System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview gets update 1705

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Microsoft recently announced the launch of Update 1705 targeted at the System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview.

Check below for a full list of new features included with with Update 1705.

  1. The update removes the Network Access Account requirement for Client Peer Cache

The NAA will be removed so that peer cache source systems will not have to use the NAA to authenticate download location from peers anymore.

  1. High DPI console support arrives

The new release will fix issues related to the way the Configuration Manager console scales and displays different parts of the user interface when it’s viewed on high DPI devices.

  1. The update brings Azure Active Directory Onboarding

You will be able to create a connection between the Configuration Manager (CM) and Azure AD and install and register CM clients with Azure AD identities. By using Azure AD devices, you will not need client certification certificates for HTTPS anymore.

  1. Azure Active Directory (AD) User Discovery

The update will enable user object discovery from Azure AD.

  1. The update improves the end user experience for Office Updates

The UX for Office Updates is improved and users will be able to enjoy better toast notifications, business bar notifications, and an improved countdown experience.

  1. Configure and deploy Windows Defender App Guard policies

You will be able to create and to deploy Windows Defender Guard policies to Windows 10 clients which will protect users by opening suspicious websites in a secured container.

  1. Configuration Manager Update Reset tool is here

A new tool to reset and to restart console updates will come in handy when users have problems downloading or replicating files

  1. The update offers support for SQL Always On asynchronous-commit mode replica

The Configuration Manager will support SQL Always ON secondary replicas that work under asynchronous-commit mode targeted at disaster recovery scenarios.

  1. Operations Management Suite (OMS) added to Azure Services Wizard

You will be able to use Azure Services Wizard to connect CM to Log Analytics in OMS for syncing data from devices.

If you decide to install the Configuration Manager Technical Preview, you can get the necessary files.