Update 1910 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager current branch is now available. As Brad Anderson announced at Ignite, Configuration Manager is now part of Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft Endpoint Manager is an integrated solution for managing all of your devices. Microsoft brings together Configuration Manager and Intune, without a complex migration, and with simplified licensing. Continue to use your existing Configuration Manager investments, while taking advantage of the power of the Microsoft cloud at your own pace.
In the Configuration Manager 1910 release, we’d like to re-highlight the CMPivot feature. First introduced in Configuration Manager 1806, we have since received a lot of positive feedback on the benefits of querying data in real-time and we’ve seen several innovative ways customers have come up with to use CMPivot. Admins have reported that others in their organization want to use CMPivot, but they don’t traditionally have access to the Configuration Manager console. They too want to unlock the treasure trove of data within the environment to help with their jobs. To enable this, we’ve created a CMPivot.msi that can be deployed, so that CMPivot can be used outside the Configuration Manager console by additional people, such as Security Administrators, Helpdesk technicians, and managers. For example, the Security Administrator can now use CMPivot as an additional tool to help hunt for vulnerabilities, helpdesk technicians can now use CMPivot to quickly gather information from specific systems to aid in trouble shooting and real-time reports can be generated by managers.
CMPivot now works better together with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) software, by linking the CMPivot output with relevant ATP details. The performance of CMPivot has been improved by offloading querying to the client to reduce network traffic and load on the servers. You now have the ability to run queries just locally on “This PC”, for WMI related data. Running on “This PC” saves the need to use the Configuration Manager infrastructure at all and returns data faster, so you can pivot and hone your query to be precisely what you want, before you consume network bandwidth resources. This aids in writing the correct query.
We have added joins and more operators (+,-,*,/,%) and exposed file hashes (MD5 and SHA256) to find files masquerading as others. To make sharing queries easier, we have added a query shortcuts feature, that lets you copy & paste the query to a clipboard and send it via email to collaborators. When the collaborator clicks the link to the query, it will auto-launch CMPivot standalone and provide the same query for them to run.
This release also includes:
For more details and to view the full list of new features in this update, check out our What’s new in version 1910 of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager documentation.
Updated 12/20/2019 Note: The update is now globally available to all customers. The script to enable the first wave is no longer necessary.
For assistance with the upgrade process, please post your questions in the Site and Client Deployment forum. Send us your Configuration Manager feedback through Send-a-Smile in the Configuration Manager console or by using the Feedback Hub app built into Windows 10.
Continue to use our UserVoice page to share and vote on ideas about new features in Configuration Manager.
The Configuration Manager team
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