Posted by: kurtsh | July 22, 2016

BETA: Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics

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As announced on the new UAblog, 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.

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

You can see from the released photo that we leverage Operations Management Suite for reporting & administration of the solution, and endpoint telemetry from Windows 7 or 8.1 is transmitted to the cloud for aggregation & analysis.  A KB package & regkey settings are required on each client to enable telemetry transmission, as per the Upgrade Analytics Deployment Script that’s been published as a download. (See below)

FREE – NO COST
There are no Azure/OMS costs to you for implementing Upgrade Analytics, nor are there any licensing costs for the UA software.

  • New OMS customers can use a completely free OMS tier
  • Existing OMS customers will see no additional charges from the UA data collection & analysis from Upgrade analytics

ENROLLMENT IN THE PREVIEW
Upgrade Analytics Public Preview is available now. Instructions on setting it up are here:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/upgradeanalytics/2016/07/22/upgrade-analytics-public-preview-is-now-available/

DOCUMENTATION
Documentation is available here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/deploy/upgrade-analytics-get-started

For more information, visit the Upgrade Analytics Blog:


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