Sep 19 2017 09:06 AM
Sep 19 2017 09:06 AM
We may want to take advantage of upgrade analytics through OMS for Windows 10 upgrades in our Enterprise but is there a way to do this without additional cost?
We already are a Software Assurance customer with Microsoft Enterprise licensing.
Sep 19 2017 09:12 AM
all the data that comes into OMS through the Windows Analytics solutions is not getting metered and billed by OMS. This means you can add the Windows Analytics solutions to any OMS workspace (either one you already have or a new one) and you will not get charged. It does not matter if you use a free tier, standard tier or premium tier workspace - Windows Analytics data is always free.
Sep 19 2017 09:17 AM
That's great news! Thanks for the information.
My only other question is what should my response be over our security teams concerns about turning on telemetry data that will go outside the organization. There's always someone in the security team that will likely object to this.
Sep 19 2017 09:25 AM
In order to learn about the telemetry leaving the systems for Upgrade Analytics I would start here.
The more complete answer is this: Depending on your scenario, there are slightly different sets of data leaving your machines.
1) If you want to use Upgrade Analytics to upgrade Win 7 and 8.1 machines, we document the data we send here (we refer to it as CommercialDataOptIn)
2) If you are using Upgrade Readiness for Win 10 to 10 upgrades, your machines have to be at basic telemetry level (info here). You can get some extra data (mainly usage) and use other Windows Analytics solutions by going to Enhanced Telemetry, which is documented here.
Sep 19 2017 09:55 AM
Great information again, Thank you. I will make note of this for reference
Sep 19 2017 10:18 AM
Aug 23 2018 09:32 AM
We like to start sending server data to OMS for log analytics. What's the cost consideration of using the same workspace we already use for workstations (Windows Analytics), or a dedicate one for server data?
Will workstation activities (ingestion and storage) still free of charge when the workspace is used by server data for non-Windows Analytics solutions?
Aug 23 2018 10:25 AM
The IsBillable==false logic described in the previous post all happens at the record level, so is independent of what other records exist in the workspace, and what charges those other records may generate.