Product lifecycle dashboard in SCCM–Tech Preview 1802

Another of the small but useful additions to Configuration Manager in tech preview 1802 is the product life cycle dashboard. This dashboard sits under Asset Intelligence which is in the Assets and Compliance workspace in the SCCM console. The products listed in Asset Intelligence are based on the hardware inventory which inventories the relevant reporting…

Improvements to SCCM Win10 in-place upgrade task sequence–Tech Preview 1802

Another of the enhancements delivered with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 are extra groups added to the in-place upgrade task sequence. This includes groups in preparation for upgrade and also post-processing groups.   The official documentation for this can be found here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1802#improvements-to-windows-10-in-place-upgrade-task-sequence I’m not going to rewrite everything in this blog post as…

SCCM Report on Windows AutoPilot device information–Tech Preview 1802

Along with the 20 other features included with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 is a report which extracts the relevant information from your clients in order to use them with Windows AutoPilot. This collates the information from applicable Windows 10 machines (they must be 1703 or later) and the report can be found in the…

Improvements to SCCM PXE-enabled Distribution points–Tech Preview 1802

This is less of a feature improvement than a name change but still worth noting to save any confusion. Check out the official link here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1802#improvements-to-pxe-enabled-distribution-points The feature here is to PXE boot without using WDS which traditionally was the backbone of all SCCM PXE booting for running task sequences. Microsoft introduced this in…

Approve SCCM application requests for users per device–Tech Preview 1802

The application approval feature of Configuration Manager is something that has laid fairly untouched for quite a while and in Technical Preview 1802 the team have added some functionality which I’m sure will prove useful to many. Once an application is deployed that requires approval… and the end user decides to request the application… Note…

Configure Delivery Optimization to use Boundary Groups in SCCM–Tech Preview 1802

One of the smaller features added into Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 was the ability to leverage boundary groups to help manage delivery optimization in Configuration Manager. To do this is simple: In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Administration workspace. Browse to Client Settings Either create new custom client device settings or amend…