New Features Added to the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service

If you have been following this blog you know that about five months ago we announced version 2.0 of the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS).  This version added a lot of new features and an improved user interface.  I am pleased to announce that we are releasing an update to AIS that adds additional features and functionality that will provide you an even better view of your enterprise's desktop software and hardware environment.

These new features and functionality include:

Extended License Management - In addition to Microsoft® Volume Licenses, manage Microsoft Retail Licenses, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) licenses for Microsoft software, and third-party software licenses.

Enhanced Reporting and Filters - Create detailed reports on your hardware inventory with new filters, including Manufacturer, Chassis type, Available disk space, Memory installed, and CPU speed.

Additional Language Support – On top of the current 11 languages we already support, we now support Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, and Turkish in the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service console. 

General Administration and Usability Improvements - Numerous user-interface and usability enhancements like the ability to right-click, drag and drop, and create custom views.

If you have an AIS account, we will begin updating your account to reflect the new features and improvements in the weeks following 10/17 and anticipate all updates will be completed before the end of the calendar
year.  No action is required on your part. Five days prior, you will see an alert displayed in the Asset Inventory Service administrator console that indicates the date and time when your subscription will be updated.  You will continue to go to to log in to the administrator console

If you want to learn more about AIS check out the MDOP Resource page and the online help page.  You can also check out our AIS videos here.