January 2020’s free Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM/MEMCM) giveaway is the Computer Software Update Details Dashboard. This dashboard is available in both Power BI and SSRS formats and it is only available for free in January 2020. Time’s running out, so don’t miss out!
Why do you need this dashboard? Keep reading below!
It goes without saying that companies manage a lot of computers. Part of this management involves understanding what software updates (SU) are required or are already installed on each computer, which can be very challenging!
Where do you turn to for help? You can look at the ConfigMgr/SCCM built-in reports, as some are useful, but their layout and their details may leave you wondering, “Whose computer is this or what type of computer is that?”
Solution: Computer Software Update Details Dashboard
Enhansoft’s Computer Software Update Details Dashboard to the rescue! This dashboard is available in both Power BI and SSRS formats. Both are described below.
This Power BI dashboard shows you the total number of installed and required software updates by classification. Device details, such as, user name and domain information are listed, and information about each software update is noted in the table. In the full version, found in Enhansoft Reporting, this is the final page of the Power BI software update set.
There are five sections in the SSRS version of this report. The first section provides details about the computer itself. The second section, which is collapsed by default, displays ConfigMgr/SCCM details. The third section which is also collapsed by default, displays details about the Windows Update Agent. The fourth section (list of required software updates) and the fifth section (list of installed software updates) are also collapsed by default, but a summary of the missing software updates is displayed. In the full Enhansoft Reporting version, this is the final drill through report for most of the dashboards and reports found in the Software Updates category.
In the sections collapsed by default, simply by clicking on the appropriate button expands the section. In the screenshot below, both the ConfigMgr Details and the Required Software Updates sections are expanded.
Please note: only the first page of this dashboard is shown in this post.
What’s New in the Computer Software Update Details Dashboard?
Did you get this report the last time we gave it away in 2015 or at Microsoft Ignite 2016? If you did, now it’s available in Power BI, and you should know that we also made some updates to the SSRS version based on your feedback. Among the updates, the layout was improved to highlight missing software updates.
Would you find it useful to know at-a-glance the software update status for each computer in your Configuration Manager environment? Then get the Computer Software Update Details Dashboard NOW!
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