Today, we are making available System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 4. This is the last technical preview before the general availability (GA) of the current branch of System Center Configuration Manager. This release is a great opportunity for you to get your hands on the next version and try it out before it is officially available!
New features in this technical preview include:
- Mobile Device management (MDM): enhanced feature parity with Intune standalone – With this technical preview, many of the MDM features that are supported via Intune standalone (cloud only) are also enabled for Configuration Manager integrated with Intune (hybrid). We will publish additional information later this year about the specific capabilities which will be supported with a hybrid deployment.
- Integration with Windows Update for Business – With Technical Preview 4, you have the ability to view the list of devices that are controlled by Windows Update for Business.
- Certificate provisioning for Windows 10 devices managed via on-premises mobile device management
While this build is very similar to the final System Center Configuration Manager build, it also includes several features for early preview. You will notice that this technical preview is a full setup and not an upgrade from previous releases. Moving forward, this release will be used as a baseline to deliver technical preview updates, similar to how we have delivered updates to Technical Preview 3 in September and October.
Please continue to give us feedback! To report any issues you encounter with the latest functionality included in this technical preview, use Connect. To request a new feature or enhancement, use the Configuration Manager UserVoice site.
The next release we will be announcing in this blog later this calendar year will be the new System Center Configuration Manager, stay tuned!