Site Discovery and Ready for Windows data are now available in Upgrade Analytics

Today, we are excited to announce the addition of two new features in Upgrade Analytics – Site discovery and Ready for Windows integration. Site discovery is an optional component that can provide you with an inventory of web sites that are being used by your Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices that run Internet Explorer…

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Upgrade Analytics Breaking Change Notification: KB Update Required

The Upgrade Analytics team is improving the way your machines send data to Microsoft.  Action is required by January 31st, 2017 to ensure the data in your workspace remains complete and accurate. One of the prerequisites for Upgrade Analytics is the Compatibility Update KB (KB 2952664 for Windows 7 machines and KB 2976978 for Windows…


Announcing Office Hours for Upgrade Analytics

It’s been about a month since we launched Upgrade Analytics as a public preview.  We hope you’ve had a chance to explore the solution and learn about how Upgrade Analytics can help you plan and manage the Windows upgrade process end to end. Our goal is to simplify the traditionally long and challenging process of…


New version of the Upgrade Analytics Deployment Script available

On December 1st, 2016, we released a new version of the Upgrade Analytics Deployment Script. This article has been updated to reflect changes in the new script. If you are using an older version of the script, we encourage you to download version 11.11.16 or later from the Microsoft Download Center. A new version of the Upgrade Analytics Deployment…


Upgrade Analytics Breaking Change: Post Migration Update

Several weeks ago, we posted about a breaking change that we would be making in the Upgrade Analytics back end on January 31st, 2017. Today, we successfully switched over our processing to the new pipeline, as planned. We have been and will continue to actively monitor the service throughout the next few days in case issues arise.  Further…


Announcing general availability of Upgrade Readiness

We are proud to announce that today Upgrade Analytics is becoming Windows Analytics – Upgrade Readiness and has moved from public preview to general availability. Upgrade Readiness will help you move to Windows 10 and stay current with new Windows 10 Feature Updates by providing Detailed inventory about Applications, Drivers, Office Plugins and IE based web…


Announcing Public Preview of Windows Analytics: Update Compliance

We are pleased to announce Public Preview of Update Compliance through a suite of solutions called Windows Analytics. Upgrade Analytics will move under the Windows Analytics suite and will be re-named to Upgrade Readiness. At the same time this blog, the former Upgrade Analytics blog becomes the Windows Analytics blog. Update Compliance is a free…

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A new version of the Deployment script (Version 1.9) is now available

Today, June 1, 2017, we released a new version of the Upgrade Readiness Deployment script. This article explains the changes to the new script. You can find the latest script on the Microsoft Download Center. Issue 1: Commercial ID validation failing on certain PowerShell versions. We introduced a check to validate the commercial ID in…


Introducing a more efficient way to review low-risk applications and drivers

Today, we’re reorganizing STEP 2 of the Upgrade Readiness workflow to be more intuitive and efficient.  The changes we’ve made include reordering the blades in this section; consolidating information from multiple blades into one; and adding a blade to promote a data-driven approach to rationalizing over low-risk apps and drivers.     The order of…


Meet Upgrade Analytics

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…