Niko Neugebauer walks us through improvements in certificate management with SQL Server 2019:
If you have ever used them for connection encryption (TLS 1.2), you might have had some battles with the certificates, having to go into the registry to edit the thumbprint and if you doing a Failover Cluster or Availability Group installation – you would have to enjoy this operation on the multiple nodes. Not-so-very-user-friendly to say at least!
So many times, it would scare-off a non Server/Database Administrator or a junior Server/Database Administrator from trying those features.
Niko also mentions something very interesting about SQL Server Configuration Manager compatibility at the end of the post.