17 days are gone since the last System Center Facts and news round about System Center. So lets what’s happened the last two weeks:
New System Center Version 1610
Yeah the most important message first: Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of SCCM with version number 1610. Of course without any warning and al ittle bit surprising. An overview about the new features you will find here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/11/18/now-available-update-1610-for-system-center-configuration-manager/
Currently it’s possible that you have to activate your SCCM Environment for Fastring. You can do that with this Powershell Script.
Of course, we shortly release a version of Matrix42 Enterprise Manager for SCCM which will support 1610.
System Center 2012 R2 SP1 CU4 released
Of course, not only CB, also SCCM 2012 is an very important version for us. Microsoft currently release CU4 for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 (and also SCCM 2012 SP2).
All offical information can be found here.
End of Support for 1511
Do not forget, no one will celebrate Christmas, when your company is running out of support. The Support for SCCM 1511 will end at 08th of December.
Here are all Support end dates:
SCCM CB 1511 – End of Support = 8th Dec 2016 – Already out of Security and Critical Updates servicing support !
SCCM CB 1602 – End of Support = 11th March 2017 – Already out of Security and Critical Updates servicing support !
SCCM CB 1606 – End of Support = 22nd July 2017 – Already out of Security and Critical Updates servicing support !
SCCM CB 1610 – End of Support = 18th November 2017 – Fully supported!
Tip: Cleanup SCCM Cache for all files older than X
I found this absolut interesting article for all customer who are using small SSD discs. With this article you can build a configuration baseline to cleanup the CCMCache for all files older than X days. Thanks to Eswar for sharing that.
Cortana and Wunderlist
ok ok, not an SCCM topic, but soooo cooooool. Good things come to these who wait. Cortana can finally integrate with Wunderlist. For me the most important feature of Cortana, because i hated it, that Cortana had its own Todo List and i was not able to cry through my house to let add Cortana something to my Wunderlist ToDo-List. Here are more details.