Prioritizing Your Compatibility Data
Updated: May 31, 2012
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista
You can prioritize your applications, websites, computers, and devices to help customize and filter your compatibility reports. The priority levels are:
Priority 1 - Business Critical. The highest priority level, applied to an item that is so important to your organization that a compatibility issue with the item would keep you from deploying a new operating system.
Priority 2 - Important. Items that your organization regularly uses but can function without.
Priority 3 - Nice to Have. Lower-priority items that you want to show in your compatibility reports that do not belong in either of the previous two categories.
Priority 4 - Unimportant. Items that are irrelevant to the daily functions of your organization.
Unspecified. The default priority level, applied to items that have not yet been reviewed for deployment.
The following example uses the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen. You can alternatively use the <Application_Name> dialog box. The procedure is the same on the reports for computers, devices, and websites.
On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click the name of the application.
On the Actions menu, click Set Priority.
Click a priority, and then click OK.
On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click Toggle Filter.
Enter your filter criteria, pressing the Tab key to add clauses.
Consider the following example, which shows a query that filters for all applications that have a priority level of Business Critical or Important.
And/Or Field Operator Value
Priority 1 - Business Critical
Priority 2 - Important
To delete a clause, right-click the row, and then click Delete Clause.
Your filtered results appear.