Jamf announces day-zero support for all Apple’s spring releases

Jamf, which specializes in Apple management, says it’s prepared with both compatibility and key feature support for Apple’s spring release. When users of iPhone, iPad, Mac,or Apple TV devices upgrade, IT administrators using Jamf Pro or Jamf Now can be confident their management workflows will be uninterrupted and their end users can leverage the latest features, according to CEO Dean Hager. 

He says that Jamf Pro, Jamf’s flagship mobile device management (MDM) solution designed specifically for professional Apple IT administrators, supports Apple’s new functionality around MDM commands across all OS platforms, including:

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  • Toggle personal hotspot – This feature empowers companies to control data usage. Some carriers charge for the ability to turn off personal hotspots; with this command, admins are able to turn off hotspots for free through MDM, preventing staff from overusing that feature and racking up data charges.

  • Managed contacts – This security improvement helps keep personal and business data segregated on a device. Previously, some business applications would incorrectly share business contact information with non-business apps that would then try to use that data for non-business purposes. This command will help enforce separation between business and personal contact information.

  • Apple Remote Desktop – This release gives companies the ability to disable Apple Remote Desktop, assuring companies that a local user cannot use a Mac’s Remote Desktop feature to access and share their screen.

  • Deferred software updates for tvOS – In fall 2018, admins were given the ability to defer software updates for up to 90 days on macOS and iOS. This release provides the same functionality for tvOS.

In addition to supporting functionality introduced in Apple’s spring release, Jamf launched Self Service for iOS custom branding. On the login screen, admins are now able to set a custom logo and color palette. Within the app, admins can also set a custom header image.