Paul Gregory | 10 September 2012
I do not normally spend too much time talking about service packs in my blogs, let alone service packs that are in beta but SP1 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is different.
The reason for this is because this Service Pack is so much more than some fixes. It actually addresses major functionality scenarios customers have been asking for and dramatically increases the client support within Configuration Manager 2012. The headline features include:
- Deployment and management of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
- Distribution point for Windows Azure to help reduce infrastructure costs
- Automation of administrative tasks through PowerShell support
- Management of Mac OS X clients and Linux and UNIX servers
- Install a Central Administration Site after the Primary Site has been deployed
- Windows 8 To Go deployment support
- Policy management for client side caching, roaming profiles and folder redirection
- 3G/4G Network detection and management to control costs when deploying applications
Please Note: This product is for test only and not certified or support for production use.