Jamf, which specializes in Apple device management, has announced support for the latest Apple releases of iOS (10.3), macOS (10.12.4) and tvOS (10.2), which are expected soon.
When customers upgrade their iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, IT administrators using Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) or Jamf Now (formerly Bushel) can be confident their management workflows will be uninterrupted. Committed to helping organizations succeed with Apple, Jamf has offered zero-day support for all Apple releases for over a decade, ensuring customers can take advantage of new Apple technology as it becomes available, says Dave Alampi, vice president of product management and marketing, Jamf.
In addition to version compatibility, Jamf Pro, a solution designed specifically for professional Apple administrators, supports the new functionality launched for macOS, iOS and tvOS. This includes new security capabilities and configuration management for devices, additional managed restrictions, a new version of Apple’s Classroom app, making it easier to set up ad-hoc classrooms, and new device management capabilities for Apple TV, including zero-touch setup, configuration and app distribution.
“For the first time, businesses and schools can set up and manage Apple TV just like they do iPhone or iPad, which means they can not only mass deploy Apple TV with ease, but create a seamless and interconnected experience between Apple devices,” says Alampi. “And, the desire to make Apple TV management more turnkey is there. In a recent survey of 700 IT admins on Jamf Nation, 97% reported Apple TV devices in their environment, with 35% saying they have 50-plus TVs. When asked about Apple TV growth, 44% of respondents are planning to add more Apple TV devices in the next year.”
“We imagined teachers being able to display any historic picture, map or other educational content on a classroom display with the simple command of their voice,” adds Blair Anderson, technology manager, Shawnee Heights School District in Tecumseh Kansas. “That’s why we deployed fourth generation Apple TV devices to every classroom and conference room in the district. Being able to use Jamf Pro to manage our entire platform of Apple products, including Mac, iPad and Apple TV, lets us transform, yet supervise, the total learning experience for students and help improve teacher effectiveness.”