In early July, we announced the public preview of Desktop Analytics, a cloud service designed to help you make informed decisions when upgrading or updating Windows. In the weeks since, we’ve seen incredible adoption – as of today, Desktop Analytics is being used by hundreds of customers to keep nearly two million Windows devices up-to-date. We’ve also been thrilled by the volume of feedback you’re sharing, and we encourage you to continue letting us know what’s working and where we can improve.
Since announcing Desktop Analytics, we’ve received lots of questions about the future of Windows Analytics. As a reminder, Windows Analytics is a suite of cloud services, comprised of three solutions: “Upgrade Readiness”, “Update Compliance”, and “Device Health”. We think of Desktop Analytics as the evolution of Windows Analytics.
We plan to retire Windows Analytics in favor of Desktop Analytics on January 31st, 2020.
If you’re not currently a Windows Analytics customer, we encourage you to evaluate Desktop Analytics today. New customers will no longer be able to onboard to the “Upgrade Readiness” and “Device Health” solutions once Desktop Analytics becomes generally available in the coming weeks.
If you are using “Update Compliance” in the Azure portal today you can continue to do so now and beyond January 2020.
We encourage existing Windows Analytics customers who qualify to take advantage of our new data migration option and onboard to Desktop Analytics as soon as possible to benefit from new features such as intelligent pilot recommendations and deep integration with Configuration Manager.