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Microsoft Configuration Manager Now Has Connected Cache Feature: Get It Now!

Microsoft Connected Cache for Configuration Manager Now Generally Available
Unlock new possibilities with faster, more reliable software updates
We are excited to announce that Microsoft Connected Cache for Configuration Manager is now generally available. With Connected Cache, you can improve the experience of deploying software updates to remote locations. This feature is available in Configuration Manager version 1906.

What is Microsoft Connected Cache?
Microsoft Connected Cache is an on-premises solution that helps you reduce the amount of network traffic caused by software updates. It stores content from Configuration Manager in a local cache on the server, reducing the need for devices to download content from a remote distribution point. This also reduces the strain on your network and improves the user experience for branch office workers.

Benefits of Connected Cache
By using Connected Cache, you can reduce the amount of network traffic caused by software updates. This helps to improve the user experience and reduce the strain on your network. Additionally, Connected Cache can help to reduce the time it takes to install software updates. This is especially beneficial for remote locations, where bandwidth may be limited.

Connected Cache is easy to set up and configure. You can use the Configuration Manager console to create and manage the cache, and you can monitor the performance of the cache using the built-in dashboard. Additionally, Connected Cache integrates with existing software update infrastructure, making it easy to deploy and manage.

How to get started with Connected Cache
If you’re ready to get started with Connected Cache, you’ll need to install the feature on the server. This can be done through the Configuration Manager console. You’ll also need to configure the feature, including setting up remote distribution points, creating a content library, and configuring the Connected Cache settings. Once these steps are complete, you’ll be ready to start deploying software updates.

Conclusion
Microsoft Connected Cache is an on-premises solution that helps you reduce the amount of network traffic caused by software updates. It stores content from Configuration Manager in a local cache on the server, reducing the need for devices to download content from a remote distribution point. This helps to improve the user experience and reduce the strain on your network. Additionally, Connected Cache is easy to set up and configure, and it integrates with existing software update infrastructure.

If you’re ready to get started with Connected Cache, you’ll need to install the feature on the server. This can be done through the Configuration Manager console. You’ll also need to configure the feature, including setting up remote distribution points, creating a content library, and configuring the Connected Cache settings. Once these steps are complete, you’ll be ready to start deploying software updates.

PowerShell Script Examples
To help you get started with Connected Cache, here are some PowerShell script examples.

The first example will install the Connected Cache feature on the server:

Install-CMConnectedCacheThe next example will configure the Connected Cache feature on the server:

Configure-CMConnectedCacheThe third example will create a content library on the server:

New-CMContentLibraryFinally, the fourth example will configure the Connected Cache settings on the server:

Set-CMConnectedCacheSettingsBy using these PowerShell script examples, you can quickly and easily get started with Connected Cache.

Conclusion
Microsoft Connected Cache is an on-premises solution that helps you reduce the amount of network traffic caused by software updates. It stores content from Configuration Manager in a local cache on the server, reducing the need for devices to download content from a remote distribution point. This helps to improve the user experience and reduce the strain on your network. Additionally, Connected Cache is easy to set up and configure, and it integrates with existing software update infrastructure.

Using the PowerShell script examples provided in this article, you can quickly and easily get started with Connected Cache. With Connected Cache, you can unlock new possibilities with faster, more reliable software updates.

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