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…


Office Hours are Back by Popular Demand!

Last fall, we held a series of open office hours. For an hour each week, we invited anyone who was interested to join some members of the Upgrade Analytics product group on a conference call. The feedback was positive, and since then, we’ve had several people ask when or if we will be doing another…


You can now set the target OS version in Upgrade Analytics

The default target OS in Upgrade Analytics is set to the released version of the Current Branch for Business (CBB). Currently (at the time that this blog was published), it is set to Windows 10 version 1511.  The target OS setting is used to evaluate the number of computers that are already on this or…

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Authentication proxy support added in new version (12.28.16) of the Upgrade Analytics deployment script

On December 28, 2016, we released an updated version of the Upgrade Analytics Deployment script.  If you are using an older version of the script, we encourage you to download the latest script from the Microsoft Download Center.   To allow data to be sent from the machine to the Upgrade Analytics service in an…


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…


Computer Groups are now available in Upgrade Analytics

We are happy to announce that Computer Groups are now available in Upgrade Analytics. Computer Groups allow you to segment your environment by creating Computer Groups based on OMS Log Search results or by importing Groups from Active Directory, WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager. Computer Groups are an OMS feature, more information is available…


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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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…


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…