Microsoft announces new cloud services to help customers shift to a modern desktop experience

September 6, 2018

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In order to help customers move to a modern desktop experience powered by Windows 10 and Office 365, Microsoft today announced the following two new cloud services that will offer IT the necessary insights to make modern desktop deployment even easier and ensure app compatibility for upgrades and updates of Windows 10 and Office.

  • Desktop Analytics is a new cloud-based service integrated with ConfigMgr and designed to create an inventory of apps running in the organization, assess app compatibility with the latest feature updates of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, and create pilot groups that represent the entire application and driver estate across a minimal set of devices.
  • Desktop App Assure is a new service from Microsoft FastTrack designed to address issues with Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus app compatibility. If you find any app compatibility issues after a Windows 10 or Office 365 ProPlus update, Desktop App Assure is designed to help you get a fix. Simply let us know by filing a ticket through FastTrack, and a Microsoft engineer will follow up to work with you until the issue is resolved.

Desktop App Assure preview will be available in North America on October 1, 2018, with worldwide availability by February 1, 2019. Microsoft also mentioned that it will offer Desktop App Assure for free to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education customers. Microsoft will share more details on Desktop Analytics and Desktop App Assure at Ignite conference later this month.

Source: Microsoft

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