a two new updates – 1706 and 1707 TP

Today Microsoft released a two new updates – 1706 for Current Branch and 1707 for Technical Preview.

Here are just few of the new features of 1706:

  • SecureBoot and TPM inventory data;
  • Azure AD-enabled Cloud Management;
  • Reload boot images with latest WinPE version during the “Update Distribution Points” wizard;
  • Configuration Manager Update Reset Tool;
  • Create and run PowerShell scripts.

You can find more information in ConfigMgr team blog and in official documentation.

Some new feature of 1707 TP:

  • Surface Device dashboard;
  • Windows Defender Application Guard policies;
  • Client Peer Cache support for express installation files for Windows 10 and Office 365.

You can find more information in ConfigMgr team blog and in official documentation.

a new MOCs

Microsoft is developing a two new official courses:

And although the first course is “In development” it was released in fact a few days ago, so you can ask your local education partners to provide 20703-1A.

As the name implies, first course covers topics about ConfigMgr Current Branch administration, but doesn’t site server installation and multi-sites architecture, and the second one covers hybrid mobile device management and cloud services integration.

Both courses help candidates prepare for a new exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration that will be released later.

my sessions from Switzerland, 2017

Last week a had a great opportunity to speak in Bern, Switzerland about ConfigMgr, OpsMgr and Intune. Thank you Configuration Manager Community Switzerland and Experts Live Café! Also thanks all guys who visited my sessions. Hope to see all of you again.

update 1610

Two days ago Microsoft released a new update 1610 for Configuration Manager. This update consists of a lot of new features. From my point of view the most important features are:

The full list of new features you can find in official documentation.

CU4 and new MDT

CU4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 was released today and contains a lot of bug fixes. You can download Cumulative Update 4 here.

Also new version of MDT – Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443 – is available here.

Some of the key changes in this build of MDT are:

  • Support for the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607
  • Support for Windows 10, version 1607, and Windows Server 2016
  • Support for Configuration Manager, version 1606
  • Improvements to deployment and upgrade of Windows 10

Update 1601 for System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview

Today the latest update for System Center Configuration Manager TP4 was released – 1601. The most interesting features for me are real-time status (online-offline) for devices and new settings for antimalware policy. You can find more information about update 1601 on ConfigMgr team blog.

You can find update 1601 in ConfigMgr console -> Updates and Servicing.