Microsoft has announced the general availability of Delivery Optimization in Windows Update for Business reports. The new Delivery Optimization report provides important data points that enable customers to track the performance of Windows update delivery across an organization.
Windows Update Delivery Optimization is a feature that enables Windows devices to download and share software updates with other PCs on the same network. This feature utilizes peer-to-peer networking technology to distribute updates, which ultimately helps to reduce bandwidth consumption.
Microsoft launched Windows Update for Business reports back in November 2022. It’s a cloud-based solution that allows IT admins to track the deployment status of feature, quality, and security updates on Windows 10 and 11 devices. The service also provides valuable insights to identify devices that are not up-to-date and troubleshoot issues.
The Delivery Optimization Window Update for Business report provides insights about how software updates got delivered during the last 28 days. It includes Delivery Optimization stats such as total bandwidth savings, download volume, and device count.
“We genuinely appreciate those of you who participated in the public preview! You helped us verify the accuracy of the new data tables and revise the layout. Your responses helped us identify and address all critical issues, so it can now be offered to all Delivery Optimization users,” Microsoft explained.
Microsoft says that IT admins can customize the Windows content delivery data into dashboard views. The report shows the peering status as a pie chart and configuration names & device counts as a bar graph. There are also separate tabs for commonly used group settings such as City, ISP, Country, and GroupID.
As a reminder, Microsoft is planning to replace its Update Compliance solution with Windows Update for Business reports. The company will kill off the Update Compliance service for all existing users at the end of this month. If you’re interested, you can learn more about Windows Update for Business reports on this support page.