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Now Available: Update 1610 for System Center Configuration Manager

Happy Friday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1610 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes some great new features and product enhancements. We continue to see a strong adoption of the Current Branch model by our customers. There are now more than 25,000 organizations managing...

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Update 1610 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! Update 1610 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features include: Improvements to the notification experience for high-impact task...

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Configuration Manager: a progress update on the current branch and a new servicing branch

Today, 101 years ago, the Ford Motor Company manufactured its 1 millionth Model T automobile. Thanks to our customers, we also have a reason to celebrate today as we are continuing to see an incredible adoption of our own model, the current branch of Configuration Manager. Our current branch model was designed to provide our...

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A new documentation site for Configuration Manager!

We have moved the System Center Configuration Manager documentation from TechNet to our new documentation platform, https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm. We have been working hard to make this site a much better experience for you to consume technical information, including how to use Configuration Manager with Intune. Note: The documentation for the 2012 and 2007 versions of Configuration...

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Configuration Manager and Simplified Windows Servicing on Down Level Operating Systems

Author: Heidi Cheng, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility Applies to: All Supported System Center Configuration Manager Versions Applicable Windows versions: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Note:  Updated 10/11/2016 to change the suggested ADR rule filter. Note:  Updated 11/11/2016 to clarify...

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Update 1609 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview – Available Now!

Hello everyone! Update 1609 for System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview has been released. Technical Preview releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features include: Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics – Assess and analyze device readiness and...

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Configuration Manager and the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility First, if you are using Configuration Manager and interested in deploying Windows 10, version 1607, you should first read the recent FAQ post, especially the topic: “Will previous update versions support newer builds of Windows 10” under the “Application Compatibility (AppCompat)” section. This page explains...

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Update 1608 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview – Available Now!

Hello everyone! Update 1608 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview has been released. Technical Preview releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features include: ‘New Software’ indicators in Software Center: The Software Center Applications, Updates, and Operating...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Current Branch Version Support Policy Documented

We have added new content to TechNet that outlines our support model for our current branch releases. We understand the importance of having a documented lifecycle policy. This new content should help to answer your support questions as well outline what to expect moving forward. The Microsoft support lifecycle page has also been updated to reference...

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Update your ConfigMgr 1606 SUP servers to deploy the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Author: Bruno Yoshioka, Software Engineer, System Center Configuration Manager Engineering The Windows Team has released update KB3159706 that enables the provisioning of decryption keys in WSUS for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. This update is necessary for WSUS to be able to natively decrypt the encrypted Windows 10 Anniversary Update packages, and any subsequent...

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