news about System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview and Microsoft Intune

Today during Microsoft Ignite a new version of ConfigMgr was announcing – System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview.

System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview has a lot of new features. The most interesting features are:

  • task sequence for upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10;
  • support for installing Configuration Manager on Azure Virtual Machines;
  • ability to manage Windows 10 mobile devices via MDM with on-premises Configuration Manager infrastructure without the need to store your data in the cloud.

System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview supports up to 10 Windows 7/8/8.1/10 clients and doesn’t support upgrade from/to another builds, what means using in lab only.

Service Pack 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1/R2 will be released next week. The most interesting changes are:

  • support for all new Microsoft Intune features;
  • support up to 150K clients per primary site (up to 600K per hierarchy);
  • support for SQL Server 2014.

Also, new version of MDT 2013 will be released in Q3 for full Windows 10 support.

In addition, Microsoft is announcing:

  • Intune Conditional Access and Mobile Application Management for the Outlook app;
  • Azure AD Cloud App Discovery;
  • Public preview of Azure AD Privileged Identity Management;
  • Public preview of Azure Rights Management Document Tracking;
  • Windows 10 support for Microsoft Intune.

So, 2015 is an awesome year for SCCM guys!:)