Why should we move from SCCM Configmgr 2007 to 2012

There was a useful email exchange recently about a list of reasons for moving from SCCM 2007 to 2012.
so here are some of the Reasons to move Move from SCCM Configmgr 2007 to SCCM Configmr 2012

    • User device affinity is introduced, a method of associating a user with one or more devices. Software distribution in Configuration Manager 2012 is primarily user-based; applications are targeted to the user rather than the device
    • Assignment of Client Agent settings, Inventory collection, and Remote Control settings by collection offers increased flexibility in configuration
    • The Configuration Manager client agent now includes a Client Health check to identify and remediate agent issues
    • The Desired Configuration Management client feature has been enhanced as Compliance Settings, allowing for both identification of non-compliant systems and automatic remediation if desired
    • The new Role-based Administration feature flattens the complex hierarchies once required to isolate access to Configuration Manager features
    • The new state-based Application Model replaces the conventional Configuration Manager Package and Programs, incorporating dependencies and requirements for more granular software distribution
    • Software update groups and automatic deployment rules greatly streamline the management of deploying software updates to clients
    • Ability to “inject” new Windows Updates into existing WIM files used for Operating System Deployment by leveraging Component-Based Servicing
    • Remote Control, removed from Configuration Manager 2007, is re-introduced in Configuration Manager 2012 with complete multi-monitor and Aero interface support
    • The need for Secondary Sites and Proxy Management Points has largely been removed, as Distribution Points can now have rate limits
    • New Alerts feature allows enhanced monitoring of operations and conditions within Configuration Manager
    • New Content Library feature features Single Instance Store technology, removing redundant files found in multiple applications, packages, software updates, etc
    • Native mode has been eliminated, greatly simplifying the requirements for Internet-based client management
    • The Application Catalog server role has been introduced, granting end users the ability to request software.
    • Endpoint Protection integrated into the CM Console
    • Deploying Windows 8 / Server 2012 come SP1.

Thanks to the following for helping with this: Andrew Berges, Joe Thompson, Niall Brady, Christopher Catlett.

Via http://www.myitforum.com/forums/Reasons-to-move-from-SCCM-2007-to-2012-m237011.aspx

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