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Now Available: Update 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager

Now Available: Update 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager

Happy Monday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1710 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! One of the key features in the 1710 release is co-management which enables a new and more practical path to transition the management of Windows...

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Now Available: Update 1706 for System Center Configuration Manager

Happy Friday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1706 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! Many of these enhancements are designed for organizations that are going through the digital transformation and want to modernize their IT infrastructure, policies, and processes....

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Now Available: Update 1702 for System Center Configuration Manager

We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1702 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! Many of these enhancements are designed for organizations that are going through the digital transformation and want to modernize their IT infrastructure, policies and processes. As one...

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Now Available: Update 1610 for System Center Configuration Manager

Happy Friday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1610 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes some great new features and product enhancements. We continue to see a strong adoption of the Current Branch model by our customers. There are now more than 25,000 organizations managing...

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Configuration Manager: a progress update on the current branch and a new servicing branch

Today, 101 years ago, the Ford Motor Company manufactured its 1 millionth Model T automobile. Thanks to our customers, we also have a reason to celebrate today as we are continuing to see an incredible adoption of our own model, the current branch of Configuration Manager. Our current branch model was designed to provide our...

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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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Business Hours vs. Maintenance Windows with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

I wanted to answer a question that’s come up a lot with customers over the last several months: How do business hours and maintenance windows differ or relate to each other in Configuration Manager 2012? To clarify this, I’ve provided some definitions and timelines, which will refer to two users: Melissa, an end user, and...

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Managing Software Updates in Configuration Manager 2012

Recently we had a software update administrator, who we’ll call Kevin, come to us with questions about how his organization should manage software updates in the upcoming Configuration Manager 2012 release. Kevin explained that since the release of SMS 2003, he has been refining how he manages software updates, with a lot of trial-and-error to...

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