A few months ago, I wrote a post about troubleshooting desktop analytics as I had come across an issue getting it set up and the troubleshooting available was little and far between. After working with an outstanding support representative from Microsoft, we discovered that my issue was rooted in poor group policy decisions that we made 2 years ago related to sending telemetry to Microsoft. These group policies were rooted in not only machine settings but also user settings.
For some time now, I've been hearing Desktop Analytics will provide some excellent data for your environment to assist with planning and deploying for your next Windows 10 feature update. And from the demos that I have seen, especially at MMS Jazz Edition, I believe it. The other thing I've been told multiple times over is that it's easy to set up. Just a few clicks and then wait a little bit and you have data. That's awesome! And I'm sure it is easy to set up, except.......when it isn't easy and doesn't work like it should.