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ConfigMgr CB 1610 Software updates dashboard

One of the nice new enhancements that came with the recently released 1610 update for ConfigMgr current branch is the Software Updates Dashboard. This dashboard is available in the Monitoring > Overview > Security section in the ConfigMgr console

If you haven’t installed update 1610 yet, here is what the dashboard looks like:

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Update 1610 available for ConfigMgr Current Branch

Update 1610 is available for ConfigMgr Current Branch. The update will be rolled out globally in the next few weeks. You can run a script to enable fast ring to get the update now. ConfigMgr 1610: Enable Early Update Ring

Some of the new features include:

Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics integration allows you to assess and analyze device readiness and compatibility with Windows 10 to allow smoother upgrades.

Office 365 Servicing Dashboard and app deployment to clients features help you to deploy Office 365 apps to clients as well as track Office 365 usage and update deployments.

Software Updates Compliance Dashboard allows you to view the current compliance status of devices in your organization and quickly analyze the data to see which devices are at risk.

Cloud Management Gateway provides a simpler way to manage Configuration Manager clients on the Internet. You can use the ConfigMgr console to deploy the service in Microsoft Azure and configure the supported roles to allow cloud management gateway traffic.

Client Peer Cache is a new built-in solution in Configuration Manager that allows clients to share content with other clients directly from their local cache with monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.

Enhancements in Software Center including customizable branding in more dialogs, notifications of new software, improvements to the notification experience for high-impact task sequence deployments, and ability for users to request applications and view request history directly in Software Center.

New remote control features including performance optimization for remote control sessions and keyboard translation.

This release also includes new features for customers using Configuration Manager connected with Microsoft Intune. Some of the new feature include:

New configuration item settings and improvements now only show settings that apply to the selected platform. We also added lots of new settings for Android (23), iOS (4), Mac (4), Windows 10 desktop and mobile (37), Windows 10 Team (7), Windows 8.1 (11), and Windows Phone 8.1 (3).

Lookout integration allows to check device’s compliance status based on its compliance with Lookout rules.

Request a sync from the admin console improvement allows you to request a policy sync on an enrolled mobile device from the Configuration Manager console.

Support for paid apps in Windows Store for Business allows you to add and deploy online-licensed paid apps in addition to the free apps in Windows Store for Business.

For more info see What’s new in version 1610 of System Center Configuration Manager

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