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Update 2103 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. Community hub now supports contributing and downloading configuration baselines including the child configuration items. This integration allows administrators to easily share and reuse configuration baselines and configuration items. Contributing and downloading configuration baselines is also available for current branch versions of Configuration Manager.

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 Note: Baselines with software updates or version-specific references aren’t supported.


For more information, see  What’s new in Community hub and Contribute to the community hub


This preview release also includes:


Tenant attach: Antivirus policy supports exclusions merge – When a tenant attached device is targeted with two or more antivirus policies, the settings for antivirus exclusions will merge before being applied to the client. This change results in the client receiving the exclusions defined in each policy, allowing for more granular control of antivirus exclusions. 


Cloud attach during site upgrade – Microsoft Endpoint Manager is an integrated solution for managing all of your devices. Cloud attach brings together Configuration Manager and Intune into a single console called Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. If you haven’t already enabled the following cloud attach features, now the site upgrade process lets you cloud attach the site: 

New CMG deployments use TLS 1.2 – Starting in this release, new deployments of the cloud management gateway (CMG) by default enable the option to Enforce TLS 1.2. This change doesn’t affect existing deployments. While not recommended, if you need to use the less secure TLS protocol versions, you can still disable this option.


PowerShell release notes preview – These release notes summarize changes to the Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlets in technical preview version 2103.


Update 2103 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2103 baseline version of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch is available on the Microsoft Evaluation Center. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available.


We would love to hear your thoughts about the latest Technical Preview!  Send us Feedback about product issues directly from the console and use our UserVoice page for ideas about new features.



The Configuration Manager team


Configuration Manager Resources:

Documentation for Configuration Manager Technical Previews

Try the Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch

Documentation for Configuration Manager

Microsoft Endpoint Manager announcement

Microsoft Endpoint Manager vision statement

Configuration Manager Forums

Configuration Manager Support

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