Thanks for the feedback and suggestion as well as the example. Solid idea too.
Updating status to Noted, we’ll update in the future when we’ve tested our proposed solution.
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96 votesBob Panick commented
That's a very cool idea. We created an Excel spread sheet with canned queries to do basically the same thing. Largely because a lot of the data was more readable that way.
Tempted to mark this completed, now that we’ve released full blown powerBI integration:
Building reports & dashboards doesn’t get much easier than that.Bob Panick commented
Reporting was one of those things where SCCM 2012 dropped something that worked and replaced it with something that doesn't. That's not just SRS, but also how complex many of the queries, particularly around applications and compliance have become. Creating a report on a package in SCCM 2007 took 15 minutes, doing the same thing in SRS with Applications can take hours, or longer.
The SRS reports look sort of pretty, but they are based on a template that the rest of us don't have access to. Making decent looking reports is a LOT of WORK, for little or no gain.
Also, maybe its time someone went through all the reports and got rid of about 90% of them. Seriously, do we really need a report on modems?
A better interactive tool for reporting for all of System Center is needed, one not based on SRS.