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.