Microsoft Endpoint Manager available

With the December 2019 Product Terms, Microsoft takes the first step towards merging System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft Intune into Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a unified, integrated management platform for managing all your endpoints. This allows you to deploy a seamless, end-to-end management solution that combines the functionality, data, and new intelligent actions of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

For further information on Microsoft Endpoint Manager, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-endpoint-manager where you can also download a helpful FAQ.

Microsoft System Center 2019 Feature Updates

Microsoft announced that Microsoft System Center 2019 is generally available and there’s more detail added to the original announcement about the frequency of feature updates.

System Center 2019 moves to the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) but new features are delivered every six months during the mainstream support windows via Update Rollup releases for which you don’t need Software Assurance.

Customers will be eligible to move to System Center 2019 from the previous LTSC release (System Center 2016) as well as the last two Semi-Annual Channel releases (1801 and 1807).

For further information, please visit: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2019/03/07/coming-soon-microsoft-system-center-2019/.

Microsoft System Center 2019 available

Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft System Center 2019. System Center is a suite of individually sold systems management products that collectively simplify the deployment, configuration, management, and monitoring of your infrastructure and virtualized software-defined datacenter, while increasing agility and performance. The core products of the suite are System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). As organizations operate hybrid environments, System Center uses complementary Azure management and monitoring services to augment its capabilities and connected experience across its core products and Data Protection Manager (DPM).

 

The following products will be available with this Microsoft System Center 2019 release:
  • System Center 2019 Datacenter
  • System Center 2019 Standard
  • System Center 2019 Client Management Suite
  • System Center Operations Manager
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • System Center Data Protection
  • System Center Service Manager
  • System Center Configuration Manager (current branch)
  • System Center Endpoint Protection (current branch)
  • Core Infrastructure Server Datacenter
  • Core Infrastructure Server Standard
  • Operations Management Suite (OMS) Automation and Control
  • OMS Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • OMS Insight and Analytics

Microsoft System Center Client Management Suite

Starting January 1, 2017, the System Center Client Management Suite (CMS) license will be split into individual component licenses. The System Center CMS sold as a single license providing client management rights to

  • Data Protection Manager,
  • Operations Manager,
  • Orchestrator and
  • Service Manager

will be transitioned into corresponding four individual component client management licenses.