Configuration Manager 2007 approaching end of support: What you need to know

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 has a support and servicing lifecycle during which we provide new features, software updates, security fixes, etc. This lifecycle lasts for a minimum of 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release. The end of the lifecycle is known as the product’s end of support. Configuration Manager 2007 reaches… Read more

Update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager is now available

Version 1802 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager has been released.  To read about all of the great new features and enhancements that have been made, plus how to get the update today, check out this post by the Configuration Manager product team.  … Read more

New release for System Center Updates Publisher

Hello everyone, we are happy to let you know that an updated version of System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) that supports Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 is now available.  Read the details on the Enterprise Mobility + Security blog here: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/03/21/system-center-updates-publisher-adds-support-for-new-oses/  … Read more

Update Rollup 2 for Configuration Manager Current Branch 1710 is now available

A second update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1710, is now available. This update is available for installation in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. Please note that if the Service Connection Point is in offline mode, you must re-import the update so that it is listed… Read more

Monthly antimalware platform updates for Windows Defender

Beginning with December 2017, Microsoft is releasing antimalware platform updates for Windows Defender each month. The platform updates will be published as follows: category: Definition Updates, product: Windows Defender. If you use a Configuration Manager automatic deployment rule (ADR) to approve and deploy definition updates for Windows Defender, that same ADR will now pick up… Read more

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Express Updates Video Tutorial

Previous posts in this series have referenced the update approach to delivering Windows updates that was introduced first with Windows 10. One side effect of the cumulative update approach is that the single update released is larger than the individual updates of days past. Further, at each release of an update, size increases as additional… Read more

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business Video Tutorial

Ensuring software updates are applied across an organization is a key focus area for system administrators. Configuration Manager has been used by thousands of organizations for years to aid in this pursuit.  Other organizations have opted to use standalone WSUS for their software updates needs while still others may rely solely on the built-in engine to… Read more

Update 1801 for Configuration Manger Technical Preview is released

We are happy to let you know that update 1801 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. For information about this month’s new preview… Read more

Update Rollup for Configuration Manager Current Branch 1710 is now available

An update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1710, is now available. This update is available for installation in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. Please note that if the Service Connection Point is in offline mode, you must re-import the update so that it is listed in… Read more

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery Video Tutorial

The release of Windows 10 brought with it a change in the way updates are released – updates are now cumulative.  Since the release of Windows 10 this same cumulative update approach has been adopted for the remainder of supported operating systems.  While this approach has significant advantages there still remains some confusion about what… Read more