View syntax highlighting for scripts and queries in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2010

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Update 2010 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released.

 

To assist you when creating scripts and queries in the Configuration Manager console, you'll now see syntax highlighting. Supported languages for syntax highlighting include PowerShell, JavaScript/JScript, VBScript, and SQL/WQL.

 

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Learn more about syntax highlighting for scripting languages.

 

This preview release also includes:

 

Desktop Analytics support for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC  - For customers who want to shift from long term servicing channel (LTSC) to the semi-annual servicing channel, to have access to new features, services, and other major changes. Starting in this release, you can now enroll LTSC devices to Desktop Analytics to evaluate in your deployment plans.

 

Improvements to scenario health - Technical preview version 2008 added the ability to monitor scenario health, which initially focused on SQL Server Service Broker. In this release, you can now monitor the health of the fast channel used for client actions. If your environment is tenant attached with devices uploaded, this feature helps you see potential issues with client actions from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. You can also use this feature for on-premises client actions. For example, CMPivot, run scripts, and device wake-up.

 

Expanded Windows Defender Application Control management - Windows Defender Application Control enforces an explicit list of software allowed to run on devices. In this technical preview, we've expanded Windows Defender Application Control policies to support devices running Windows Server 2016 or later.

 

Deploy a task sequence to a user - Based on your UserVoice feedback, you can now deploy a non-OS deployment task sequence to a user-based collection. Use the task sequence deployment type of an application to install or uninstall it.

 

Shortcuts to status messages - Based on your UserVoice feedback, you now have an easier way to view status messages for the following objects:

  • Devices
  • Users
  • Content
  • Deployments

Select one of these objects in the Configuration Manager console, and then select Show Status Messages from the ribbon. Set the viewing period, and then the status message viewer opens. The viewer filters the results to the object you selected.

 

Enable user proxy for software update scans - Beginning with the September 2020 cumulative update, HTTP-based WSUS servers will be secure by default. A client scanning for updates against an HTTP-based WSUS will no longer be allowed to leverage a user proxy by default. If you still require a user proxy despite the security trade-offs, a new software updates client setting is available to allow these connections.

 

Improvements to task sequence performance for power plans - Starting in Configuration Manager version 1910, to improve the overall speed of the task sequence, you can activate the Windows power plan for High Performance. Starting in this technical preview release, you can now use this option on devices with modern standby and other devices that don't have that default power plan.

 

Update 2010 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2007 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 use our UserVoice page for ideas about new features.

 

Thanks,

The Configuration Manager team

 

Configuration Manager Resources:

Documentation for Configuration Manager Technical Previews

Try the Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch

Documentation for Configuration Manager

Microsoft Endpoint Manager announcement

Microsoft Endpoint Manager vision statement

Configuration Manager Forums

Configuration Manager Support

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