Archive for November, 2010

The way of deploying applications with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is different than all earlier versions of SCCM or SMS. In SMS or SCCM you could deploy packages which were scripts, MSI’s or App-v applications. The package included normally one deployment type per application. In the twenty twelve version of SCCM a single application can include multiple deployment types that represent a deployment for a different platform.

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Today I attended at TechEd a nice open discussion session about System Center Configuration Manager 2012. During thislast  session of TechEd some “new” changes regarding collections came up. In SCCM 2007 collections were often used to build a logical structure in the collection set, this way or organizing is still available in SCCM 2012 beta1. This cannot be done anymore in SCCM 2012 beta2 and the next versions, a new feature is that you can now create a folder structure to organize your collections. During a migration scenario, empty parent collections will be migrated to folders with the child collections in the folders. To get some kind of “collection structure”, you can include or exclude collections in a collection.

In SCCM 2007 you were able to put systems, users and groups into one collection, this is not allowed anymore. You need to create a separate collections to be able to target one application to systems, users and groups.

Today Sean Christensen and Travis Wright held a very good session about “System Center Service Manager Implementation Tips and Tricks from the Field” covering several aspects like the virtualization of SCSM servers, licensing issues and some tools and enhancements which come available in SCSM resource kit next month. But the most important part of the session was the explanation of the roadmap and the announcement of SCSM 2010 R2. Read more

The latest news comes from TechEd 2010 in Berlin these days. During this week several sessions during this week will cover System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012. Beta1 of SCCM .vNext was released earlier this year and is now officially re branded to SCCM 2012. The system after for more than 10 years central in the way of distributing applications, the “twenty twelve” release will be User Centric.  

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