Jamf to offer day-zero support for iOS and tvOS

Jamf says it’s prepared with both compatibility and key feature support for Apple’s release of iOS 12 and tvOS 12.

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Compatibility and key feature support for macOS Mojave will be available in an upcoming release of Jamf Pro in time for the release of Mojave’s general availability on Sept. 24. For over a decade, Jamf has offered day-zero support for all Apple releases, ensuring customers and end users can take advantage of new Apple technology as it becomes available. 

When customers upgrade to the latest Apple operating systems, IT administrators can be confident their mobile device management (MDM) workflows will be uninterrupted. Through extensive testing in Apple’s beta programs, Jamf ensures compatibility for Apple’s fall releases of iOS 12 and tvOS 12, according to Jamf CEO Dean Hager. 

He says Jamf Pro’s key feature support allows IT admins and end users access to new Apple capabilities the day they become available, including:

  • Advanced Password Sharing Restrictions – Admins can now have greater control over passwords by restricting AutoFill passwords, blocking password proximity requests and restricting password sharing via AirDrop. This will prevent sharing of sensitive passwords, like the corporate Wi-Fi password, to unauthorized users.   

  • OAuth Support for Exchange – This provides a modern way of authenticating to Exchange accounts. IT admins will be able to enforce this when users are setting up their email accounts for the first time.

  • Date and Time – Admins will have the authority to set date and time automatically, preventing end users from being able to edit these settings.

  • tvOS apps – Through tvOS 12, IT admins will be able to install App Store apps purchased in volume from Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager directly to their Apple TVs.

  • Apple Business Manager – Take advantage of Apple’s next generation service, Apple Business Manager, which consolidates Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (Apps and Books) into a single web portal for IT.

For the first time, admins will be able to defer iOS updates for up to 90 days and will be able to specify which version they’d like to deploy after they have completed testing. This ensures IT has control over the upgrade process while balancing the need for security and the desire for end users to use new features.