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Now Available: Update 1606 for System Center Configuration Manager

Once again, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve released a new version of our System Center Configuration Manager current branch (1606) that includes some great new features and product enhancements. Looking back at the last 7 months, we’re encouraged by the positive response and momentum we’ve seen with our new current branch model; we now...

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Troubleshooting Device Enrollment with the Hybrid Diagnostic tool

Author: Raghu Kethineni, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility We are excited to announce the release of the System Center Configuration Manager Hybrid Diagnostic tool. If a technical issue is preventing one of your users from enrolling a device, run the Hybrid Diagnostic tool as your first step in troubleshooting. The Hybrid Diagnostic tool’s...

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FAQ: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

In December 2015, we made some major changes to System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) when we introduced our current branch model. This new model transformed the way we deliver ConfigMgr, moving from longer release cycles to regular updates designed to support the faster pace of updates for Windows 10 and Microsoft Intune. We’re flattered by...

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Live Q&A with ConfigMgr

When: June 29, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00 PM PST Where: www.reddit.com/r/sccm Did you know the Configuration Manager team boasts one of the most active and dedicated user communities within Microsoft? Our community consistently inspires us to deliver the best PC management experience available. We’re always looking for new ways to interact with you, which is...

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Update 1606 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview – Available Now!

Hello everyone! Update 1606 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview has been released. New and improved features in this update include: ConfigMgr as a managed installer for easier application whitelisting on Windows10: You can now configure clients so that ConfigMgr-deployed software is automatically trusted, but software from other sources is not. Read more in this blog...

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Simplify application whitelisting with Configuration Manager and Windows 10

Updated 6/28/2016 Introduction Windows 10 introduced a new set of features called Device Guard that helps enterprises protect their business critical machines against malware and other unwanted software. Key amongst these is a new application and software whitelisting technology known as configurable code integrity that, together with AppLocker, enables enterprises to strongly control what is...

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Refresh of the 1604 Update to the Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library

We wanted to let you know that we have refreshed the 1604 release of the Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library previously announced here. This updated version (5.0.8373.1189) replaces the previous version (5.0.8373.1182) and you may download it here. Additional fixes in this release include: Add/Set-CMGooglePlayDeploymentType and Add/SetCMIosDeploymentType not adding MAM details on Configuration Manager current branch v1511...

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Important changes to Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) endpoint

Background Windows Defender, System Center Endpoint Protection and our other realtime protection products can offer better user protection by enabling the Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) service. In order to successfully connect, enterprise or advanced users with managed networks may need to allow specific domain names so that connectivity to MAPS functions properly. Who does...

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1605 Update to the SCAP Extensions for Configuration Manager

We have released an updated version of the SCAP Extensions 3.0 for System Center Configuration Manager which improves performance in large domains. You can download this update from the Microsoft Download Center here. We fixed the following issues: Some OVAL tests such as user_test, user_sid_test, user_sid_55_test, sid_test, group_test, access_token_test will take a long time to...

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The 1604 Update to the Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library is now available.

The Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team is pleased to release the 1604 update to the System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library. It can be downloaded on the Microsoft Download Center here. In addition to fixes and enhancements to specific cmdlets, this update includes the following important changes. General Changes Detection and error reporting when passing an...

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