Update Compliance deprecating Perspectives and WDAV Reporting

Originally published: March 2, 2020
Updated: April 16, 2020

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UPDATE 4/15/2020: Two planned feature removals for Update Compliance - Windows Defender Antivirus reporting and Perspectives - were originally scheduled to be removed on March 31, 2020. However, those removals have been placed on hold until the current situation stabilizes.

On January 31, 2020, Windows Analytics was retired in favor of Desktop Analytics. Update Compliance, one of the Windows Analytics solutions, remains supported through the Azure Portal. Go here to see the original announcement.

On March 31, 2020, the following feature updates will be made to Update Compliance:

  • The Perspectives feature of Update Compliance will be retired. The Perspectives feature is part of the Log Search portal of Log Analytics, which was deprecated on February 15, 2019 in favor of Azure Monitor Logs. Update Compliance will be automatically upgraded to Azure Monitor Logs, and the data available in Perspectives will be migrated to sets of queries within each existing section of the Update Compliance experience.

  • The Windows Defender Antivirus reporting feature of Update Compliance will be retired. Customers can continue to define and review security compliance policies from Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which allows finer control over security features and updates.

To learn more about the key differences between Azure Monitor Logs and Log Search, see Transitioning from Log Analytics Log Search to Azure Monitor Logs.

For more information on Azure Monitor Logs as a whole, refer to the documentation on the Azure Monitor Logs experience.