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Introducing the community hub in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1807

Hello everyone! Update 1807 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager is now available.  In this release we are introducing the new community hub, the place for you to share Configuration Manager scripts, reports, configuration items and more.  It allows you to easily discover useful solutions and then download and import them to your environment directly from the community hub in the console. Try it out and let us know what you think about it.Community Hub node in the Configuration Manager console

Additional new features in this preview release include:

Get and Stay Current

Improvements to third-party software updates – You can now modify the properties of custom third-party software update catalogs.

Cloud Powered

Co-managed device activity sync from Intune – You will now see in the console whether a co-managed device is active with Intune.


Approve application requests via email – You can now configure email notifications for application approval requests.

Repair applications – You can now specify a repair command line for Windows Installer and Script Installer deployment types.

Admin defined offline operating system image servicing drive –  You have a new option in the console to define the drive used to stage temporary data during offline serving of operating system images.

Improvements to run scripts –  When you create and run scripts now you will be able to view the raw or JSON output in a structured format.

Run Scripts JSON output formatted

Update 1807 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations please use the 1806 baseline version of Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch available on the TechNet Evaluation Center. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available.

We would love to hear your thoughts about the latest Technical Preview!  Send us Feedback directly from the console.  You may also use our feedback channels through the Feedback Hub app for product issues, and our UserVoice page for ideas about new features.


The System Center Configuration Manager team

Configuration Manager Resources:

Documentation for System Center Configuration Manager Technical Previews

Try the System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch

Documentation for System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager Forums

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