Configuration Manager Moves Toward the Clouds

  • Configuration Manager client management increasingly relies on Microsoft-hosted services.
  • Customers with mission-critical deployments of Windows clients and servers on-premises should plan on deploying the longer-term releases and avoid the rapid updates.

Recent Current Branch releases of Configuration Manager use Microsoft-hosted services to address limitations for managing mobile and occasionally-connected machines. The Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB), in contrast, continues to support the traditional management model.

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