Posted by: kurtsh | June 9, 2015

BETA: System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview for Windows 10 (and Microsoft Intune!)

In case you missed it, we announced the availability of the Technical Preview of System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Endpoint Protection Technical Preview specifically for the management of Windows 10 workstations.  Excerpt:

Today we are making available the System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Endpoint Protection Technical Preview. In this preview, you will get an early glimpse of the functionality that we are planning to release in Q4 of this calendar year, bringing with it full support for client deployment, upgrade, and management of Windows 10.

New features in today’s Technical Preview include:

  • Support for Windows 10 upgrade with OS deployment task sequence – In addition to providing support for existing wipe-and-load (refresh) scenarios, the ConfigMgr Technical Preview includes enhanced upgrade support with in-place upgrade to Windows 10.
  • Support for installing Configuration Manager on Azure Virtual Machines – Similar to how you can install ConfigMgr on Hyper-V today, you can now run ConfigMgr in Azure VMs. This provides flexibility to move some or all of your datacenter server workloads to the cloud with Azure.
  • Ability to manage Windows 10 mobile devices via MDM with on-premises Configuration Manager infrastructure – With this new option, you can manage Windows 10 mobile devices using ConfigMgr integrated with Microsoft Intune (hybrid) without the need to store your data in the cloud. This is especially helpful for managing devices that are unable to connect to the Internet such as Windows IoT/Embedded devices. So go ahead and try it out – you can enroll devices, set policies, and wipe/retire devices today with more functionality to be added in the future to manage all of your Windows 10 devices with MDM.

And we’ve done the same of Microsoft Intune:

At the Microsoft Ignite event today, we announced that Microsoft Intune now supports the management of Windows 10. All existing Intune features for managing Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 will work for Windows 10, including:

  • Enrollment
  • Policies
  • Company resource access
  • Application management
  • Inventory
  • Reporting
  • Remote wipe

So if you’re interested in Enterprise Management – either from on-premise, in-the-cloud, or both/hybrid, check out the following posts:


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