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

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

Software Update Video Tutorial Series

I’m pleased to announce that over the next few days, Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability technologies will be sharing a video tutorial series here about software updates.  His topics will be: ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business ConfigMgr Current Branch –… Read more

Additional guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

We are aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities that are referred to as speculative execution side-channel attacks as detailed in Microsoft Security advisory ADV180002. These vulnerabilities affect many modern processors and operating systems, including chipsets from Intel, AMD, and ARM. This post is intended to centralize and share current guidance to help… Read more

Update 1710 for Configuration Manger Technical Preview released

We are happy to let you know that update 1710 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 2 for Configuration Manager current branch, version 1706 first wave is now available

Administrators who opted-in to the first (early) wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1706, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on August 31, 2017, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for version… Read more

Refresh of Update 1706 for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

On July 28th we released version 1706 for the Current Branch of System Center Configuration Manager and made it available for customers to opt-in for early deployments. On August 8th, we updated the 1706 package to address a few issues found during these initial deployments. We quickly noticed that we had a problem with both… Read more