Windows updates – July 2014

The July update was released week beginning 14th July 2014.

A YouTube video is available with more information about this update.

SCCM 2012 – new Desktop management tool

The UoD IT Desktop team, CAMS, CLS and some college IT analysts are working together to migrate the Central Learning and Teaching (CLT) desktop to a new Desktop management tool called Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 2012 for short.

The migration to SCCM 2012 will allow us to remove ZENworks as the primary Desktop Management tool at the University. This new tool will help us deploy operating systems and applications as well as report on asset inventory and application usage.

A large part of this migration work involves repackaging approximately 290 applications in time for the start of the academic year 2014/2015. As you can image this is quite a task and it is keeping all those involved pretty busy.

The Managed Desktop will also be migrated to this new tool and will replace Apps on Demand with an Application Catalog (sic). Work will not start on this migration until the CLT Desktop has been deployed.

(Application Catalog example)
SCCM 2012 Application Catalog

The move to SCCM 2012 helps us to reduce our licence costs and align our infrastructure.

If you would like any more information about SCCM 2012 then please do not hesitate to leave a question on the blog.