Now Available: Update 1706 for System Center Configuration Manager


On July 28, 2017, Microsoft announced that they have released version 1706 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements!

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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. With each release of Configuration Manager, we are focusing on the following themes:

  1. Configuration Manager makes it easier to adopt and deploy Windows 10 and Office 365.
  2. Configuration Manager enables the management of Windows 10 security settings to protect users and company data.
  3. Configuration Manager helps customers build the bridge to modern management of Windows to simplify management.
  4. Configuration Manager infrastructure is streamlined for simpler and easier use, reducing your total cost of ownership.
  5. Microsoft continues to provide iterative value to customers using Configuration Manager connected with Microsoft Intune.
  6. Microsoft is committed to delighting our customers by continuing to invest and iterate on Configuration Manager based on customer feedback.

We are continuing to see strong adoption by our customers. As of today, we have more than 40,000 organizations managing more than 84 million devices using the Current Branch of Configuration Manager. And thanks to our active Technical Preview Branch community, the 1706 update includes feedback and usage data we have gathered from customers who have installed and road tested our monthly technical previews over the last few months. As always, 1706 has also been tested at scale – by real customers, in real production environments.

Here are just few of the enhancements that are available in this update:

Windows 10 and Office 365

Windows 10 Security

Modern Management

Streamlined Infrastructure

Configuration Manager connected with Microsoft Intune

Customer Feedback

Note: As the update is rolled out globally in the coming weeks, it will be automatically downloaded, and you will be notified when it is ready to install from the “Updates and Servicing” node in your Configuration Manager console. If you can’t wait to try these new features, this PowerShell script can be used to ensure that you are in the first wave of customers getting the update. By running this script, you will see the update available in your console right away.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][vc_cta_button2 h2="" title="Complimentary Deployment Analysis with Industry Leading System Center Engineering Talent" size="lg" position="bottom" accent_color="#dd9933" link="||"]

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