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Update 2007 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. Hardware inventory can now be viewed for a tenant attached Configuration Manager device in the admin center.

 

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Learn more about Tenant attach: View hardware inventory in Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center

 

This preview release also includes:

 

Improvements to client data sources dashboard – The client data sources dashboard now offers an expanded selection of filters to view information about where clients get content. These new filters include:

  • Single boundary group
  • All boundary groups
  • Internet clients
  • Clients not associated with a boundary group

Fixed-width font now used in some console areas – Based on your UserVoice feedback, various areas in the Configuration Manager console now use the fixed-width font Consolas. This font provides consistent spacing and makes it easier to read. In this release, you’ll see the Consolas font in the following places:

  • Application scripts
  • Configuration item scripts
  • WMI-based collection membership queries
  • CMPivot queries
  • Scripts

Manage task sequence policy size – Configuration Manager technical preview version 2004 included new management insight rules for OS deployment. These insights help you manage the policy size of task sequences. Large task sequences cause problems with client processing. To further help manage the size of task sequences, starting in this release Configuration Manager restricts the following actions for a task sequence that’s greater than 2 MB in size:

  • Save changes in the task sequence editor
  • Save changes with PowerShell cmdlets
  • Import a new task sequence
  • Any other change using supported SDK methods

 

Update 2007 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2007 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 our UserVoice page for ideas about new features.

 

Thanks,

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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