Many customers are evaluating or piloting Windows 10 in their organizations but before rolling the OS out more broadly, they want to ensure their applications and drivers are ready. Upgrade Analytics is a new service from Microsoft which leverages telemetry in order to provide customers with insights which allow them to quickly evaluate application and driver readiness and mitigate potential problems.
In order to drive a Windows Upgrade project efficiently customers are looking for data that allows to evaluate their application and driver ecosystem using a risk balanced approach. While some applications are business critical and need to be validated before upgrading the operating system since they are widely deployed and frequently used, some applications may only be deployed on a handful of machines. In a typical organization, there are hundreds of applications and testing all of them before an OS Upgrade is cost- and time prohibitive.
Upgrade Analytics helps you accelerate your move to Windows 10 by providing
- Up-to date application and driver inventory, including usage data
- Information about known application and driver issues as well as guidance on how to mitigate them
- A way to track whether an application or driver is ready Windows 10 in your organization
- Per-Computer readiness information which you use to target computers for Windows 10 deployments
Upgrade Analytics will be available as a Public Preview on 7/22. Please check this blog for more information. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to me.