Category Archives: System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview

Technical preview 2104 get BitLocker recovery keys for a tenant-attached device

Microsoft have released Technical Preview 2104 and with it comes a new BitLocker Management feature. You can now get BitLocker recovery keys for a tenant-attached device from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. For example, a help desk technician who doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Improvements to BitLocker support via cloud management gateway

Introduction Microsoft released Technical Preview 2102 and it’s got a bunch of new updates as usual, including some updates for BitLocker Management via the cloud management gateway. To get some ideas about how BitLocker Management via a CMG works please … Continue reading

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Fixing One or more Azure AD app secrets used by Cloud Services will expire soon

Introduction My Technical Preview lab (TP2101) had a message in the ConfigMgr console informing me that: “One or more Azure AD app secrets used by Cloud Services will expire soon. Renew to avoid service disruption.” After some quick research I … Continue reading

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Required application deployments visible in Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center

Introduction Microsoft recently released Technical Preview 2101, it’s the first technical preview this year and it’s packed with new features. One of those new features is related to Tenant Attach and we’ll take a look at that feature here. If … Continue reading

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Technical Preview 2101 – Feature update in a task sequence

Introduction Microsoft just released Technical Preview 2101, it’s the first technical preview this year and it’s packed with new features. Let’s take a look at one of those new features and it is the ability to update Windows using feature … Continue reading

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Manage BitLocker policies and escrow recovery keys over a cloud management gateway (CMG)

Introduction Microsoft are continuously responding to feedback from UserVoice and one such new implementation in Technical Preview 2010.2 is the ability to manage BitLocker policies and escrow recovery keys over a cloud management gateway (CMG). For more details see here … Continue reading

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What’s new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager – part 2

Introduction These are my notes from a session @ Microsoft Ignite 2020, the session was hosted by Steve Dispensa (Director of Program Management at Microsoft Endpoint Manager) and Ramya Chitrakar (Director of Engineering at Microsoft Endpoint Manager). For the last … Continue reading

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New features in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2010

Introduction On Friday, Microsoft released the latest Technical Preview release for Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, namely version 2010. As always, it contains a bunch of new features (based on uservoice feedback) and I’ll take a look at some of … Continue reading

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What’s new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager – part 1

Introduction These are my notes from a session shown today @ Microsoft Ignite 2020, the session was hosted by Steve Dispensa (Director of Program Management at Microsoft Endpoint Manager) and Ramya Chitrakar (Director of Engineering at Microsoft Endpoint Manager). For … Continue reading

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The right way to find logs from your CMG

Introduction To review logs real time on my CMG in Azure I assumed that using RDP to do so was a good idea, but that got some interesting reactions on Twitter, and I was informed that it was unsupported. I … Continue reading

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OSD via boot media and CMG, available in TP2009

Introduction Microsoft have released Technical Preview 2009 and it contains a bunch of updates but one that’s very interesting is the ability to create bootable media to distribute to remote sites so that they can re-image via the CMG. This … Continue reading

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Cool new features in Technical Preview 2008

Introduction Microsoft released TP2008 yesterday, more details here, but I was busy building my deck so I didn’t blog anything, but I did the upgrade and waited until today to see what’s new. And as usual, it’s a list of … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Collection Evaluation view, Collection query preview, delete aged collected diagnostic files, monitor scenario health, Setupdiag errors for feature updates, task sequence size | 1 Comment

Technical Preview 2007 Timeline improvements

Technical Preview version 2007 was just released and it has some new features and even improvements to other features, one such improvement is with the Timeline feature. The device Timeline feature first showed up in Technical Preview version 2005. Before … Continue reading

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Technical Preview 2007 is out !

Introduction And just like that, another version of Microsoft Endpoint Manager is released, this time it’s 2007 (Year 20, Month 07). For details about what’s new in this release see the official blog post here, Once installed you can check … Continue reading

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Slides and recording from “New cloud features in Configuration Manager Technical Preview”

Introduction I recently did a presentation for a Belgian User Group where I talked about a bunch of cool features in Microsoft Endpoint Manager like Tenant Attach, the ability to install applications, run scripts, use CMPivot, cloud OSD and more. … Continue reading

Posted in 2002.2, 2005, application installation, CMPivot, device timeline, run scripts, task sequence cloud content, tenant attach, VPN boundary type | Leave a comment