We have taken your feedback on making Configuration Manager easier to update, and one of the core capabilities of this upcoming release is a brand new approach for updating the features and functionality of Configuration Manager.
You will be able to manage in-place upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 with System Center Configuration Manager.
Additionally, sample task sequence content is available on the on how to achieve this scenario using Config Mgr 2012.
In documentation, in product, and for evaluation and volume licensing download sites we will denote each particular version with a version number, for example “v1512”, for a version shipping in December 2015.
We plan to support each version/update for 12 months before we require that customers upgrade to the latest one to continue support.
Q) Can I manage devices that are configured for the Windows Insider program?
Configuration Manager can perform some management capabilities on devices that are running a Windows Insiders build, but since updates are delivered via Windows Update some Configuration Manager features will not be available.If this is all news to you, stop reading and click with our first technical preview, we will release a new version of Configuration Manager by the end of this calendar year.This new version will bring full support for the deployment, upgrade, and management of Windows 10.Also note that we released Cumulative Update 1 in August to further enhance support for Windows 10.(For simplicity, I’ll just refer to these products collectively as “Config Mgr 2012” for the rest of this post.) The Config Mgr 2012 article on Tech Net only lists support for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2015.This is because we will be able to deliver incremental updates to support the capabilities of future versions of the Windows 10 Current Branch.