Microsoft has published rough support that craving IT can use to customize reports generated by a giveaway Windows Analytics service.
The documentation, emblazoned with “Draft,” spelled out how inner staff – or Microsoft partners in a business of producing tradition solutions – can qualification specialized reports and build tradition alerts from Windows Analytics’ data, and confederate a information with other information for some-more in-depth analysis.
Windows Analytics is a powerful tag for 3 apart services – Upgrade Readiness, Update Compliance and Device Heath – that any lift from a telemetry Microsoft collects from Windows PCs. Windows Analytics is a advantage of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education licensing, and so is accessible usually to business regulating those editions.
The services offer insights for inclination powered by an Enterprise or Education SKU (stock-selling unit), such as Windows 10 Education or Windows 7 Enterprise.
Of a trio, usually Upgrade Readiness harvests information from Windows editions other than Windows 10. As a name implies, that use identifies a Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs many expected to successfully quit to Windows 10. Upgrade Readiness also pinpoints Windows 10 systems that have a best shot during relocating to a subsequent underline upgrade, like this year’s 1803 or 1809.
The remaining dual services, Update Compliance and Device Health, news a refurbish deployment standing of Windows 10 PCs, and guard and news on some of a many common problems on an organization’s devices, respectively.
While IT administrators can beget reports from a Windows Analytics dashboard, a modernized functionality can be accessed regulating a now-documented APIs (application programming interfaces) and called with a ready-to-use examples (or PowerBI templates). Or a examples and templates can be fraudulent to do tradition jobs.
“There is also an underlying information height that can be used by IT admins, partners and ISVs [independent program vendors] to extend a built-in functionality and clear additional value,” a support says.
Because Windows Analytics’ information is stored in Azure Log Analytics, regulating a API requires believe of a underlying Analytics information schema, and meaningful how to collect that information from Azure Log Analytics, Microsoft said.
Customers who do emanate tradition reports or alerts, or combine Windows Analytics’ information with their own, will have to redo that work down a road, Microsoft noted. “Disclaimer: This [data] schema is theme to change as violation changes will be introduced in a subsequent year, so any queries we emanate will need to be brazen ported during that time,” a support said.
The Windows Analytics Extensibility support can be noticed in Microsoft Word format from here. That previewed request can be saved to internal storage by clicking a tiny blue idol in a reduce right of a page.
Microsoft also revised a extensive FAQ on Windows Analytics, and combined troubleshooting advice, posting that content on a Windows IT Pro Center website.