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The Definitive Guide To Microsoft's X-as-a Service End-of-Life & Version Roadmap

Everything you need to know about the current versions, end-of-life dates, and support timelines for Windows 10, Office 365, Windows 10 Server, and ConfigMgr (SCCM). We recommend you bookmark this page as we will update it frequently with the latest releases.

Introduction

Trying to keep track of all the different release dates, support timelines, and new features added in Microsoft's growing X-as-a-Service product portfolio can be exhausting, if not aggravating. To save you the headache and the time, we have collated all the available information in a handy, one-page document that we will update on a frequent basis. We will walk you through:

Each section will have a short introduction followed by tabs. The introduction will include the must-know facts, current support schedules, and more. The tabs will begin with an outline of the currently supported versions and their end-of-life dates (first tab), and subsequent tabs will give additional details for each version.

 

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Windows 10 (Windows-as-a-Service)

Since Windows 10 debuted in July of 2015, Microsoft has made several changes to their Windows-as-a-Service support model, including changes to:

  • Naming conventions for releases (e.g., Current Branch becomes Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted))
  • Support timelines for enterprise and education customers (e.g., extending support to 18 and now 30 months for some releases)
  • Release schedules and types of releases (e.g., adopting a twice-a-year rollout in the fall and spring)

The current release schedule sees Microsoft issuing two feature updates a year — one in the spring and one in the fall. With this fast cadence of releases, enterprise customers requested, and received an extended support timeline for most versions of Windows 10.

  • For those organizations that move faster and want the latest features, every Spring and Fall release should be adopted within the 18 month support window..
  • The Fall Update, with its 30 months of support, gives slower-moving enterprises more time to test and migrate before the release is deemed end of life. Also, if Microsoft keeps with their most recent change, where the Fall Update is a "service pack" of the Spring Update, then the Fall Update is a safer choice for enterprises.
  • Current Versions (Overview)
  • 1909 Details
  • 1903 Details
  • 1809 Details

Currently supported versions of Windows 10:

  • 1909 - Released 12 Nov 2019 - EOL 10 May 2022*
  • 1903 - Released 21 May 2019 - EOL 8 Dec 2020*
  • 1809 - Released 13 Nov 2018 - EOL 11 May 2021*
  • 1803 - Released 30 Apr 2018 - EOL 10 Nov 2020*
  • 1709 - Released 17 Oct 2017 - EOL 14 Apr 2020*

*All dates sourced from Microsoft's Windows Lifecycle Factsheet

Fall Updates Are Now Service Packs?

In a July 2019 post from Microsoft, John Cable, director of program management, Windows servicing and delivery, talked about how the fall update will scale back on new features and instead focus on delivering the new update with less disruption of day-to-day business.

This change seems to be in response to enterprises that have been slower to migrate, as now the fall update should be a more stable version than the previous version, 1809, which had its share of issues. Plus, it has a longer 30-month support window.

According to Microsoft, "Windows 10, version 1909 is a scoped set of features for select performance improvements, enterprise features and quality enhancements." Below are some of the key changes in this limited release.

Windows 10 1909 Features & Key Updates

  • Security
    • Windows Defender Credential Guard now available for ARM64 devices
    • Key-rolling & Key-rotation to help prevent accidental recovery password disclosure
    • Experimental version of Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is switched off by default
  • Virtualization
    • Enhanced sandbox controls
    • Multiple fixes to Containers on Windows
  • Windows Virtual Desktop is now available globally
  • Desktop Analytics is now available globally
  • Ability to run Win32 apps without leaving the security of S mode

For a complete list of new features, click here.

Windows 10 1903 Features & Key Updates

  • SetupDiag version 1.4.1 - This command-line tool helps to diagnose why a Windows 10 update failed. It works by searching log files and matching to a known and continually updated set of rules
  • Improvements related to updating Windows:
    • Delivery Optimization - Improved peer efficiency
    • Automatic Restart Sign-On (ARSO) - After an update, Windows will log back on as the user and lock the device to finish the update process
    • Windows Update for Business, Update rollback improvements, pause updates, and more
  • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
    • Advanced IT admin control to define "deny and allow" URL lists
    • Extended control to combat ransomware, credential misuse, and attacks through removable storage
    • Extended platform support - macOS, Linux, Windows Server, etc.
  • Identity Protection - Windows Hello is now a FIDO2 authenticator, Remote Desktop with Biometrics, and password-less sign-in options
For a complete list of new features, click here.

Windows 10 1809 Features & Key Updates

  • Security enhancements
    • Current Threats area shows all threats that need to be addressed, and the ability to take action
    • Controlled folder access and app blocking to combat ransomware
    • BitLocker can be enabled even if devices don't pass HSTI - Hardware Security Test Interface
    • Improvement to Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) and Windows Security Center
    • New Microsoft Edge Group Policies, firewall support for Windows Subsystem Linux, multiple major enhancements to Windows Defender ATP
  • Cloud Clipboard - Copy content between devices
  • Kiosk experience - Setup a device as a digital sign or kiosk
  • RegEd improvement, faster sign-in on a shared PC, and web sign-in for PCs
  • Smartphone app to instantly share pictures from your Android phone to your PC
  • Improved wireless projection experience - easier to know when you are projecting and when you've disconnected
For a full list of 1809 updates, click here.
  • Current Versions (Overview)

    Currently supported versions of Windows 10:

    • 1909 - Released 12 Nov 2019 - EOL 10 May 2022*
    • 1903 - Released 21 May 2019 - EOL 8 Dec 2020*
    • 1809 - Released 13 Nov 2018 - EOL 11 May 2021*
    • 1803 - Released 30 Apr 2018 - EOL 10 Nov 2020*
    • 1709 - Released 17 Oct 2017 - EOL 14 Apr 2020*

    *All dates sourced from Microsoft's Windows Lifecycle Factsheet

  • 1909 Details

    Fall Updates Are Now Service Packs?

    In a July 2019 post from Microsoft, John Cable, director of program management, Windows servicing and delivery, talked about how the fall update will scale back on new features and instead focus on delivering the new update with less disruption of day-to-day business.

    This change seems to be in response to enterprises that have been slower to migrate, as now the fall update should be a more stable version than the previous version, 1809, which had its share of issues. Plus, it has a longer 30-month support window.

    According to Microsoft, "Windows 10, version 1909 is a scoped set of features for select performance improvements, enterprise features and quality enhancements." Below are some of the key changes in this limited release.

    Windows 10 1909 Features & Key Updates

    • Security
      • Windows Defender Credential Guard now available for ARM64 devices
      • Key-rolling & Key-rotation to help prevent accidental recovery password disclosure
      • Experimental version of Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is switched off by default
    • Virtualization
      • Enhanced sandbox controls
      • Multiple fixes to Containers on Windows
    • Windows Virtual Desktop is now available globally
    • Desktop Analytics is now available globally
    • Ability to run Win32 apps without leaving the security of S mode

    For a complete list of new features, click here.

  • 1903 Details

    Windows 10 1903 Features & Key Updates

    • SetupDiag version 1.4.1 - This command-line tool helps to diagnose why a Windows 10 update failed. It works by searching log files and matching to a known and continually updated set of rules
    • Improvements related to updating Windows:
      • Delivery Optimization - Improved peer efficiency
      • Automatic Restart Sign-On (ARSO) - After an update, Windows will log back on as the user and lock the device to finish the update process
      • Windows Update for Business, Update rollback improvements, pause updates, and more
    • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
      • Advanced IT admin control to define "deny and allow" URL lists
      • Extended control to combat ransomware, credential misuse, and attacks through removable storage
      • Extended platform support - macOS, Linux, Windows Server, etc.
    • Identity Protection - Windows Hello is now a FIDO2 authenticator, Remote Desktop with Biometrics, and password-less sign-in options
    For a complete list of new features, click here.
  • 1809 Details

    Windows 10 1809 Features & Key Updates

    • Security enhancements
      • Current Threats area shows all threats that need to be addressed, and the ability to take action
      • Controlled folder access and app blocking to combat ransomware
      • BitLocker can be enabled even if devices don't pass HSTI - Hardware Security Test Interface
      • Improvement to Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) and Windows Security Center
      • New Microsoft Edge Group Policies, firewall support for Windows Subsystem Linux, multiple major enhancements to Windows Defender ATP
    • Cloud Clipboard - Copy content between devices
    • Kiosk experience - Setup a device as a digital sign or kiosk
    • RegEd improvement, faster sign-in on a shared PC, and web sign-in for PCs
    • Smartphone app to instantly share pictures from your Android phone to your PC
    • Improved wireless projection experience - easier to know when you are projecting and when you've disconnected
    For a full list of 1809 updates, click here.

 

Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus is handled differently than Windows 10 upgrades. There are three paths for Office 365 ProPlus upgrades — Monthly Channel, Semi-Annual Channel, and Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted).

  • Monthly Channel - As the name states, a new version is released monthly, giving users the latest features and security upgrades. We will not list the monthly versions, as most enterprises are not able to utilize this path. Here is a list of all monthly releases and builds.

  • Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)- The Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) is lined up with the release of Windows 10 feature upgrades, generally in March and September, although late releases are common. This channel is good for pilot and test users, and those who are not running LOB critical applications, add-ins, or macros. The support window for each version is approximately six (6) months, which starts from the release into the (Targeted) Channel, and ends when the next version is released into the (Targeted) Channel. Notes: Users on this channel will receive the newest version every fall and spring, every six (6) months, and this is not the default option.

  • Semi-Annual Channel - Approximately four (4) months after a version is released in the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted), it gets released into the Semi-Annual Channel, similar to the CB and CBB Windows model that existed. Support for this version ends is 18 months from when it is released into the (Targeted) Channel, effectively giving users on the Semi-Annual Channel 14 months of support. This is the most common path for users in an enterprise environment, since the version has spent about four months being tested by IT and pilot users, as well as the greater consumer community. It is also the default Channel for Office365 ProPlus.

  • Current Versions
  • 1908 Details
  • 1902 Details

Here are the currently supported versions of Office 365

  • 2001 (Monthly) released 30 Jan 2020, EOL when 2002 is released
  • 1908 (Semi-Annual (Targeted)) released 10 Sep 2019, EOL 10 Mar 2020
  • 1908 (Semi-Annual) - Original release into (Targeted) Channel - 10 Sep 2019, released into Semi-Annual Channel 14 Jan 2020, EOL 09 Mar 2021
  • 1902 (Semi-Annual) - Original release into (Targeted) Channel - 12 Mar 2019, released into Semi-Annual Channel 09 Jul 2019, EOL 08 Sep 2020
  • 1808 (Semi-Annual) - Original release into (Targeted) Channel - 11 Sep 2018, released into Semi-Annual Channel 08 Jan 2019, EOL 10 Mar 2020

Office 365 1908 SAC (Targeted) Features & Key Updates

  • Access
    • Clearly and easily switch between all Office 365 work and personal accounts
  • Excel
    • Ideas button to find patterns in your data
    • Animated 3D graphics
    • Collaborated project changes are merged seamlessly with cell style, formatting, etc.
  • Outlook
    • Animated GIFs to create memes
    • Focused Inbox settings are cloud-based to create the same experience across devices
    • No sync limits
    • Can work while moving messages works in the background
  • PowerPoint
    • Quizzes and surveys built-in
    • OneDrive connection to save all updates automatically
  • Word
    • New editing features with Ink editor
    • Focus view for distraction-free work
    • Make your document into a shareable, interactive webpage
    • @mentions to get co-workers attention for input
Click below for:

Office 365 1902 SAC Features & Key Updates

  • Excel
    • Ribbons have a new look, built-in reply box for comments, redesigned start page to get to your work faster
    • Support for HD screens, and for using multiple monitors with different scaling settings
    • Faster VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and MATCH calculations
  • Outlook
    • Read Aloud to listen to your emails and hands-free typing with Dictate
    • Prevent attendees from forwarding your meeting, reserve rooms, and attendee suggestions in Scheduling Assistant
    • Warning when you've been BCC'd, see the URL behind Safe Links, message encryption
  • PowerPoint
    • Hyperlinks in any color you choose (not just blue)
    • Export to 4K video
    • Turn hand-drawn shapes into refined diagrams
  • Word
    • Resume Assistant connection with LinkedIn
    • Faster start with the redesigned ribbon
    • Hands-free typing
    • 3D Animated graphics
Click below for:
  • Current Versions

    Here are the currently supported versions of Office 365

    • 2001 (Monthly) released 30 Jan 2020, EOL when 2002 is released
    • 1908 (Semi-Annual (Targeted)) released 10 Sep 2019, EOL 10 Mar 2020
    • 1908 (Semi-Annual) - Original release into (Targeted) Channel - 10 Sep 2019, released into Semi-Annual Channel 14 Jan 2020, EOL 09 Mar 2021
    • 1902 (Semi-Annual) - Original release into (Targeted) Channel - 12 Mar 2019, released into Semi-Annual Channel 09 Jul 2019, EOL 08 Sep 2020
    • 1808 (Semi-Annual) - Original release into (Targeted) Channel - 11 Sep 2018, released into Semi-Annual Channel 08 Jan 2019, EOL 10 Mar 2020
  • 1908 Details

    Office 365 1908 SAC (Targeted) Features & Key Updates

    • Access
      • Clearly and easily switch between all Office 365 work and personal accounts
    • Excel
      • Ideas button to find patterns in your data
      • Animated 3D graphics
      • Collaborated project changes are merged seamlessly with cell style, formatting, etc.
    • Outlook
      • Animated GIFs to create memes
      • Focused Inbox settings are cloud-based to create the same experience across devices
      • No sync limits
      • Can work while moving messages works in the background
    • PowerPoint
      • Quizzes and surveys built-in
      • OneDrive connection to save all updates automatically
    • Word
      • New editing features with Ink editor
      • Focus view for distraction-free work
      • Make your document into a shareable, interactive webpage
      • @mentions to get co-workers attention for input
    Click below for:
  • 1902 Details

    Office 365 1902 SAC Features & Key Updates

    • Excel
      • Ribbons have a new look, built-in reply box for comments, redesigned start page to get to your work faster
      • Support for HD screens, and for using multiple monitors with different scaling settings
      • Faster VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and MATCH calculations
    • Outlook
      • Read Aloud to listen to your emails and hands-free typing with Dictate
      • Prevent attendees from forwarding your meeting, reserve rooms, and attendee suggestions in Scheduling Assistant
      • Warning when you've been BCC'd, see the URL behind Safe Links, message encryption
    • PowerPoint
      • Hyperlinks in any color you choose (not just blue)
      • Export to 4K video
      • Turn hand-drawn shapes into refined diagrams
    • Word
      • Resume Assistant connection with LinkedIn
      • Faster start with the redesigned ribbon
      • Hands-free typing
      • 3D Animated graphics
    Click below for:

 

Windows 10 Server

Microsoft announced in February 2018 that Windows Server would also join the Modern Lifecycle Policy. Currently, it is broken down into the following two delivery channels: 

Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)

  • On this channel, new versions are released every 2-3 years, have five (5) years of mainstream support and five (5) years of extended support. The new Lifecycle Policy does not affect already deployed versions of Windows Server 2016 or earlier versions.
  • LTSC still receives security and non-security updates, but no new features or functionality.
  • The majority of new features from the semi-annual channel releases get rolled up into the next LTSC version.

Semi-Annual Channel

The Semi-Annual Channel option operates in a similar fashion to Windows 10 and Office 365, with feature updates that are scheduled to be released twice a year (in the spring and fall), and with 18 months of servicing for each from date of release.

Important Support Dates You Should Know

  • Windows Server, version 1803 Datacenter edition and Standard edition went EOL on 12 Nov 2019.
  • Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have also lost support as of 14 Jan 2020 (the same date Windows 7 extended support ends). There is an option to purchase extended support for enterprises that fail to migrate before the deadline.
  • The table below shows the Long-Term Servicing Channel Support (LTSC) timeline
Version Released Mainstream Support EOL Extended Support EOL
Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2 04 Sep 2012 09 Oct 2018 10 Oct 2023
Windows Server 2016 Version 1607 15 Oct 2016 11 Jan 2022 11 Jan 2027
Windows Server 2019 Version 1809 13 Nov 2018 09 Jan 2024 09 Jan 2029

 

  • Starting with Windows Server Version 1803 (SAC), the support structure falls into the new Microsoft Lifecycle scenario.
  • Current Versions
  • 1903 & 1909 SAC Details
  • 1803 LTSC Details

Semi-Annual Channel versions only, see above for LTSC
  • 1809 - Released 13 Nov 2018, support ends 12 May 2020
  • 1903 - Released 21 May 2019, support ends 08 Dec 2020
  • 1909 - Released 12 Nov 2019, support ends 11 May 2021

Windows Server 1903 SAC & 1909 SAC Features & Key Updates

Note: Microsoft has combined the "What's New" for versions 1903 and 1909, as 1909 focused on reliability, performance, and other general improvements, but no new features.

  • Enhanced support for non-Microsoft container services — along with Azure container services, the following are also available
  • Kubernetes v1.14
  • Tigera Calico for Windows with Tigera Essentials subscription
  • DirectX hardware acceleration in containers
  • Task Scheduler and Hyper-V Manager added to Server Core installs
  • Windows Admin Center enhancements
For a complete list of additions, please click here.

Windows Server 2019 Version 1803 (LTSC) Features & Key Updates

  • Desktop Experience - not available in SAC
  • System Insights - Native local predictive analytics capabilities, backed by a machine-learning model
  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection - Deep platform sensors and response actions expose and fight memory and kernel-level attacks
  • Windows and Linux-based containers can be run on the same container host
  • Multiple container improvements including improved integrated identity and better application compatibility
For a full list of new features, click here.
  • Current Versions

    Semi-Annual Channel versions only, see above for LTSC
    • 1809 - Released 13 Nov 2018, support ends 12 May 2020
    • 1903 - Released 21 May 2019, support ends 08 Dec 2020
    • 1909 - Released 12 Nov 2019, support ends 11 May 2021
  • 1903 & 1909 SAC Details

    Windows Server 1903 SAC & 1909 SAC Features & Key Updates

    Note: Microsoft has combined the "What's New" for versions 1903 and 1909, as 1909 focused on reliability, performance, and other general improvements, but no new features.

    • Enhanced support for non-Microsoft container services — along with Azure container services, the following are also available
    • Kubernetes v1.14
    • Tigera Calico for Windows with Tigera Essentials subscription
    • DirectX hardware acceleration in containers
    • Task Scheduler and Hyper-V Manager added to Server Core installs
    • Windows Admin Center enhancements
    For a complete list of additions, please click here.
  • 1803 LTSC Details

    Windows Server 2019 Version 1803 (LTSC) Features & Key Updates

    • Desktop Experience - not available in SAC
    • System Insights - Native local predictive analytics capabilities, backed by a machine-learning model
    • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection - Deep platform sensors and response actions expose and fight memory and kernel-level attacks
    • Windows and Linux-based containers can be run on the same container host
    • Multiple container improvements including improved integrated identity and better application compatibility
    For a full list of new features, click here.

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, ConfigMgr) — Now Part Of Microsoft Endpoint Manager

The release of Windows 10 also changed how Configuration Manager versions are supported and managed. Previously, new versions were released every 3-5 years and coincided with either a new iteration of Windows or had major feature updates. The last such version is System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, or SCCM 2012, which had significant changes to application deployment capabilities. Mainstream support for SCCM 2012, either Service Pack 1 or 2, ended on 11 Jul 2017, with extended support ending on 12 Jul 2022.

The new SCCM-as-a-Service versions started in 2015 to support the Windows-as-a-Service OS. In this new model, new SCCM versions are released several times a year, with the launch version 1511. Initially, each version was supported for 12 months, with Microsoft aiming to release three (3) updates a year — targeting the months February, June, and October. However, actual release dates are usually a month late. To see the full list of changes from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to the Current Branch model, click here.

Starting with version 1710, released 20 Nov 2017, the support schedule changed to 18 months, with 1710 going EOL on 20 May 2019. The 18-month support window is comprised of 2 sections:

  • Security & critical updates - first 4 months
  • Only security updates - remaining 14 months

This schedule is designed to have a new version every four (4) months, with only the most current version receiving both security and critical updates. The previous versions, up to n-4, receive only security updates.

Starting with version 1910, Configuration Manager is now part of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, along with Desktop Analytics, Intune, Autopilot, and other features. Please see the Microsoft FAQ for more info.

There is also a Long-Term Servicing Channel for SCCM, which is based on version 1606, available from October 2016, and will have 10 years of support for critical security updates only. For a full list of the limitations and benefits of the LTSB for SCCM, click here.

  • Current Versions
  • 1910 Details
  • 1906 Details
  • 1902 Details

Currently Supported Branch Versions of SCCM

  • 1806 - Released 31 Jul 2018, EOL 31 Jan 2020
  • 1810 - Released 27 Nov 2018, EOL 27 May 2020
  • 1902 - Released 27 Mar 2019, EOL 27 Sep 2020
  • 1906 - Released 26 Jul 2019, EOL 26 Jan 2021
  • 1910 - Released 29 Nov 2019, EOL 29 May 2021
  •  

SCCM 1910 Features & Key Updates

  • Name change impacts to finding key components
    • The following are now under the Start menu in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager folder
      • Configuration Manager Console
      • Remote Control Viewer
      • Software Center
  • Clear lock on any object in Configuration Manager Console before expiration
  • CMPivot engine enhancements, pushing processing to ConfigMgr client, freeing up network & server CPU load and other CMPivot additions
  • Deploy Microsoft Edge, version 77 and later to users
  • Search the task sequence editor and copy and paste task sequence conditions
  • More granular control over third-party update catalogs, i.e., synchronizing and deploying a category
  • Using Delivery Optimization for distribution of all Windows Update content, for devices running Windows 10 1709 or later
  • Office 365 ProPlus Pilot and Health Dashboard
  • Bitlocker Management including
    • Deploy the BitLocker client to managed Windows devices
    • Manage device encryption policies
    • Generate compliance reports
    • Use an administration and monitoring website for key recovery
    • Access a user self-service portal
For a full list of new features, click here.

SCCM 1906 Features & Key Updates

  • Requires SHA-2 code signing support, due to weakness in the SHA-1 algorithm
  • Site server maintenance tasks can now be viewed and edited from their own tab on the details view of a site server, showing you if the task is enabled or scheduled, last start and completion time, and if it completed successfully
  • Multiple improvements for SQL Always On such as database recreation, Multi-subnet failover, add synchronous replica, etc.
  • Role-based access for folders and objects
  • More control and options on updates, i.e., the maximum amount of run time allowed
  • OS Deployment improvements
    • Task sequence debugger troubleshooting tool (need to enable in prerelease features)
    • Clear app content from cache after setup runs
    • Restart counter for Disable BitLocker task sequence
  • Application Management
    • User categories are now a filter in Software Center
    • Group applications to send to a user or device collection
    • Retry install of a previously approved app, that was failed or was uninstalled
  • Configuration Manager can manage virtual devices using Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure and Office 365
  • CMPivot improvements such as it can now be used as a standalone app (prerelease and only in English) plus additional arithmetic operators, aggregators, and the ability to add query joins
  • App Health Analyzer toolkit is now integrated into Configuration Manager, simplifying deployment and manageability of app readiness insights in Desktop Analytics portal (for more info click here)
For a full list of new features, click here.

SCCM 1902 Features & Key Updates

  • New management insight rules 
    • Update clients to a supported Windows 10 version, for those with out-of-service or nearing EOL (3 months or less) versions
    • Multiple rules with recommendations on managing collections to simplify management and improve performance
  • Stop a cloud management gateway (CMG) service when it exceeds threshold
  • Associate a CMG with a boundary group
  • When using remote control on a client with multiple monitors option to view first screen only 
  • Package Conversion Manager improvements
    • Scheduled package analysis runs every 7 days by default
    • PowerShell cmdlets for analyzing and converting packages
    • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Import a single index of an OS image (WIM) file rather than all image indexes in the file, resulting in smaller image file, faster offline servicing, and optimized image servicing, for a smaller image file after offline servicing
  • Option to remove superseded updates after applying software updates to an OS image
For a complete list of updates in 1902, click here.
  • Current Versions

    Currently Supported Branch Versions of SCCM

    • 1806 - Released 31 Jul 2018, EOL 31 Jan 2020
    • 1810 - Released 27 Nov 2018, EOL 27 May 2020
    • 1902 - Released 27 Mar 2019, EOL 27 Sep 2020
    • 1906 - Released 26 Jul 2019, EOL 26 Jan 2021
    • 1910 - Released 29 Nov 2019, EOL 29 May 2021
    •  
  • 1910 Details

    SCCM 1910 Features & Key Updates

    • Name change impacts to finding key components
      • The following are now under the Start menu in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager folder
        • Configuration Manager Console
        • Remote Control Viewer
        • Software Center
    • Clear lock on any object in Configuration Manager Console before expiration
    • CMPivot engine enhancements, pushing processing to ConfigMgr client, freeing up network & server CPU load and other CMPivot additions
    • Deploy Microsoft Edge, version 77 and later to users
    • Search the task sequence editor and copy and paste task sequence conditions
    • More granular control over third-party update catalogs, i.e., synchronizing and deploying a category
    • Using Delivery Optimization for distribution of all Windows Update content, for devices running Windows 10 1709 or later
    • Office 365 ProPlus Pilot and Health Dashboard
    • Bitlocker Management including
      • Deploy the BitLocker client to managed Windows devices
      • Manage device encryption policies
      • Generate compliance reports
      • Use an administration and monitoring website for key recovery
      • Access a user self-service portal
    For a full list of new features, click here.
  • 1906 Details

    SCCM 1906 Features & Key Updates

    • Requires SHA-2 code signing support, due to weakness in the SHA-1 algorithm
    • Site server maintenance tasks can now be viewed and edited from their own tab on the details view of a site server, showing you if the task is enabled or scheduled, last start and completion time, and if it completed successfully
    • Multiple improvements for SQL Always On such as database recreation, Multi-subnet failover, add synchronous replica, etc.
    • Role-based access for folders and objects
    • More control and options on updates, i.e., the maximum amount of run time allowed
    • OS Deployment improvements
      • Task sequence debugger troubleshooting tool (need to enable in prerelease features)
      • Clear app content from cache after setup runs
      • Restart counter for Disable BitLocker task sequence
    • Application Management
      • User categories are now a filter in Software Center
      • Group applications to send to a user or device collection
      • Retry install of a previously approved app, that was failed or was uninstalled
    • Configuration Manager can manage virtual devices using Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure and Office 365
    • CMPivot improvements such as it can now be used as a standalone app (prerelease and only in English) plus additional arithmetic operators, aggregators, and the ability to add query joins
    • App Health Analyzer toolkit is now integrated into Configuration Manager, simplifying deployment and manageability of app readiness insights in Desktop Analytics portal (for more info click here)
    For a full list of new features, click here.
  • 1902 Details

    SCCM 1902 Features & Key Updates

    • New management insight rules 
      • Update clients to a supported Windows 10 version, for those with out-of-service or nearing EOL (3 months or less) versions
      • Multiple rules with recommendations on managing collections to simplify management and improve performance
    • Stop a cloud management gateway (CMG) service when it exceeds threshold
    • Associate a CMG with a boundary group
    • When using remote control on a client with multiple monitors option to view first screen only 
    • Package Conversion Manager improvements
      • Scheduled package analysis runs every 7 days by default
      • PowerShell cmdlets for analyzing and converting packages
      • General bug fixes and improvements
    • Import a single index of an OS image (WIM) file rather than all image indexes in the file, resulting in smaller image file, faster offline servicing, and optimized image servicing, for a smaller image file after offline servicing
    • Option to remove superseded updates after applying software updates to an OS image
    For a complete list of updates in 1902, click here.
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