Update 1607 for System Center Configuration Manager now available

Microsoft System Center 2016

Microsoft today announced the new System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview (1607) that includes some new features. With this update, you can upgrade PC clients running Windows 10 Professional edition to Windows 10 Enterprise edition with just a product key; no reimaging required.

  • Customizable branding for end-user dialogs: End-user dialogs that are opened from Software Center or taskbar notifications now show the same organization name, color, and icon branding as Software Center. The administrator workflow for specifying branding settings remains unchanged.
  • Manage duplicate hardware identifiers: Add known duplicate MAC addresses or SMBIOS IDs to be ignored hierarchy-wide for PXE boot and client registration.
  • Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) connector: Sync data such as collections from ConfigMgr to OMS.
  • Windows 10 Edition Upgrade: Upgrade PC clients running Windows 10 Professional edition to Windows 10 Enterprise edition with just a product key; no reimaging required.

System Center Configuration Manager is a part of the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions that helps organizations manage devices and users both on-premises and in the cloud. Update 1607 for Technical Preview is available directly in the Configuration Manager console. If you want to install Configuration Manager Technical Preview for the first time, download it from TechNet Evaluation Center.

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