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What is SCCM System Configuration Manager?

This article provides details about the monthly technical preview branch of Configuration Manager. The technical preview introduces new functionality that Microsoft is working on. It introduces new features that aren’t yet included in the current branch of Configuration Manager. These features might eventually be included in an update to the current branch. Before we finalize the features, we want you to try them out and give us feedback.

Because this release is a technical preview, details and functionality are subject to change.

This information applies to all versions of the Configuration Manager technical preview branch. This article lists each new feature along with the technical preview version in which it first appears. For example, version 2101 for January (01) of 2021 (21). Separate articles dedicated to each preview version detail the individual features.


What’s new in Configuration Manager incremental versions?

Configuration Manager uses an in-console updates and servicing process. This update process makes it easy to discover and install Configuration Manager updates. There are no more service packs or cumulative update versions to track and install. You don’t have to search for the download of the most recent release or updates.

To update the product to a new version of the current branch, use the Configuration Manager console to find and then install in-console updates. A few times each year, Microsoft releases new versions that include product updates. Each version also introduces new features. When you install an update with new features, you can choose to use those features.

Different update versions are identified by year and month. For example, version 1511 identifies November 2015 (the month when Configuration Manager current branch was first released to manufacturing). Later updates have version names like 2002, which indicates an update that was created in February 2020. These update versions are key to understanding the incremental version of your Configuration Manager installation, and what features are available to enable in your environment.