System Center Service Manager TP4 and 2012 R2-New Portal
One of the news in the System Center "2016" TP4 is the end of the use of SharePoint for the self-service portal.
It was a constant complaint, both because of the need for creation of SharePoint, Layout, administration and the 2010 version that was required. In general we were forced to install a SharePoint Foundation 2010 server on Windows 2008 R2 to serve as a portal with all the implications of another service and server being administered.
In the new version TP4 available for download is already available the portal completely in HTML! (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/dn781241.aspx)
For the 2012 R2 version was also made available the portal within the Update Rollup 8 2012 SCSM R2 in https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49556
Here are some of the main screens and how much more simple, functional, visual appearance and layout of Windows 10 and with the quick access buttons on the top bar on the entry screen of the portal:
When opening a call, the data is the same but now we can indicate what the "favourites" to appear on the portal, in addition to being able to customize for each user:
Finally, the interaction with the media has become much more pleasant and with the quick access buttons on the top bar easier to check for updates.
Anyway, this is a novelty that the much expected and finally became available in version TP4 and 2012 R2.