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New ConfigMgr Current Branch features from 1511 till now! (part 1)

By Henk Hoogendoorn Since December 8, 2015 ConfigMgr Current Branch is Generally Available. This based on version 1511, which stands for November 2015 (MMYY). Since this release (and even before that too), there are monthly features added in Technical Preview, which are merged in public release (1602, 1606). Let’s have a look at new features so far. When available this blogpost will be updated with new releases.

Microsoft did an amazing job on new ConfigMgr features for both standalone and hybrid environments. Really love the speed on new builds and update experience. Remember: When you want to go fast with Windows, you need to go fast with ConfigMgr too! πŸ™‚

New features in production so far:

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Cloud Proxy Service:
The Cloud Proxy Service provides a simple way to manage ConfigMgr clients on the Internet. The service, which is deployed to Microsoft Azure and requires an Azure subscription, connects to your on-premises ConfigMgr infrastructure using a new role called the cloud proxy connector point. You use the ConfigMgr console to deploy the service and configure the supported roles to allow cloud proxy traffic. Cloud Proxy Service currently only supports the management point, distribution point, and software update point roles.
Device Categories:
You can create device categories, which can …read more

Read more here:: Henk