Note: This information is based off Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 RC and is subject to changes between now and RTM.
Microsoft has just release System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Release Candidate. As previously noted in a past blog, SCCM SP1 is Microsoft's first release that provides native manageability support for vPro Technology.
Some of the high level changes associated to vPro between SCCM SP1 Beta and RC1 are:
Kerberos support for Out of Band Console
Maintenance Tasks for Certificate Expiration and Kerberos Master Key renewal
Update Out of Band Console UI
Integration support for the Intel WS-MAN Translator (provides legacy support for firmware version less then 3.2.1)
Active Directory Integration
To gain access to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 RC, you can request access by:
Set-up an account. on MS Connect.
MS Connect Website
After you've logged in, select "Available Connections" from the menu on the left side of the screen.
Select "System Center Configuration Manager 2007". You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire so they can get some background and demographic information.