All posts tagged v.Next

In earlier blogs I described and showed you the overall process of migrating Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012. In this blog I would like to point out the great migration feature: “Automatically upgrading of Distribution Points”.
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With Configuration Manager 2012 you are able to secure your Configuration Manager infrastructure with certificates per Site System Role instead of whole Configuration Manager Sites in Configuration Manager 2007. Let’s look at how you are able to enable secure communications to and between the site system roles in Configuration Manager 2012.

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Today another Live Meeting session of the Configuration Manager 2012 Community Evaluation Program was held. The subject this time: Hierarchy Technical Overview. With Configuration Manager 2012 lots of nice things in the Configuration Manager Hierarchy are changing. Let’s see which nice things will change :)

Today D.C. Tardy, Senior Program Manager of the Configuration Manager team guided us the through the changes.

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As part of the Community Evaluation Community the 9th live meeting about System Center Configuration Manager 2012 was scheduled for today. The main subject was Mobile Device Management in SCCM 2012.

At this moment Microsoft has three major products for managing Mobile phones, Mobile Devices Management (MDM) 2008, SCCM 2007 and Exchange 2007/2010. The functionality of MDM 2008 SP1 and SCCM 2007 is combined in SCCM 2007 R3. The same functionality of SCCM 2007 R3 and some nice enhancements and new features will be available in SCCM 2012.

This blog is a summary of the CEP session about SCCM 2012 Mobile Device Management.

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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.

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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