Update 2004 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. With this release you can now see client details including collections, boundary group membership, and real-time client information for a specific device in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
Client details view in MEM admin console
Note: The client details view is still in development and may vary from this visual.
Improvements to CMPivot – This release has the following improvements:
We've added the ability to run CMPivot from an individual device or multiple devices from the devices node without needing to select a device collection. This improvement makes it easier for people, such as those working as the Helpdesk persona, to create CMPivot queries for specific devices outside a pre-created collection.
Additionally, upon returning devices within a query list view, you can select Device Pivot on one or more devices and then pivot and query on just those devices to drill in further. This change allows you to drill in without querying the larger set of devices from the original collection.
We've also converged CMPivot standalone and CMPivot launched from the admin console. When you launch CMPivot from the admin console, it uses the same underlying technology as CMPivot standalone to give you scenario parity.
Notifications from Microsoft - You can now choose to receive notifications from Microsoft in the Configuration Manager console. These notifications help you stay informed about new or updated features, changes to Configuration Manager and attached services, and issues that require action to remediate.
Copy discovery data from the console -Based on your UserVoice feedback, you can now copy discovery data from devices and users in the console. Copy the details to the clipboard or export them all to a file. These new actions make it easier for you to quickly get this data from the console. For example, copy the MAC address of a device before you reimage it.
Support for PowerShell version 7 - The Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlet library now offers preliminary support for PowerShell 7. PowerShell 7 support is in preview and isn't intended for use in production environments.
Improvement to Format and partition disk task sequence step -Based on your UserVoice feedback, you can use a task sequence variable to specify the target of the Format and Partition Disk step. This new variable option supports more complex task sequences with dynamic behaviors. For example, a custom script can detect the disk and set the variable based on the hardware type. Then you can use multiple instances of this step to configure different hardware types and partitions.
Management insight rules for OS deployment - This release includes additional management insight rules to help you manage the policy size of task sequences. When the size of the task sequence policy exceeds 32 MB, the client fails to process the large policy. The client then fails to run the task sequence deployment.
Large task sequences may contribute to exceeding maximum policy size
Total policy size for task sequences exceeds policy limit
Update 2004 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2002 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.