The latest news is that SCCM CB Release has Changed 2 Versions per year in March (xx03) and September (xx09). This was expected and reported by HTMD Community with the post – Windows Client OS Release Cycle Getting Changed to 3 Years.
Balasubramanian Delli announced via Tech Community post that the Release Cadence Changes to Microsoft Configuration Manager. As per his update, the next release of Microsoft Configuration Manager after 2303 will be in September 2023, version 2309.
We think that Microsoft has focused more on the SCCM QUALITY of service rather than new features. The quality point is also highlighted in Bala’s blog post as well. This is good news for customers so that they can concentrate on priority migrations to Microsoft Intune or Windows 11, etc.
SCCM Technical Preview version cadence will also get changed from 12 releases to 4 per year. Let’s find out the end of support dates for the SCCM Current Branch. We don’t see any comments on that yet from Microsoft.
How many SCCM Releases will have per year?
2 releases after the 2023 March release.
Why Microsoft is changing the SCCM release cycle?
More to deliver QUALITY service than new features and to get aligned with Windows Release Cycle.
In which months Microsoft Configuration Manager will be released?
March (xx03), and September (xx09). Example – 2303, 2309, 2403, 2409
What would be the Release Cycle for SCCM Technical Preview Versions?
When will Microsoft Release SCCM Baseline Versions?
Baseline versions would be part of the March releases. For example, 2303, 2403, 2503, etc…
What would be the number of Months of Support Life Cycle of SCCM CB Versions?
18 months as per Microsoft, the same as the previous support life cycle.
New Support Model for SCCM | SCCM CB Release has Changed 2 Versions per year
Microsoft has not specifically announced any changes in the support model for SCCM CB while releasing this post. At the moment, it’s something similar to:
- Each SCCM update version remains in support for 18 months from its general availability release date.
SCCM CB Release Life Cycle
You can find more details about supported versions of SCCM here. End of Support Dates for SCCM CB Current Branch?
|Availability Date||Support End Date||Life Span|
|2409||September 2024||March 2026||18 Months|
|2403||March 2024||September 2025||18 Months|
|2309||September 2023||March 2025||18 Months|
|2303||April 2023?||Oct 2024?||18 Months|
|2211||December 5, 2022||June 5, 2024||18 Months|
|2207||12th August 2022||12th February 2024||18 Months|
|2203||8th April 2021||October 6, 2023||18 Months|
|2111||December 1, 2021||June 1, 2023|
Resource – Release Cadence Changes to Microsoft Configuration Manager – Microsoft Community Hub
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2 thoughts on “SCCM CB Release has Changed 2 Versions per Year | March and September”
I believe, this is typo.
Microsoft “started” more “confusing” on the QUALITY of service rather than news features, as per the blog post from Bala.
Oops ..we fixed it now.