SCCM SUP as command and control only, no deployment pacakges
When WSUS was running standalone it was possible to use it as command and control only no local storage of patches only. With SCCM it is impossible to use without having to download and distribute patches as deployment packages. Let's get rid of that requirement, just create the Software update groups and allow all content to be downloaded at deployment time from Microsoft patching infrastructure. Its way more geographically distributed and fault tolerant and anything we can build in an SCCM infrastructure.
I really like this idea. It also allows a migration from WSUS to SUP without having to redistribute the content that is already on remote WSUS servers (we have lots of poor quality links)
Awesome idea. I'm sorry I ran out of votes.