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  1. SCCM Report - Easy way to create Report & Dashboard

    Not really easy to create some SCCM report or Dashboard if your're not a SQL DBA .. even with Report Builder.
    Could be awesome to have a new tool where Reports or Dashbaord could be created easily whithout searching which SQL views I need ..ect ... Like some others concurrent application give.

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    • Buy Custom reports from the console (in-app purchase)

      ConfigMgr has 473 default reports (if I remember correct), but many customers are still spending a lot of time creating custom reports.

      In outlook (Office 365) we have this great "Store" feature where we can access all kind of great plugins. Linked-In etc.

      Wouldn’t it be great to have a similar feature in the SCCM reports node, where you can download/buy reports created by partners or from maybe even free reports from the community?

      "in-app purchase"…

      39 votes
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      • Link the Statistics to a report.

        Link the Statistics to a report. Like required is 100, it should link to a report showing the 100 machines.
        examples:
        It should show for Compliant, required, not required and Unknown.
        For Windows updates and Windows 10 servicing upgrades.
        Windows 10 servicing should link to reports showing the computer numbers.

        27 votes
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        • Application deployment reporting - Report to retain data after re-evaluation of collection(s)

          application model doesn’t retain the data points as the systems falls out by using a limiting collection or “Not in” logic or have to clear the logic for a failed deployment.

          Once the systems fall out of the collection we lose the ability to pull reports on them.

          This same method works with the package deployment reports, using a limiting or “not in” logic the data points remains even after the system fall out of the collection.

          is there a table that can be create leverage to capture historical data to make a custom report for application deployment for collections…

          20 votes
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          • Ability to Export Task Sequence (TS) for Documentation Purposes in Friendly Format

            It would incredibly useful to have a native ability in ConfigMgr to export a task sequence into an easily viewed format that can be utilised as part of design documentation for customers. Either into an Excel spreadsheet with appropriate formatting or possibly html.

            The alternative to this is complex Excel spreadsheets which are very time consuming or using unsupported export methods such as those described in this TechNet blog post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/deploymentguys/2009/02/20/documenting-your-task-sequences-automagically-update-v2/

            I know quite a few consultants who would absolutely love to see this feature added to save a lot of time and effort which could otherwise be utilised doing…

            15 votes
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            • Create "Missing Updates" overview and detail report to help us patch all the things with all the patches

              I'd love to see two new reports added to help systems managers ensure they patch all the things with all the patches.

              The overview report should be filterable by Collection and include Client Name, Last Scan Time, Total Missing Updates, and then totals for each Update Classification.

              The detail report should have the same filters as Compliance 5 except it should NOT have the Update Class field (If you add that, people will still just deploy only some updates, which is not the point of this report). The columns should be the same data as Compliance 5, but only return…

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              • SQL Server 2016, Reporting services

                Hi,

                SQL Server 2016 and Reporting Services is shaping up to be a gigantic upgrade! The new Reporting services actually looks like a tool from this century! And Power BI is just amazing.

                Is there any roadmap or info of when will SCCM will support SQL Server 2016 or just Reporting Services 2016?

                14 votes
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                • Make the dashboards available outside of the console

                  There are a lot of dashboard like the ones for Software updates, Client health, Windows 10 & Office 365 servicing, security that could be great to publish to non admin console users.

                  It could be great to have a way to filter those by collections, as well as having a option to export or publish those dashboards to PowerBI or Sharepoint. The same king of integration that SCOM has with sharepoint?

                  12 votes
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                  • SCCM Reports - Option to create Favorites

                    It would be a nice option to create favorites of ConfigMgr-Reports. There are over 500 built-in reports and many admins are spends a lot of time for searching.

                    For Exampe:

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                    • Add Build01 to v_r_system_valid to display the OS Build number

                      Currently you can find the Windows 10 build number in v_r_system, but not v_r_system_valid. As most reports are only looking for valid clients, it would be beneficial to be able to query the Windows 10 build version without joining to another view.

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                      • Better default reports design

                        Most of internal reports has quite poor design and usually does not tend to dislike it. They look like ConfigMgr legacy: 8 years lag.

                        Why don't we use a team of designers just to make them look modern and stylish?

                        Sometimes I find better to use pre-created custom reports for the demos...

                        6 votes
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                        • Start manually a subscription on a report

                          Add the possibility to start a subscription on a report independently of the schedule (Like Start now from the right click or ribbon menu)

                          6 votes
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                          • Log for Modficiations to Collections, Software Update Groups, Deployments, etc.

                            Would be nice to have a log file that shows who made changes to collections, software update groups, deployments, etc. Currently we have dozens of individuals that have access to the SCCM console across our environment. Tracking down who made changes has been very challenging.

                            5 votes
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                            • Modify Custom Reports without Site Modify

                              The ability to edit reports is based is based on assigned roles. If you create a separate folder for custom reports then you must give the users modify permission on the site so that their accounts are added into the 'ConfigMgr Report Administrators' SSRS role at the root report folder. That's a lotta permission just to edit custom reports. So ideally there'd be an RBA role permission for any report not covered by existing permissions. Really anything that disassociates that ability from modifying sites.

                              5 votes
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                              • Help me Provide Statistics to Management for Deployments

                                We need to do better at showing the value of ConfigMgr. Most managers (IMO) do not understand the amount of successful (or unsuccessful) change we can do with ConfigMgr. Some high-level dashboard reports would go a long way to help people understand the power of ConfigMgr.

                                This could be related to another one I submitted (http://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8922754-help-me-find-objects-that-i-can-remove-from-config), but felt it's different enough to have a separate post.

                                I want to easily provide information to management on things like this:
                                - Number of installs, per application (in my experience, this is difficult to get, since an app is re-evaluated every…

                                4 votes
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                                • Need a filter for MAC Address picker on report Network > MAC - Computers for a specific MAC address

                                  Since the MAC address isn't added to heartbeat discovery data, it's really hard to go from a MAC address to a device name in the console. This comes up all the time when troubleshooting things like PXE logs. We end up having to use the "Network > MAC - Computers for a specific MAC address" report.

                                  Unfortunately, that report contains a list of every MAC address in your environment. Since MAC's are often only different by a few characters at the end, it is really hard to 1) skim the list and pick what you want, or 2) type in…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Create email subscription for all active alerts

                                    It would be nice to have a generic subscription for all new active alerts, rather than having to create a subscription to each alert.

                                    I want to be notified of any alert that comes up by email. (Option warning/critical level).

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                                    • Filter built-in reports by collection

                                      Many built-in reports can be filtered by site, but I would like to see them modified so they can be filtered by collection.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Office 365 Client Managment

                                        Should also have a reporting function allowing Admins to send reports of this data to managment

                                        3 votes
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                                        • splunk integration with sccm database information

                                          I'd like to have a Splunk agent so I can build easy queries against my database, so I can realtime monitor my compliancy, deployment progress etc...

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