Saturday, May 16, 2015

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 and ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 released

As mentioned on Microsoft Ignite last week, ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 and ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 are now released and can be downloaded. The service packs deliver full compatibility with existing features for Windows 10 deployment, upgrade, and management. Also included in the service packs are new hybrid features for customers using ConfigMgr integrated with Microsoft Intune to manage devices. Some of the hybrid features that you can expect to see are conditional access policy, mobile application management, and support for Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). You can view the full list of hybrid features included in these service packs here: What's New in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1
Here's a list of improvements included, there are quite a lot of them:
-Sites and Hierarchies (2 improvements)
-Application Management (2 improvements)
-Content Management (6 improvements)
-Operating System Deployment (8 improvements)
-Reporting (3 improvements)
-ConfigMgr and Microsoft Intune (17 improvements)

Additional improvements that are included in this update:
-ConfigMgr Company Portal App (Windows 10 support)

To apply this update, you must have ConfigMgr 2012 (SP1/R2) installed. SP1/SP2 provides support for Windows 10 and improves data transfer reliability for slow and latent networks with new checkpoint restart functionality for distribution points and pull DPs. Increases secondary site from 5,000 clients to 10,000 clients and standalone primary to 150,000 clients. The version that is displayed in the About Configuration Manager dialog box is now 5.00.8239.1000.
This update replaces Cumulative Update 1 to 5 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2

For more information have a look here: System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog
MSDN subscribers can expect these service pack downloads to be available next week. Microsoft is also planning to make these service packs available on the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) on May 27th. You may also use your existing product key to transition from the evaluation version to the full product version.
More blogpost on this topic:
Microsoft Ignite day 1 (Keynote) recap
Microsoft Ignite day 2 (Session) recap
Cumulative Update 5 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 released

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