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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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      • Integrate Configuration Manager Reporting with Power BI or provide OData reporting

        Configuration Manager is a great source of information for organisations. The problem with this repository of data is that it requires someone to take advantage of it. Reports or queries need to be generated by someone who knows what they are doing. Connecting Configuration Manager to PowerBI or providing an OData interface would allow Configuration Manager inventory data to be more easily accessed and used

        17 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.

          15 votes
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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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            • 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…

              12 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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                • 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?

                  9 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.

                    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)

                      5 votes
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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...

                        4 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…

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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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                              • Mail Notification for Collection changes

                                We use install and uninstall Collections for Application Deployment over AD-Group (installation) and Softwareinventory (uninstall). When the number of clients in a collection is changing an email notification would be great.

                                3 votes
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                                • Update (CUs) behavoiur on Reports

                                  To meet the business needs from our customers and to ease the access we have modified the default folder structure Microsoft uses. When an update is applied the default folder structure is re-created, We have to manually remove the default folder structure after each update. -> the existing folder structure should not be affected by an update

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                                  • Optimize Report "Software Metering\Computers that have run a specific metered software program"

                                    Software Metering\Computers that have run a specific metered software program

                                    Just add a little quick "Distinct" ResourceID in the sub query of the Dataset 0 could accelerate significantly the execution timing of this report

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                                    • Seggregating SQL tables/views for SCCM Application and for Admins

                                      1286 tables and 7153 views, makes it an extensive and difficult job for SCCM Admins to create custom reports, as herculean task for finding where needed info exits, sometime data is available in multiple table/views, makes it tough to decide. Do you think it helps to re/design table or views naming structure in such a way that, set of them are meant for SCCM application for internal purposes which we don’t user for reporting purposes, and a second set of them are meant for SCCM Admin for creating report purposes, making the naming convention and data available in later section…

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                                      • GroupPolicy reporting CI

                                        As there may be situations that admin would like to get extensive reporting if GPOs are in place and effective as planned in their organization, would be nice to have some dropdowns or listitems of GPOs that one could select to be as Configuration Items.

                                        1000's of GPOs are available but sure MS has some ready list/xml/whatever that could be included in SCCM CI so reporting of GPOs, as they are just reg values, would be possible.

                                        Posted by @arisaastamoinen

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                                        • Linked Reports from within other reports - folder reference

                                          Microsoft reports that have other reports linked, don’t work anymore with our modified folder structure. So we applied changes to those MS reports. In this case we didn’t create our own report but modified the MS reports. -> links should be added like this: ..\subfolder\reportname, not using the complete hardcoded folder structure. That way – since the linked reports are always in the same folder or in the subfolder like in the default structure – all links will work no matter in which folder the report actually sits.

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