The dodgy wifi at the Mandalay Bay finally conspired against me and I didn't get a chance to post this entry until today - a full week later. I'll probably type up the other notes as separate blog postings.
Keynote 2 - You! Empowered to Embrace Consumerization
This keynote is available to watch here.
As suspected, SCCM 2012 will be able to do lightweight management of iPad, iPhone, Android and Symbian devices through ActiveSync.
A new feature of SCCM 2012 is Intelligent Application Delivery. This can autodetermine if you're on a corporate machine, an untrusted machine, your primary work machine and so on. It can determine rules based on hardware or software features and then deploy the same Application in different ways based on these rules.
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now part of the core CAL not just the Enterprise CAL. SCCM 2012 integration now reports on the top users that get viruses, not just the top workstations.
As reported elsewhere client settings can now be set at the collection level, so you don't need a new site just to have different Software Update settings for different machines. You can, however, set default client settings for the entire site and let other admins override them at the collection level. Editing of the sms_def.mof file shouldn't be necessary as you'll be able to enable custom hardware inventory through the client settings.
Windows Intune, a cloud based management service, was launched at the keynote. This looks like a potentially revolutionary way to manage desktop PCs in small to medium businesses.