Just an FYI that the Configuration Manager Team blog posted an announcement concerning the Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 beta that’s scheduled for May 2009. Included are some of the new features so if you haven’t seen it you’ll want to check it out:
Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is planned for release on the Microsoft Connect site for an open Beta at the end of May 2009. I wanted to reach out to our customers with a sneak peak at what is coming in SP2. This service pack release is focused on enabling support for new scenarios in out of band management and adding Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 support for operating system deployment and site server roles.
We would love your support in our open Beta this spring. Download it, try it out, and send us feedback via the Microsoft Connect site. We want to hear from you!
At a high-level the following is planned for the release:
Support for Windows7 for client management and operating system deployment.
- Integration with Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Integration of new Intel vPro features for out of band management.
- Supportability improvements and hotfixes released after Service Pack1
The Technology Adoption Program (TAP) is now open for nominations and customers can register to participate through the Open Beta site on Microsoft Connect. Look for future news about SP2, including when it becomes available and more details about what is included in the release, on Microsoft Connect and the Configuration Manager Team Blog.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer