Assets in Desktop Analytics

After devices report data to Desktop Analytics, it provides an inventory of the following assets:

  • Devices
  • Installed apps

In the service portal, select Assets in the Desktop Analytics menu.


The Devices tab displays key information about all devices in your organization that you enroll to Desktop Analytics. You can sort on any column or filter for particular values.


If the dashboard isn't reporting the number of devices you expect to see for your environment, see Desktop Analytics troubleshooting.

In a deployment plan, there's more detail about devices. For more information, see Plan assets


The Apps tab shows all installed apps that the service detects on your Windows devices.

Noteworthy apps are installed on more than 2% of enrolled devices.

Configure the Importance of apps by setting one of the following categories:

  • Critical
  • Important
  • Ignore
  • Not reviewed
  • Not important

Select the app from the list, and select Edit. This action displays details for the app. Select the Importance drop-down menu and set a value. You can also assign an Owner. If you make any changes, select Save.

Automatic upgrade decision of system and store apps

Identifying Importance and Upgrade Decision is critical for all noteworthy apps in the Desktop Analytics workflow. To help reduce your efforts in annotating these apps, certain types of apps are automatically marked as Not important. The deployment plan upgrade decision for these apps is also marked as Ready. The following apps are compatible and should continue to work after you upgrade Windows:

  • System apps and components published by Microsoft

  • Apps managed and updated from the Microsoft Store


Manage inputs for any app at a global level or per deployment plan.

  1. In the Desktop Analytics portal, in the Manage menu, select Assets. Then select Apps.

  2. Use the Type and Category columns to manage these app categories:

    • For store apps, filter Type as Modern
    • For system apps, filter Category as Background process or Windows component

In a deployment plan, you can also set the Upgrade decision. For more information, see Plan assets

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