Whats new in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1708

Microsoft recently released Technical Preview 1708 and with it came some new cool features.

SOFTWARE CENTER CUSTOMIZATION

Add a custom logo, change color in software center and hide tabs. Its all done through the Client Settings for Software Center.

In my example i added a logotype changed the color scheme and disabled the operating system, device compliance and options tab.

The outcome using the Client Settings above.

BUILT IN SUPPORT FOR REBOOTING CLIENTS

This is made through the Client Notification tab
Note This option is only visible when selecting a Collection (Show members) and selecting a single computer.

What the user notification looks like

SCRIPT PARAMETERS

The ability to create Powershell scripts in the console has been around since 1706, in 1707 Microsoft introduced the ability for Configuration Manager to read parameters from the script.
Now in 1708 they expanded the script parameters even further and are now able to detect which parameters are mandatory as well as optional.

MANAGEMENT INSIGHTS

Gives you the ability to see:

  • Empty collections
  • Applications without deployments

Head over to Administration > Management Insights > All Insights to check it out.

 

For more information and documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1708

 

Disclaimer: All information on this blog is offered "as is" with no warranty. It is strongly recommended that you verify all information and validate all scripts in isolated test environments before using them in production environments.