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What’s New in the Documentation for Configuration Manager

Updated: May 29, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Use this topic to find out about recent changes and additions to the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager documentation library. After the release, the documentation might be updated for new information, to incorporate customer feedback, and to make any corrections that might be required.

You can use the Configuration Manager Documentation Team Twitter feed to be notified about recent updates.

If you are looking for downloadable versions of the documentation library, visit the Microsoft Download Center.

In the release publication of the library, the following guides include information to help you be successful with Configuration Manager:

 

Guide Description

Getting Started with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This guide helps you get started with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with an introduction to the product, what’s new and changed since Configuration Manager 2007, basic concepts, and some frequently asked questions.

Site Administration for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This guide provides the information to help you plan, install, configure, and maintain System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This information includes how to run Setup for the product.

Migrating Hierarchies in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This guide provides information about migrating an existing Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Deploying Clients for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This guide provides information to help you plan, install, configure, and manage client deployment in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This information includes enrolling mobile devices with Configuration Manager and how to manage mobile devices by using the Exchange Server connector.

Deploying Software and Operating Systems in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This guide provides information to help you plan, configure, and manage the deployment of software and operating systems in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Assets and Compliance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This guide provides information to help you manage your devices (computers and mobile devices) in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Security and Privacy for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This guide contains security-related information from the other Configuration Manager guides and privacy statements for the product.

For a glossary of terms and definitions, see Glossary for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

The following sections describe new topics and significant updates to existing topics for the release of Configuration Manager SP2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1.

Minor updates to topics are not included.

 

Topic More information

What's New in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

Contains information about the new features and functionality introduced in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2.

 

Topic More information

List of Reports in Configuration Manager

New topic that contains a list of all Configuration Manager reports that you can run.

Planning for Boundaries and Boundary Groups in Configuration Manager

Added information about how to configure preferred management points for each primary site.

Planning to Use Extensions in Configuration Manager

Clarifies that all previously released extensions for Microsoft Intune are now incorporated into the product and will no longer appear in the Extensions for Microsoft Intune node of the Configuration Manager console.

Configuring High-Risk Deployment Settings in Configuration Manager

New topic that details how you can manage the behavior for high-risk task sequence deployments.

 

Topic More information

How to Install Clients on Windows-Based Computers in Configuration Manager

Added information that you can now set an option for automatic client upgrade to exclude servers

How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Exchange

Added details about the new Conditional Access Email Notification Account.

How to Install Clients on Mac Computers in Configuration Manager

Clarified that Mac clients can't connect to a management point that uses a database replica.

Help protect your data with remote wipe, remote lock, or passcode reset using Configuration Manager

Added that you can now remote lock, or reset the passcode on iOS, Android, or Windows Phone 8 and later devices from the Configuration Manager console.

Enroll Corporate-owned iOS Devices Using the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) in Configuration Manager

New topic that details how you can use the Apple Device Enrollment Program to enroll and manage new devices in your organization.

Manage Mobile Devices with Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

Updated to include the latest information.

 

Topic More information

How to Use Application Supersedence in Configuration Manager

Updated with the latest information to clarify how supersedence relationships work with dependent applications.

How to Create Applications in Configuration Manager

Added that you can now deploy iOS apps that are free of charge from the app store.

How to Control Apps Using Mobile Application Management Policies in Configuration Manager

New topic that shows you how mobile application management (MAM) policies let you modify the functionality of compatible apps to help bring them into line with your company compliance and security policies.

Manage Internet access using managed browser policies with Configuration Manager

New topic that details how you can use the managed browser app to restrict the web sites that users can visit from their devices.

How to Manage Task Sequences in Configuration Manager

Updated to include the latest information.

Task Sequence Steps in Configuration Manager

Updated to include the latest information.

How to Manage the Driver Catalog in Configuration Manager

Updated to include the latest information.

Planning for App-V Integration with Configuration Manager

Clarified the App-V versions supported by System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1.

 

Topic More information

How to Create Mobile Device Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Revised to include information about the different types of settings you can include in a mobile device configuration item.

General settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

New topic that contains information about the different security settings you can configure in a mobile device configuration item.

This includes new settings for Samsung KNOX devices

Kiosk Mode Settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

New topic that details the kiosk mode settings you can configure that allow you to lock a managed mobile device to only allow certain features to work.

Custom Settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

New topic that details how you can configure custom settings for mobile devices that are not available in a mobile device configuration item.

App Compliance for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

New topic that helps you create app compliance policies which ensure that apps installed on Microsoft Intune managed mobile devices are compliant in your organization.

Conditional Access in Configuration Manager

New topic that introduces you to the capabilities of the conditional access feature in Configuration Manager.

Compliance Policies in Configuration Manager

New topic details how you can use compliance policies to define the rules and settings that a device must comply with in order to be considered compliant by conditional access polices.

Conditional Access for Exchange Email in Configuration Manager

Revised topic (that was originally for the Configuration Manager conditional access extension for Exchange On-premises only, to now include all of the functionality available in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1.

Conditional Access for SharePoint Online in Configuration Manager

New topic that shows you how to use conditional access policies to manage access to SharePoint online from devices that run OneDrive for Business capable apps.

How to Create VPN Profiles in Configuration Manager

Rewritten to include the latest information including that you can now associate apps to a VPN connection on devices that run iOS 7 and later.

Introduction to VPN Profiles in Configuration Manager

Revised to add support for Android devices.

Introduction to Email Profiles in Configuration Manager

Revised to add support for Samsung KNOX devices.

Introduction to Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Revised to clarify that System Center Endpoint Protection can be used to manage endpoint protection on Windows 10 technical preview devices with Windows Defender

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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