Since the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, I often heard people talking about the fact the Configuration Manager was dead, that 2012 was the last release and that Intune was going to be the near future. Every time I tried to explain that in my opinion Microsoft would not risk their very huge marketshare and the number one position in Client Management space. Yesterday Brad Anderson and his ConfigMgr Team (by Aaron Czechowski) explained the bright future of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / ConfigMgr). Configuration Manager is alive and kicking and it is going to be ready for the future!
In the past Microsoft released every X number of years a major release of, like with Windows Configuration Manager will transition to a servicing model where updates to the product come more frequently without the need to perform complex upgrades or migrations of existing Configuration Manager sites. Via the servicing model the Product Team is able to add new features and fixes more quickly, this way ConfigMgr is ready for the future and able to react quickly on the changes in the very fast moving client management and enterprise mobility space. Really cool if you ask me! This change means that there will be no System Center Configuration Manager 2016 but just System Center Configuration Manager.
Also Aaron explained yesterday the how and when Windows 10 will be supported have a look and notice that in SCCM (vnext) the Configuration Manager Application Catalog and Software Center will finally be combined.
Read the complete blog about the updates and Windows 10 support of Aaron here.
Looking forward to the MVP summit next week and the sessions at MMS!