Friday, March 11, 2016

Now Available: Update 1602 for System Center Configuration Manager

For those waiting in anticipation for 1602, here if the official release

The major enhancements to this release is the Servicing of Windows 10 and the health Attestation. 

Windows 10  health is a vital part of this upgrade because you need to be aware of client health.  You also want to be aware of which version of Windows 10 is running on the devices.  This the first of many advances we will see with Current Branch for both Windows 10 and Configuration Manager.

  • Client Online Status: You can now view the online status of devices in Assets and Compliance. New icons indicate the status of a device as online or offline.
  • Support for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups: Configuration Manager now supports using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups to host the site database.
  • Windows 10 Device Health Attestation Reporting: You can now view the status of Windows 10 Device Health Attestation in the Configuration Manager console to ensure that the client computers have a trustworthy BIOS, TPM, and boot software.
  • Office 365 Update Management: You can now natively manage Office 365 desktop client updates using the Configuration Manager Software Update Management (SUM) workflow. You can manage Office 365 desktop client updates just like you manage any other Microsoft Update.
  • New Antimalware Policy Settings: New antimalware settings that can now be configured include protection against potentially unwanted applications, user control of automatic sample submission, and scanning of network drives during a full scan