Update v2002 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) current branch is now available.
Microsoft has just released the latest Current Branch version of MECM, v2002, on April 1st. As a reminder, starting with the last release of SCCM, Microsoft transitioned the name from SCCM to MECM as a newly branded suite. Thus going forward SCCM will referenced as MECM.
As the release of MECM v2002 was recent, and as a good practice and industry standard, Kraft Kennedy will monitor if there are any immediate reported issues or hotfixes released prior to upgrading any production system. With that said, and MECM being released only a week ago, we will monitor this release’s stability and will recommend moving to the latest Current Branch of MECM in the near future.
Keeping your MECM infrastructure up to date is essential to a healthy foundation for Windows 10. As part of Kraft Kennedy’s Managed Desktop Service offering, we will help upgrade MECM allowing your firm to benefit from many of the new features and fixes.
As we gain more confidence in v2002 you will receive a communication from us to start the coordination of this upgrade for your firm. In most cases the upgrade simply requires minimal downtime of SCCM with no user disruptions. In the meantime, have a look below at some of the highlighted features we are excited about that will be added with the latest Current Branch release…Welcome to staying current!
MECM v2002 NEW FEATURES
This release includes an incredible amount of new features and enhancements in site infrastructure, content management, client management, co-management, application management, operating system deployment, software updates, reporting, and configuration manager console.
Here’s our list of favorite features:
- New management insight rules
- Token-based authentication for cloud management gateway
- Connection Health dashboard shows client connection issues
- Improvements to CMPivot
- Client log collection
- Microsoft Edge management dashboard
- Task sequence as an app model deployment type
- Bootstrap a task sequence immediately after client registration
- Improvements to task sequence progress
- Improvements to OS deployment
- Evaluate software updates after a servicing stack update
- Improvements to BitLocker management
If you would like more information regarding the release notes for SCCM v2002 feel to visit the official Microsoft MECM product link below.
For more information, or assistance with this update, please contact the Kraft Kennedy ECS team and we can develop the script for you to manage and automate these changes, and avoid onsite visits.