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Three exciting improvements to Phased Deployments in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1806.2

We typically release only one technical preview each month, but this time we had so many things we wanted to share, we added a second one for June and labeled it 1806.2. Today’s release of update 1806.2 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has three exciting improvements to phased deployments. We...

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System Center Updates Publisher adds support for new OSes

Hello everyone, we are happy to let you know that an updated version of System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) is now available and can be downloaded here.  SCUP enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to manage custom updates.  Using SCUP, you can: Import updates from external catalogs (non-Microsoft update catalogs).  Modify update definitions...

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System Center Updates Publisher September 2017 Preview is now available

System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Preview 2 is now available. If this is your first time looking at the SCUP Preview check out the announcement for Preview 1 here. In SCUP Preview 2, the update catalog format has been enhanced to provide a better experience for users when consuming large update catalogs.  Improvement include: Indexing...

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System Center Updates Publisher June 2017 Preview is now available

Today we are announcing availability of System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Preview.  Many of you are using SCUP 2011 now to: Import updates from external catalogs (non-Microsoft update catalogs). Modify update definitions including applicability, and deployment metadata. Export updates to external catalogs. Publish updates to an update server. This SCUP preview adds support for Windows...

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Update 1706 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1706 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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Update 1705 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1705 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes:  How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

After a great first half of our discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and I spend the second part of our drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public cloud adoption by enterprises over the last year, and we play the “Is This a Real...

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Update your ConfigMgr 1606 SUP servers to deploy the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Author: Bruno Yoshioka, Software Engineer, System Center Configuration Manager Engineering The Windows Team has released update KB3159706 that enables the provisioning of decryption keys in WSUS for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. This update is necessary for WSUS to be able to natively decrypt the encrypted Windows 10 Anniversary Update packages, and any subsequent...

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