What’s new in Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 since Beta 1
So, just a couple of things that we expect to see since the release of Beta 1 which was not in any way complete. Now I’m actually seeing it come together pretty nicely. Here’s what I extracted from the Team Blog.
- Application model – uninstall, supersedence, enhanced detection methods
- Compliance settings – create settings from browse experience (woohoo!), user targeting of configuration baselines, in-console monitoring, conflict reporting
- Software updates – in-console monitoring completed, superseded software update support, automatic deployment of software updates on a schedule (another woohoo!)
- Power management – exclude virtual machines, allow end-user to “opt out”
- Exchange Server connector for mobile devices
- Collections – new include/exclude rules (nice!), organizational folders, incremental evaluation
- Console – the ribbon is here!
- Role-based administration – collections as a means to limit an administrative user
- Boundary groups
- More migrated objects (App-V packages, boundaries, metering, Asset Intelligence, inventory MOF files)
- New UI for MOF editing (yeehaw!)
- Hierarchy – replication monitoring
Don’t I seem like I’m jumping for joy at almost every feature? Read more about the official announcement in their blog post below.