New technical content available; decks, draft SDK and device configuration topic

We are pleased to announce new technical content for Windows Analytics customers: Windows Analytics Overview decks, to explain the benefits and requirements of deploying Windows Analytics. We are releasing these decks to the technical community to make it easier for partners to have discussions with their customers, and customers to have discussions with their internal…

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A new version of the deployment script (2.4) is now available and checks for two 1803 breaking changes

In Windows 10, version 1803, the device name is no longer sent to the diagnostic data management service by default and requires a separate opt-in. The latest version of the deployment script enables this opt-in by default, but you can disable this behavior by setting DeviceNameOptIn = false. Note that the device name is also…

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Announcing Delivery Optimization Insights for Windows Analytics: Update Compliance

We are pleased to announce public preview for Delivery Optimization Insights in Windows Analytics: Update Compliance! These new insights are focused around understanding bandwidth savings by using Delivery Optimization, an in-box Windows 10 feature for reducing bandwidth consumption. IT Administrators can utilize the bandwidth savings of Delivery Optimization to reduce bandwidth costs and load on…

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Upgrade Readiness now helps assess Spectre and Meltdown protections

Update: This post was updated on February 26, 2018 to include a section on “How to use these new blades”.   It’s important to protect your computers against the hardware security vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown.  Microsoft has published guidance for IT Pros that outlines the steps Microsoft has taken as well as steps you…


Announcing post-upgrade insights in Upgrade Readiness

As announced at Ignite 2017, a 4th step has been added to the Upgrade Readiness workflow.  This step allows you to monitor deployment progress, explore driver issues on upgraded computers, and view feedback submitted by your users.  Below, we’ll walk through each new blade.   Update Progress The first blade in Step 4 allows you…


Announcing the General Availability of Windows Analytics: Update Compliance

We are excited to announce the General Availability of Update Compliance, as the newest addition to Windows Analytics. With the GA release, we will continue to make Update Compliance available for all Windows 10 desktops with Pro or higher licenses. Update Compliance is targeted to the IT pro who wants to gain a holistic view…

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Announcing the General Availability of Windows Analytics: Device Health

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of Device Health as the newest addition to Windows Analytics. As an IT pro, you can use Device Health to proactively detect and remediate end-user impacting issues, including: Frequently crashing devices that may need to be rebuilt or replaced Device drivers that are causing device crashes, and…

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Announcing the Public Preview of Windows Analytics: Device Health

We are pleased to announce the public preview of Device Health as the newest addition to Windows Analytics. As an IT pro, you can use Device Health to proactively detect and remediate end-user impacting issues, including: Frequently crashing devices that may need to be rebuilt or replaced Device drivers that are causing device crashes, and…

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Upgrade Readiness inactive device retention policy

Currently, devices are automatically removed from your Upgrade Readiness workspace if they have been inactive for a period of 90 days.  In order to be consistent with other Windows Analytics solutions and to provide a more accurate representation of the active devices within your enterprise, we will be changing the Upgrade Readiness inactive device retention…


A new version of the deployment script (2.2) is now available

Today, July 14, 2017, we released a new version of the Upgrade Readiness Deployment script.   In version 2.1, we made some improvements to make sure that the checks that the script makes to verify connectivity to Microsoft endpoints, works smoothly. Script version 2.1 only supported running this improved checks on x64 machines.  In this…

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