The Bottom Line
Centralized Reporting Data for All Microsoft Environments
Our Unified Endpoint Management as a Service recently created a single-pane-of-glass solution for aggregating a broad spectrum of data from the different Microsoft endpoint software into one convenient PowerBI dashboard.
- Centralizes a massive amount of data about your endpoints from multiple software into a single dashboard
- Displays the data in easy-to-understand visuals
- Allows you to query, search, filter, and export data for a variety of endpoint management purposes
The dashboard can be configured for both on-premises and cloud-based environments and pulls data from different locations depending on the type of infrastructure that you use. Once configured, the dashboard displays data from these sources in neat, clean, and interactive displays so it’s quickly and easily available for a variety of purposes.
- Configuration Manager
- Optionally, Model UEMDB (A small but powerful middleware database)
- Microsoft Intune
- Azure Active Directory
- Azure Graph
- Log Analytics
- Defender for Endpoint
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can the dashboard pull data from third-party sources?
Yes. The dashboard can be configured to pull from any software that uses some sort of an API that can be leveraged remotely. For the right project, if we can get to the data, we can present it in a way that’s consumable.
How does the dashboard access data?
Two ways. First, a custom connecter was written to access the data from Graph API. In the Azure AD tenant, we deploy a new enterprise application to the Graph API which exposes data, including Azure AD. Second, certain Microsoft software including Defender for Endpoint and Log Analytics use “out of the box” APIs that are called up from the query themselves and require a simple log in to your tenant to be imported.
Can I edit the dashboard once configured? What kind of expertise would that require?
Yes, you can customize the dashboard to your needs once it’s configured. To do so would require a PowerBI license from Microsoft and an employee with a moderate familiarity with PowerBI. With these elements in place, the dashboard could be further configured to your needs and APIs updated as-needed. However, support for customizations to the dashboard after of the initial implementation is complete are not included as part of the cost of the dashboard.
What is the baseline cost for the dashboard?
The cost for the dashboard is $12,500 for configuration. Additional knowledge transfer sessions are an additional $7,500. This is an early adopter cost, and the cost may go up in late 2022.
If we buy in as an early adopter, are any future updates included?
Model will make updates and (support for said updates) available for deployment for up to 1 year after original configuration.