It’s been a while since I blogged something but that’s because I’ve been busy (with another MVP, namely Paul) testing out CoMangement and Conditional Access, next up for our labs is CMG.
Anyway, while cleaning up my labs I noticed that Microsoft Endpoint Manager Technical Preview 2004 is downloading in my technical preview lab, and that means it’s out.
But i’ll just update my lab…
New features !
Configure notifications from Microsoft
- Navigate to Administration > Site Configuration > Sites.
- Right-click on a site and select Properties.
- In the Alerts tab, enable the notifications by selecting Receive messages from Microsoft. You can deselect any of the following notifications if you prefer not to receive them:
- Prevent/fix: Known issues affecting your organization that may require you to take action.
- Plan for change: Changes to Configuration Manager that may require you to take action.
- Stay informed: Informs you of new or updated features that are available.
View ConfigMgr client details
- In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Assets and Compliance workspace and select the Devices node.
- Right-click on a device that’s been uploaded to Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
- In the right-click menu, select Start > Admin Center Preview to open the preview in your browser.
- This launch is a preview experience. The final location will be in Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
- this kicks off a web browser session (only edge and chrome supported), luckily i tried with Firefox 😛
If you get a “you do not have access” error,
The user account needs the following permissions:
- The Read permission for the device’s Collection in Configuration Manager.
- The Admin User role for the Configuration Manager Microservice application in Azure AD.
- Add the role in Azure AD from Enterprise applications > Configuration Manager Microservice > Users and groups > Add user. Groups are supported if you have Azure AD premium.
so let’s try that…
So the Chrome installed decided to be a right pain and acted like I was using 56k modem.
make sure your DEVICE is in the device collection you specified earlier (mine wasn’t as I just deployed it…), so I added it.
Here you can see details about the device including it’s management point, logged on user, last active time and much more….
and I can even see boundary groups for the highlighted device from within Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin Center
You can now select a device, right click, choose properties, select a property and copy the value.
More cool stuff !
More info about this release and the rest of the features it contains is here: