metering, I discussed how to create a software metering rule, observe on the client both the storage and processing of said rule, and finally discussed the server side summarization and how to manually initiate this summarization. With the metering data collected and summarized it is…

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Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 1: Use It Or Lose It – The Basics

Since the beginning of my involvement with Configuration Manager and SMS I have always considered and communicated with others the notion that software metering data can be used as a trigger mechanism for the removal of unused software. In other words, if software is not used, and this can be proven through software metering data,…

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