Enhanced script editing with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2105

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Update 2105 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. Building on improvements in Configuration Manager 2010 for syntax highlighting and code folding, you now have the ability to edit scripts in an enhanced editor. The new editor supports syntax highlighting, code folding, word wrap, line numbers, and find and replace. The new editor is available in the console wherever scripts and queries can be viewed or edited.

Enhanced code editor in ConfigMgr consoleEnhanced code editor in ConfigMgr console

  For more information, see Enhanced Code Editor

 

This preview release also includes:

 

Select VM size for CMG – When you deploy a cloud management gateway (CMG) with a virtual machine scale set, you can now choose the virtual machine (VM) size. The following three options are available:

  • LabB2s
  • StandardA2_v2. This option continues to be the default setting.
  • LargeD2_v3

This control gives you greater flexibility with your CMG deployment. You can adjust the size for test labs or if you support large environments.

 

Support Center dark and light themes - The Support Center tools now offer dark and light modes. Choose to use the system default color scheme, or override the system default by selecting either the dark or light theme.


Updated client deployment prerequisite -
The Configuration Manager client requires the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable component (vcredist_x*.exe). When you install the client, it automatically installs this component if it doesn't already exist. Starting in this release, it now uses the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable version 14.28.29914.0. This version improves stability in Configuration Manager client operations.

 

Change to internet access requirements - To simplify the internet access requirements for Configuration Manager updates and servicing, this technical preview branch release downloads from configmgrbits.azureedge.net. This endpoint is already required, so should already be allowed through internet filters. With this change, the existing internet endpoint for technical preview releases is no longer required: cmupdatepackppe.blob.core.windows.net.

 

PowerShell release notes preview - These release notes summarize changes to the Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlets in technical preview version 2105.

 

For more details and to view the full list of new features in this update, check out our Features in Configuration Manager technical preview version 2105 documentation. 

 

Update 2105 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2103 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 continue to share and vote on ideas about new features in Configuration Manager.

 

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

Configuration Manager Forums

Configuration Manager Support

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