Managing Office 365 Updates with SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreOFFICE, SCCM59 Comments

SCCM Office 365 updates management is finally integrated to the standard software update process (since the release of SCCM 1602). Prior to this release it was announced as a new features, but it was not completely managed. It was necessary to add Office 365 updates to WSUS manually in order to manage them trough SCCM software update afterward. It’s now manageable natively with the release of SCCM 1602. The integration of Office 365 Updates to SCCM will ease overall management of updates with these key features : Centralized management Standard Software Update Ability to use Automatic Deployment Rules Easier distribution to branch offices with Software Update packages Applications can run while updating Before this integration, Office 365 Updates needed to : Manually downloaded Manually distributed or to create a package than distribution on Distribution Point Application need to be shut down before the update This post will explain how to natively manage Office 365 desktop client … Read More

Step-by-step SCCM 1511 Migration to New Hardware

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM134 Comments

Update 2018-04-05 : See our new guide that covers this topic and gives all up-to-date scenario With the latest version of SCCM 1511, many admins will be tempted to move to latest operating system and SQL versions. Considering Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL 2008 R2 are already on extended support and the way SCCM 1511 is designed for future upgrades, it can be good time to do a SCCM 1511 migration with the latest OS and SQL. As of now, all system roles of SCCM 1511 are supported on Windows Server 2008 R2, but if you are planning to use Windows 10 Servicing, you must use WSUS 4.0 from Windows Server 2012 and up. If you’re planning this scenario, you have 2 choices : Install a new server with SQL and use backup/restore function before upgrading to 1511. In that case, we recommend doing it in the following steps : Backup/restore on the new OS (The new machine … Read More