A month ago ,18th Feb 2016 ,Microsoft released Configmgr 1602 (YYMM) for Technical Preview 4 with some exciting features and updates .
After a month later ,Yesterday i.e 18th March 2016 ,Microsoft announced of another update 1603 ((Note : this is only for Technical preview but not for Current Branch V1602,Production version)) for Technical Preview 4 with some new features and fixed 2 voice items that were raised through Configmgr user Voice forum.
Features included in this update are:
- List View for Applications in Software Center – In the Software Center Applications tab, users now have the option to switch between the default tile view and a new list view by clicking on the view selection icons underneath the search bar.
- Install Selected Updates in Software Center – In the new Updates tab in Software Center, click on the select mode button at the top left of the list of updates. In select mode, multiple updates may be selected and then simultaneously installed using the Install Selected button.
- Limit access to the Clipboard in Remote Control Sessions – You can now enable Remote Tools Client Settings to limit access to the shared clipboard in a remote control session. When enabled, the end-user who is sharing a remote session must grant permissions to viewers of that session before they can transfer files from the shared clipboard.
Two User Voice items that you requested:
- Content Status links in the Admin Console – The Content Status links for objects like applications, packages, task sequences or software updates, now go directly to the related Content Status object node.
- PXE Provider TFTP Window Size – The administrator can now configure the TFTP window size (RamDiskTFTPWindowSize) via a registry setting on the PXE-enabled distribution point.
For more information, read the documentation Technical Preview for System Center Configuration Manager https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/mt595861%28TechNet.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
How do you get and install/upgrade the newly released update 1603 in your lab?
I am running Technical preview 4 with update 1602 on my lab:
From the Configuration manager console ,go to Administration –>Cloud Services—>Updates and Servicing
Click on Check for updates and follow dmpdownloader.log from your Configmgr site server logs to see the progress.
Content will be downloaded to E:\Configmgr\EasySetupPayload
After a while ,you should see the update available in your console.
To install the update ,right click on the Update version 1603,select Install Update Pack
After a while ,you should see a prompt ‘A new version of console is available ‘ : 5.00.8372.1000 ,Click on Ok to upgrade the Console.
Check the configuration manager console version by clicking on the left top corner ,about configuration manager
Client on my SCCM server automatically upgraded to new version (1603) is: 5.00.8372.1000
After the client is upgraded to new version 5.00.8372.1000 ,Open the software Center the server/Client that has this new version of client installed , You should now see the new feature List View for Applications in Software Center
In the Previous versions, to know the status of application or package ,you need make few clicks either from monitoring Tab or directly from the application content status but with this new update (1603), by clicking on Content status as shown below,it directly take you the final results leaving all the click that you do in previous version.
with 1603 update ,you can configure software updates deployments to have clients run a software updates compliance scan immediately after a client installs software updates and restarts. This enables the client to check for additional software updates that become applicable after the client restarts, and to then install them (and become compliant) during the same maintenance window.
To configure this for a deployment, on the User Experience page of the Deploy Software Updates Wizard select the option If any update in this deployment requires a system restart, run updates deployment evaluation cycle after restart.
You can now enable the new remote tools client setting Prompt user for shared clipboard file transfer permission to limit access to the shared clipboard in a remote control session.
When enabled, the end user who is sharing a remote session must grant permissions to the viewer of that session before the viewer can transfer files from the session to their local machine via the shared clipboard.
Keep posting your ideas on Configuration manager User Voice forum and let them get implement in the Upcoming updates to make our lives more easier and better than Ever .