I continue to produce comparison video with every production release of SCCM CB. This post helps you to go through “Feature Comparison Video SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1702 VS 1706”. The previous week was a busy one because of the release of SCCM CB preview and production version. Being on a business trip didn’t stop me from upgrading my LAB environment to SCCM CB 1706 production version. More details about upgrade process are available in the following post “SCCM CB 1706 in place upgrade video tutorial” here.
Console - SCCM CB 1706 = Version 1706 Console version: 5:00.8540.1300 Site Version: 5.0.8540.1000
In the comparison video tutorial, we see what the SCCM console GUI changes are. What are the new nodes added to 1706 console? Also, we see some deep dives on new features, tools and settings got introduced in SCCM CB 1706 version.
Feature Comparison Video SCCM ConfigMgr CB 1702 VS 1706
There are 24 Features in SCCM CB 1706 where as only 21 in 1702. 3 new feature added in SCCM CB 1706 production release. The important points to note here is there are some pre release features which are still not ready for production release. Those are Cloud Management Gateway, Server Groups, TS Pre Caching Device Guard and Client Peer Cache still in pre release.
NEW FEATURES got introduced in SCCM CB 1706 are :- Create and Run Scripts, Surface Driver Updates and PFX Create are the new features.
Compare the new Tools and Features of SCCM CB 1706
Client Peer Cache support for express installation files for Windows 10 and Office 365. There are improvements for SQL Server Always On Availability Groups.
Update Reset tool is released with SCCM CB 1706 production version. The CMUpdateReset.exe tool helps to fix issues when in-console updates have problems downloading or replicating content to primary servers.
SCCM CB 1706 production release includes improvements for how software update points work with boundary groups.
Improved the integration of SCCM and Azure AD (AAD). These improvements streamline how you configure the Azure services you use with SCCM, and help you to manage clients and users who authenticate through Azure AD.
There are some new Compliance Settings (Configuration Items) for Windows 10 Intune managed clients. The updated/improved categories are Password, Device, Store and Microsoft Edge.
Android for Work configuration items for the Allow data sharing between work and personal profile settings descriptions have been updated.
NEW Compliance Policy Rules in SCCM CB 1706 Production Version
The following are very important compliance policies available in SCCM CB 1706 version. Required Password Type – Either Alphanumeric or Numeric are supported for Windows phone, Windows devices, and iOS.
Block USB debugging on Device, Block apps from unknown sources, and Require threat scan on apps compliance policies are supported for Android Devices.
New additions in Application Management – SCCM CB 1706
We can deploy PowerShell Scripts from SCCM CB 1706 console. Run scripts on collections of Windows client PCs, and on-premises managed Windows PCs. The script runs in nearly REAL TIME on client devices.
NEW MAM Policy setting in SCCM CB 1706 – Block Screen Capture (only for Android), Disable contact sync and Disable printing. Software Updates – Manage Microsoft Surface driver updates, and this is ONLY possible when your SUPs are on SERVER 2016.
SCCM CB 1706 Security Improvement
SCCM CB 1706 has the capabilities to deploy Device Guard policy management. Device Guard is a group of Windows 10 features that are designed to protect PCs against malware and other untrusted software.
What’s new in version 1706 of SCCM CB – Here