MMS 2011–SCCM State of the Union

The Past Year

  • Config Mgr 2007 R3
    • Supports 300,000 machines
    • Delta discovery for AD
    • Power Management
  • Asset Intelligence
    • over 20k new titles each month
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection
  • Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
    • Version 2.0 = RTM May 2011
    • Golden master – snapshot and import GPO’s
    • monitor drift and compliance
    • Uses DCM as its core
  • Opalis is now System Center Orchestrator
    • Orchestration and automation tool
    • workflows
    • integration with all System Center products and 30 3rd party apps
      • Integration in Config Manager includes 12 built-in actions
  • Citrix XenApp integration with Config Manager
  • Adobe support

The Upcoming Year

  • Beta 2 for Config Manager 2012
    • SUM – Auto deployment of updates on schedule
    • Power Management – exclude virtual machines, all end-user to “opt out”
    • Collections – new include/exclude rules, organizational folders (HOLY COW!) incremental evaluation
  • Role Based Administration
  • You can now run two SCCM consoles at once with different credentials
  • Hey, guess what?  CTRL-ALT-DEL is back!
    • The remote keyboard and mouse can now be locked
  • Global Search – search throughout the entire SCCM console!
    • can get information and edit straight from Global Search
  • New feature in Beta 2 has a ‘supersede ’ option for applications
  • New monitoring tool allows for a Site Hierarchy map.  You can even have a map of the world and show where the servers are!
  • Video on how Microsoft rolled out Config Manager 2012 clients http://technet.microsfot.com/en-us/systemcenter/gg696074
  • Go to http://connect.microsoft.com for how-to-videos. 
    • They should be on TechNet as well.
  • New DCM packs
    • SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Exchange e2010
    • SharePoint 2007
    • Server 2008 R2 IIS, DHCP, TS
    • RTM – May 2011
  • Install shield and AdminStudio will have full integration 90 Post RTM Config Manager 2012
  • SCCM 2012 console uses the RIBBON.  WHO, WHO DOESN’T WANT TO WEAR THE RIBBON?
  • Package conversion manager
    • Converts packages to the SCCM 2012 model
    • CTP available to TAP customers
    • Beta in 2nd quarter CY 2011
  • ConfigMgr 2012 SDK Beta – Q2 2011
  • Powershell support coming…..keep waiting…wait for it….
  • SCUP 2011 – more better.
  • Config Manger 2012 will support and mange UNIX and Linux servers.
    • will not be available until “some month”  after SCCM 2012 RTM

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