sccm2012-logoToday is another big day in the history of System Center Configuration Manager. Service Pack 1 is released and General Available for you! You can download it here. Service Pack 1 fits in Microsofts Cloud OS vision. More on the Cloud OS here and here Microsofts Cloud OS.

Service Pack 1 will fix some issues with the RTM version of Configuration Manager 2012 but also adds loads of new features and enhancements. See the list below:

Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 adds for instance the following major features:

  • Support for Windows 8
  • Support for Windows 8 To Go
  • Support for Windows Server 2012
  • Support for MAC OS X, Linux Distributions (Redhat, Suse, Solaris), download the clients here.
  • Support for App-V 5, Android, Windows 8 apps, IOS applications, MAC OS X applications.
  • Manage Windows Intune via Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Console.
  • Powershell 3.0 Support with
  • Support for adding a CAS to a stand-alone Primary Site
  • Support for Windows 8 RT tablets
  • Support for Cloud Distribution Points in Windows Azure
  • Fallback support to Microsoft Update (see earlier blog)
  • Use a upstream WSUS server as source for Software Update Point
  • Real-time administrative actions for Endpoint Protection tasks
  • And loads of other minor and big changes

To summarize, Service Pack 1 is a very welcome pack that will make our days as Configuration Manager Administrators more easy 🙂 A big thanks to the Configuration Manager team for creating this nice Service Pack 🙂

Download other Service Pack 1 resources:

Check out these links before installing the Service Pack1:

See my earlier blogs in the series about my top 10 new features in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1:

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