It has been a while since CSM for SCCM was previously updated, but it will receive an update on 14th of December. New 1.0.5085 version includes some new features and minor issues fixes.

You can find the list of new features and how to utilize them from below.

 

Support for Windows 11 

CSM for SCCM supports now officially Windows 11! Application packages already supported Windows 11 since its release, but CSM was previously unable to add Windows 11 into application’s requirement in SCCM.

In addition to Windows 11, also Server 2019 and 2022 are now supported.

Support for new operating systems doesn’t require any configuration changes in CSM.

 

Remove old application versions

CSM can now remove old application versions from SCCM and also installation media from its content location, in order to save disk space and make SCCM prettier.

This feature will be disabled by default, but you can set Retired cleanup setting to Remove retired applications and media from each deployment process, in order to enable it. Old application versions will be removed after new application versions are imported into SCCM.

 

Revision cleanup

Revision cleanup feature removes all unnecessary application revisions that were automatically created during the application import. CSM for SCCM will create deployments after old revisions are removed, in order to mitigate possible issues on applications consisting of multiple dependencies.

This feature will be enabled by default, but you can disable it from Revision cleanup setting in each deployment process.

You can read more about old application version and retired cleanup feature from our documentation: https://docs.software-manager.com/docs/default-software-settings

 

How do you update CSM?

We will release 1.0.5085 version on 14th of December, and CSM will be updated the next time you start up CSM. You can find instructions for update process from here.

 

What else?

In addition to previously discussed features, CSM for SCCM now supports SCCM’s native detection methods on .exe and .msp type applications.

You can find the full list of release notes from our documentation

 

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