Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 features - Mustafa KASIKCI

Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 features

Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 features

· Now new SCCM client can be client can installed Windows 8 PCs

· And SCCM can also deploy Windows 8 and also upgrade previous versions to Windows 8

· SCCM also supports ‘Windows To Go’ feature.

· We can take advantage of Windows 8 features like “metered Internet connections” and “Always On Always Connected” using SCCM.

· Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 are supported.

· There are clients to manage Apple Macintosh computers, and on Linux and UNIX servers.

· For Mac OS X, we can deploy software, collect hardware inventory, and manage compliance settings.

· For supported Linux / Unix, we can deploy software and collect hardware inventory

· We can now automate SCCM operations using new PowerShell cmdlets.

· Now, a distribution point for SCCM can be set up in the cloud by using Windows Azure infrastructure: http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/windows-azure-distribution-point/qmsiq126?cpkey=156c18fe-0d87-4c4f-a913-673c01d15b70%7C%7C%7C%7C

· Now there is multiple software update points for a site which provides automatic redundancy for clients just like we can configure multiple management points.

· Email alert subscriptions are now supported for all features, not just Endpoint Protection.

 

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The Product Group have recently announced the Beta of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 at TechNet 2012 North America.

You can view the announcement at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/MGT309

Kent blogged about new enhancements over http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/configmgr-2012-sp1-announced-teched-2012/

Enhancements include:

  • Platform Support:
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 tablet (Intel SoC) support
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux and Unix
  • Operating System Deployment: Windows To Go support
  • Application Delivery:
    • Win 8 apps
    • Deep link applications
    • Network Cost Support
  • PowerShell Provider
  • PowerShell Cmdlets:
    • Tasks exposed in the Administration Console
    • Suitable experience for administrator (not the SDK)
    • Align with PowerShell general contentions
  • Bitlocker changes:
    • TMP and PIN
    • Used Space Bitlocker
  • Prestaged media now supports additional content
    • WIM, Applications, Drivers, Package/Programs
  • Flexible hierarchy management:
    • Ability to add a new Central Administration Site
    • Migration between ConfigMgr 2012 hierarchies
  • Hierarchy easier to control:
    • Schedule replication for a given link
    • SQL Server distributed views
    • Compression for SQL Server data
  • Software Updates Management:
    • Fallback to Windows Update for content
    • Definition updates 3x/day
  • Endpoint Protection
    • Real-time administrative actions
  • Settings Management: User Profile and Data Management
    • Client Side Caching
    • Roaming User Profiles
    • Folder Redirection

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