New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM? SCCM ConfigMgr 1610 Technical Preview version is ready, and it will appear in your SCCM 1608/1609 TP console. Do you have an SCCM CB technical preview in your lab?

If not, it’s recommended to have one lab with SCCM CB TP so that you will get early access to all the new features before it gets released with the production release of SCCM CB.

Download Baseline Version of Preview SCCM ConfigMgr CB

Download the new baseline version of the SCCM CB 1610 technical preview here.

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New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM
New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

More documentation on SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 TP can be found here. Microsoft changes the Cloud Proxy Point site system name to “Cloud Management Gateway Connection Point”. Following are the some of the very useful features introduced with SCCM 1610 TP:-

  • Out Of Box Configuration Item Settings for Windows Defender
  • Device Thread Protection Maximum Risk Level option in SCCM Compliance Policies
  • Send Sync Request – remote client action from SCCM CB 1610 TP console for Mobile Devices
  • Filter by content size in automatic deployment rules.
  • Improved functionality for required software dialogs
  • In high-risk deployment, such as a task sequence that deploys an operating system, the end-user notification experience is now more intrusive.
  • Deny previously approved application requests
  • Exclude clients from the automatic upgrade

New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM
New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

Out Of Box Configuration Item Settings for Windows Defender. I spend 1 hour finding out and configuring CSP/OMA URI for Windows defender settings in SCCM CB 1606 production version.

New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM
New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

SCCM Compliance policies are a bit catching up. I can’t see loads of things added; however, I noticed one setting for iOS devices compliance policy in SCCM CB 1610 TP. And that is “Device Thread Protection Maximum Risk Level”. This is for the “Lookout for Work” feature, which is getting integrated with SCCM CB 1610 TP? I’m not sure, but I can see the Compliance policies for iOS and Android devices in SCCM CB 1610 TP version. However, a missing part of the SCCM compliance policy is a strong password requirement that should be more granular.

New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM
New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 added a new action Remote Device Action called “Send Sync Request” this is great to send the request to your managed mobile devices to sync the latest policies. If I’m not wrong, this remote action is missing from Intune console.

New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM
New Features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1610 Technical Preview Version Configuration Manager SCCM

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a logger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

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  1. I am trying to download the 1610, I am facing a problem while extracting the files, I have tried several different downloads, and sever different VM’s.

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