Software Updates Dashboard
How often are you asked for the compliancy rate of the previous month’s software updates (SU)? If you are like most ConfigMgr admins, then it’s ALWAYS! Who has time, though, to do a thorough review of the entire list of SU in the ConfigMgr console? This list displays 1,000+ SU! In order to save yourself some time, you need to write what might look like an odd filtering query that only shows you last month’s SU. Don’t forget – first you must turn on (un-hide) several columns (Not Required, Total, Unknown) that are normally hidden in order for the results to make sense.
Once this is done and you have the results of your query, you must then decide how you are going to present this information to management. Do you take multiple screenshots of the results (it never fits neatly all on one page) or do you copy and paste the results into an Excel spreadsheet, a Word doc, or an email?
Each time this information is requested, which could be daily, weekly or monthly, you need to spend a lot of time compiling and reviewing this data. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a ready-made report?
Solution:Software Updates Dashboard
The Software Updates Dashboard is designed to mimic the Software Update Compliance Status report that is found within the ConfigMgr console, but our report comes with many more features! Not only can you select any year or month, but you decide what update classifications are displayed and what vendor SU are shown.
In the Power BI report version, selecting the report filters changes the results in an instant! You can print the results from both Power BI Report Server (PBRS) and Power BI Desktop (PBD). PBD also allows you to export the results to a PDF.
You can multi-select all of the prompt values, but there are defaults and the following are the defaults for this report.
Update Classification: Security Updates
Year and Month: The previous month, e.g. June 2020 shows May 2020’s data; January 2021 will show December 2020’s SU.
One of the best parts about the SSRS report version is that, not only can you export it to a PDF and print it (the columns all fit on one page) but you can setup an email subscription to this report. Once a subscription is setup, the report is emailed to you at scheduled times. This feature is also available in a number of Enhansoft Reporting’s dashboards/reports. For more information about how to setup an email subscription, please see this post, https://www.enhansoft.com/how-to-set-up-an-email-subscription-in-ssrs/.
Enhansoft Reporting –Software Updates Dashboard
The Software Updates Dashboard report is found within Enhansoft Reporting’s Dashboard category. This category provides you with detailed dashboards and reports about your ConfigMgr environment. Many of the dashboards and reports in this category are designed to allow a ConfigMgr Administrator to review the health and status of their ConfigMgr environment without having to access the console. You can even have these dashboards and reports emailed to administrators at scheduled times!
Would you find it useful to see a list of last month’s SU? Then get the Software Updates Dashboard NOW!
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