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Update 2104 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. You can now get BitLocker recovery keys for a tenant-attached device from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. For example, a help desk technician who doesn't have access to Configuration Manager could use the web-based admin center to help an end user get a recovery key for their device. Since this feature is still in preview, you need to access it from the Admin center preview option from the Configuration Manager console of the technical preview branch.
For more information, see Tenant attach: BitLocker recovery keys.
This preview release also includes:
Tenant Attach: Historical inventory data in resource explorer - Resource explorer can display a historical view of the device inventory in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. Since this feature is still in preview, you'll need to access it from the Admin center preview option from the Configuration Manager console of the technical preview branch.
Tenant attach: Offboarding - While we know customers get enormous value by enabling tenant attach, there are rare cases where you might need to offboard a hierarchy. For example, you may need to offboard following a disaster recovery scenario where the on-premises environment was removed. Starting with Technical Preview 2104, you can now offboard a selected hierarchy.
Support layered keyboard driver during OS deployment - Based on your feedback, this release adds support for layered keyboard drivers during OS deployment. This driver specifies other types of keyboards that are common with Japanese and Korean languages.
Run software updates evaluation from deployment status - You can now right-click and notify devices to run a software updates evaluation cycle from the software update deployment status. You can target a single device under the Asset Details pane or select a group of devices based on their deployment status.
Improvements to Support Center - Starting in this technical preview, the Content view in the Support Center Client Tools has been renamed to Deployments. From Deployments, you can review all of the deployments currently targeted to the device. The new view is grouped by Category and Status. The view can be sorted and filtered to help you find the deployments you're interested in. Select a deployment in the results pane to display more information in the details pane.
Improvements to CMTrace - This release includes multiple performance improvements to the CMTrace log viewer. Configuration Manager automatically installs this tool in several locations. If you have a copy of CMTrace in another location, consider removing it and using a copy in one of the default paths or updating it to the latest version.
PowerShell release notes preview - These release notes summarize changes to the Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlets in technical preview version 2104.
Update 2104 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.
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