We’ve recently been asked a few questions about the SCMDM roadmap and future versions. Here’s a quick overview of what is to come.
At the recent MMS and Tech Ed US 2009 conferences, the System Center Configuration Manager team revealed some important news regarding the future of device management. Here are a few of the key messages that were shared:
The next major release of Configuration Manager will have the major MDM functionality for device management including SW Dist, Inventory, Settings Management, reporting, etc;
Both desktops and mobile devices can be managed by a “single pane of glass”;
Device Management will not require the use of a VPN server;
Corporate network access can be obtained by “then current” solutions supported by the mobile device client and server infrastructure;
Product roadmaps for both Configuration Manager 2007 (DM) and Mobile Device Manager both converge on this next version of Configuration Manager
While there are surely more details that everyone would like to hear, this should be great news for those wanting to hear a confirmation that Microsoft is committed to continuing and improving mobile device management. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with future developments on this blog, so watch this space!
Rob Davies | Senior Support Engineer