System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2 is available for download now!

Today Microsoft announced that the ConfigMgr vNext Technical Preview 2 is available for download. This preview will let you have a look at the functionality that will deliver full support for Windows 10 deployment, upgrade and management.

New features available in Technical Preview 2 include:

  • Universal App support for Windows 10 – You can now sideload internally developed Universal Windows Apps to Windows 10 Devices
  • Peer cache support for Windows PE – Peer cache support now includes OS Deployment Scenarios for Windows PE, extending┬áthe existing Configuration peer cache content management
  • Availability to manage Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices via MDM with on-premises Configuration Manager infrastructure

Support now includes Windows 10 PCs in addition to existing support for mobile devices which was added in the first technical preview. With this new option, you can manage Windows 10 devices using Configuration Manager integrated with Microsoft Intune (hybrid) without the need to store data in the cloud. This is especially for managing devices that are unable or not allowed to connect to Internet. (Note: Microsoft says you still need an Intune subscription to use this)



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