Short for System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM is a software management suite allowing users to manage a large number of Windows computers. SCCM is designed and provided by Microsoft and allows for remote control, patch management, operating system deployment, network protection and other various services.
SCCM was formerly known as Systems Management Server (SMS), originally released in 1994. In November 2007, SMS was renamed to SCCM. The most current version is 2012, originally called v.Next, but it is still considered a release candidate product, with an expected final release date of April 2012. The latest stable release is version 2007 R3, originally released in 2010.
Also see: SMS