Configuration Manager

The first Configuration Manager release of 2022 includes several changes that highlight the product’s increased dependence on Intune, while improving the administration experience.

A new Group Policy Analytics feature of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which appears to replace the formerly free Migration Analysis Tool.

Remote Help, a new add-on capability for Intune, lets administrators connect to a remote Windows device to help a user needing assistance.

Remote Help, a new capability in preview for Intune, will let administrators connect to a remote Windows device to help a user needing assistance.

Microsoft announced that Linux client management will be added to Intune during 2022, but the initial feature set will be quite limited.

A new Intune capability in preview, called custom compliance, will let conditional access query any Windows configuration setting, and it will be available for Linux soon.

The last Configuration Manager release in 2021 includes improved insights on Windows upgrades and improved PowerShell-based management.

A new Windows Update for Business deployment service is intended to help organizations more easily deploy updates to Windows 10 endpoints but has high technical and licensing requirements.

Configuration Manager 2010 became generally available in Nov. 2020.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager can help customers use the intertwined features of Intune and Configuration Manager more efficiently.