Category Archives: System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview

Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2106 is out, and it’s huge !!

Introduction On the same day that Microsoft announced Windows 11, comes Technical Preview 2106 and it’s full of new features, I mean really full ! The list of what’s new is humongous. A few of my favorite changes in this … Continue reading

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Use Windows Updates notifications instead of ConfigMgr client notifications in tp2105.2

Introduction Microsoft recently released TP2105.2 and I’ve been testing a new feature for the last week or so. That new feature is the ability to use built in Windows notifications instead of the usual ConfigMgr client agent notifications when Windows … Continue reading

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How to change the CMG (VMSS) size after it is deployed

Introduction Microsoft released Technical Preview 2105 last week and with it came some CMG changes, one of which is the ability to decide the size of the CMG VM while creating the CMG. I covered that process in this blog … Continue reading

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Creating a VMSS CMG and setting VM size with Technical Preview 2105

Introduction Microsoft released Technical Preview 2105 last week and it had a bunch of updates, one of which is related to being able to select the size of your CMG virtual machine in Azure as long as it’s configured to … Continue reading

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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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