SCCM – version 1511 New Features

The latest version of Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager has been released. (SCCM 1511). While we all expected this to be called SCCM 2016, it is in fact now called SCCM 1511. The new versioning is due to the fact that SCCM update cycle will be frequent. Every new version will be named as SCCM YYMM (Year and Month). Version 1511 was released on the 15th of November, hence 1511.

 The new features as part of this release are as follows;

 Windows 10

  • Windows 10 servicing
  • Sideloading apps in Windows 10
  • Compliance settings for Windows 10


  • Preferred management points
  • Single Primary site supports up to 150k clients and 700k client in a hierarchy
  • Support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines
  • Diagnostics and Usage Data
  • Service a server cluster
  • Support for SQL Server AlwaysOn for highly available databases
  • Integration with Windows Update for Business


  • Natively manage Office 365 desktop client update
  • Deploy Windows Business Store applications
  • Support for multiple Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Client deployment status in console monitoring
  • Schedule and run the WSUS clean up task from the Configuration Manager console
  • Updates and servicing
  • Client piloting to preproduction
  • Software Center

Operating System Deployment

  • Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence
  • Windows PE Peer Cache

Mobile Device Management

  • Mobile device management (MDM) feature parity between Intune stand-alone and Configuration Manager
  • Mobile Application Management
  • Data protection for mobile devices
  • On-premises mobile device management (MDM)
  • App deployment to Windows 10 devices with on-premises MDM
  • Certificate provisioning is supported for Windows 10 devices that you manage using on-premises mobile device management.
  • Improved workflow for creating mobile device configuration items
  • Bulk enrollment of Windows 10 devices with on-premises MDM
  • Wipe and retire for on-premises mobile device management

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