Windows – Windows Analytics will be retired by January 2020

As you may be aware, a new Windows analytics solution has been released in preview called Desktop Analytics few months ago (see

Desktop Analytics is aimed to replace the well-known Windows Analytics which has been here for quite some time through 3 Log Analytics solutions: Upgrade Readiness, Update Compliance and Device Health.

If you are using Windows Analytics, it is time for you to prepare and move to Desktop Analytics as Windows Analytics will be retired by January 31, 2020.

From the 3 solutions above, only Update Compliance will remain available.

To prepare your migration from Windows Analytics to Desktop Analytics you can use the documentation available here and start using the new Desktop Analytics portal (

When setting up your new Desktop Analytics, don’t forget to enable the option “Do you want to see inputs from Windows Analytics?” if you want to get your existing data from Windows Analytics to be migrated


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies