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Recast’s Endpoint Management Recap – Vol. 52

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Welcome to Recast’s Endpoint Management Recap, Vol. 52 – by Daniel Engberg

Hello!

I hope you are doing well! Here in Sweden, it’s been a very cold April, with many lows (snow) and some warmer weather (10+C). It looks like May is going to be much better, though!

This month, we have a new release of ConfigMgr, 2403, with some great updates. You can read more about them in the Microsoft Product Announcement section.

Have a great May!

– Daniel Engberg

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This month, Microsoft has announced the release of Configuration Manager version 2403, which brings several significant enhancements directly from their development team. These updates aim to enhance your management capabilities and security protocols:

  • Microsoft Entra ID: Microsoft Azure Active Directory has been rebranded to Microsoft Entra ID in Configuration Manager, reflecting Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to streamline identity services.
  • New Features in Console: Experience improved efficiency with features such as an automated diagnostic dashboard for software update issues, a centralized search box for more straightforward navigation, and better-organized script folders.
  • Communication Security Enhancements: Microsoft has increased security measures by mandating HTTPS or Enhanced HTTP for all client communications, phasing out support for HTTP-only.
  • OS Deployment for ARM 64 Devices: There is enhanced support for deploying Windows 11 on ARM 64 devices and significant improvements to task sequences.
  • Deprecated and Blocked Features: Microsoft is ending support for Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 site roles and blocking upgrades if the classic CMG V1 runs. System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) support will end in January 2024.

For more detailed information on these updates, check out the official release notes from Microsoft:

Products

Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) [What’s New Page]

Microsoft ConfigMgr [What’s New Page] [Tech Community] [Virtual Hub][MS Q\A][Reddit][Feedback]

Microsoft 365 [What’s New Page]

Microsoft Intune [What’s New Page]

Microsoft Windows [What’s New Page]

Security Alerts and Info [Microsoft Security Portal – Security Update Guide]

Other

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Podcasts / Blog Series / Video Blogs‍

Blog Posts

Intune
ConfigMgr
Windows 11 & 365
Cloud Security
 Other SysAdmin Info
Tool Updates
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Recast Software recently hosted a third Community Coffee Break Series webinar on Inventory and Visibility with Right Click Tools. Watch the recording here:

The first two Coffee Break webinars in the series can be found here:

Check out our newest blog posts as well:

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‍Thank you for checking out Recast’s Endpoint Management Recap – Vol. 52. Stay tuned for more helpful content coming your way next month.

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