Microsoft announces general availability for Desktop Analytics

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Desktop Analytics. The service is meant to integrate with System Center Configuration Manager to help IT professionals manage their Windows endpoints using a data-driven approach and cloud-based tools.

Desktop Analytics has been available in public preview since July, so thousands of organizations have already been able to try out the service and provide Microsoft with insights to help improve the functionality moving forward. Now that it’s generally available, the company has made some updates that new users and those who participated in the public preview period may benefit from it. Here are some of the most important things to know about Desktop Analytics and its new features and capabilities.

About Desktop Analytics

Desktop Analytics is built to provide insight and intelligence that can help users make informed decisions about the update readiness of various Windows endpoints. It analyzes data that is specific to your organization and combines that with aggregated insights from the millions of other Windows devices connected to Microsoft’s cloud services.

This gives you a comprehensive view of all the aspects of your company’s ecosystem and gives you an easy way to assess application and driver compatibility when it comes to Windows feature updates. Additionally, it allows you to make use of artificial intelligence and the Microsoft cloud to optimize pilot devices.

New updates

Microsoft has been regularly delivering new features to the Desktop Analytics ecosystem throughout the public preview period. These include a streamlined workflow that eliminates the need to evaluate applications manually and the ability to migrate existing data from Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness directly to Desktop Analytics during the onboarding process. These features are now available to all in general availability. And the company will likely continue to make improvements based on more user feedback.

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