InfoWorld's J. Peter Bruzzese interviewed Gotham's Ron Barrett about his experience using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
Bruzzese: What have you found to be the most impressive aspects of Configuration Manager?
Barrett: First and foremost, the switch to user-centric management is huge. In an era when BYOD (bring your own device) has become the rule rather than the exception, IT needs to find a way to bring users the productivity they crave while maintaining control over the corporate data. Configuration Manager's application delivery model makes that possible.
In addition, the new look of the management console makes navigating and management even easier. Microsoft has also added endpoint protection and the software update roles using WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) to centrally manage a system from OS deployment to the decommissioning of a system. SCCM 2012 is meant to handle everything that system needs in between. And in working with it over the last seven months, it all works very well.