Updates for SCCM 2012 and R2 coming next week…


The main bit that I’m interested in is

Next week, we will also be releasing service packs for Configuration Manager 2012 and 2012 R2 customers. These will deliver full compatibility with existing features for Windows 10 deployment and management as well as several other features, including:

  • App-V publishing performance – Improved performance that reduces the time required for apps to display after the first logon for non-persistent VDI environments.

  • Scalability improvements – Increased hierarchy scale to 600K and primary/standalone site scale to 150K.

  • Content distribution improvements – Improved data transfer reliability for slow and latent networks, and also improved scale and performance for pull distribution points (DP).

  • Native support for SQL Server 2014 – Added native support for SQL Server 2014 to enable site installation and recovery using SQL Server 2014.

  • Hybrid features Added a large number of hybrid features for customers using ConfigMgr integrated with Microsoft Intune (hybrid). Some of the features that you can expect to see in this release include conditional access policy, mobile application management, and support for Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP).


While we obviously don’t know what those improvements exactly are yet – hopefully they will help out many of our customers with sites on the end of the shitty networks we have in Australia.

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