Updated May 15, 2015: Yesterday the latest service pack, for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, was released. With the new functionalities in this service pack it’s now also possible to perform the same remote device actions in ConfigMgr 2012. The look-and-feel is an exact match with everything described in this post about the first technical preview of ConfigMgr vNext.
This morning I’ve started exploring the technical preview of ConfigMgr vNext. I’ve been quite busy tweeting about the stuff I could easily find, but I would also like to devote a small blog post to some new features, from a ConfigMgr perspective, for mobile devices. The reason for that is because it’s cool and because the speed of it scared the crap out of me. For mobile devices new actions are added to remotely reset the passcode of the mobile device and to remotely lock the mobile device.
Disclaimer: This blog post is based on ConfigMgr vNext Technical Preview (5.00.8239.1000). The configurations described in this post might change in future releases.
Let’s start with the first new action for mobile devices, which is to remotely reset the passcode of a mobile device.
And now continue with the second new action for mobile devices, which is to remotely lock a mobile device.