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Update 2012 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. We’ve simplified the Windows 10 Servicing dashboard to make it more relevant. The new Quality Update Versions chart displays the top five revisions of Windows 10 across your devices. The Latest Feature Update chart shows the number of devices that installed the latest feature update. The Windows 10 Usage chart, showing the distribution of Windows 10 major releases, was renamed to Feature Update Versions. Servicing plan and Windows 10 ring information were removed from the dashboard.
Learn more about the Windows 10 Servicing dashboard changes.
This preview release also includes:
Task sequence error shows more check readiness details - Based on your UserVoice feedback, the task sequence progress can now display more information about readiness checks. If a task sequence fails because the client doesn't meet the requirements configured in the Check readiness task sequence step, the user can now see more details about the failed prerequisites. They still see the common "task sequence error" message, but can now select an option to Inspect. This action shows the checks that failed on the device.
Tenant Attach: Application details - When tenant attach is enabled, the applications pane in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center will show an Error Description if the application status is Failed. The Learn more link for application installation error will take you to an article where you can review the code and troubleshooting steps.
Windows 10 Servicing dashboard changes - We’ve simplified the Windows 10 Servicing dashboard to make it more relevant. The new Quality Update Versions chart displays the top five revisions of Windows 10 across your devices. The Latest Feature Update chart shows the number of devices that installed the latest feature update. The Windows 10 Usage chart, showing the distribution of Windows 10 major releases, was renamed to Feature Update Versions. Servicing plan and Windows 10 ring information were removed from the dashboard.
Disable application deployments - Based on your UserVoice feedback, you can now disable application deployments. For device-based deployments, when you disable the deployment or object, use the client notification action to Download Computer Policy. This action immediately tells the client to update its policy from the site. If the deployment hasn't already started, the client receives the updated policy that the object is now disabled.
Get console extensions from the Community hub - The Community hub now supports sharing extensions to the Configuration Manager console. When you get an extension from the hub, it's available in a new Console extensions node in the console. Getting an extension from the hub doesn't make it immediately available. First, an administrator has to approve the extension for the site. Then console users can install the extension to their local console.
Access the top queries shared in the Community hub from CMPivot- You can now access the top CMPivot queries shared in the Community hub from on-premises CMPivot. By leveraging pre-created CMPivot queries shared by the broader community, CMPivot users gain access to a wider variety of queries. On-premises CMPivot accesses the Community hub and returns a list of the top downloaded CMPivot queries. Users can review the top queries, customize them, and then run on-demand. This improvement gives a wider selection of queries for immediate usage without having to construct them and also allows information sharing on how to build queries for future reference.
Community hub support for application content - This release continues to iterate on the scenario to share apps via the Community hub. You can now download linked content for Windows Installer apps in the hub. This improvement helps you to easily get a fully functional app from the Configuration Manager community.
OneTrace support for jump lists - Support Center OneTrace now supports jump lists for recently opened files. Jump lists let you quickly go to previously opened files, so you can work faster.
There are now three methods to open recent files in OneTrace:
- Windows taskbar jump list
- Windows Start menu recently opened list
- In OneTrace from File menu or Recently opened tab.
Improved user experience and security with Software Center custom tabs - Since current branch version 1906, you can add up to five custom tabs to Software Center. These custom tabs let you give your users easy access to common web apps and other sites. Previously, to display websites Software Center used the Windows built-in Internet Explorer browser control. Starting in this release, Software Center can now use the Microsoft Edge WebView2 browser control. The WebView2 browser control provides improved security and user experience. For example, more websites should work with these custom tabs without displaying script errors or security warnings.
PowerShell release notes preview - These release notes summarize changes to the Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlets in technical preview version 2012.
Update 2012 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2010 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.
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