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Apple IT heats up at Ice-Out 2015

| By: Daniel Weber

The inaugural JAMF Nation Ice-Out event was a rousing success yesterday as Apple IT experts filled the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis.

Co-CEO Chip Pearson began the event by discussing the tremendous growth of Apple devices in schools and businesses around the world. He stressed that JAMF Software products, services, and the ever-expanding JAMF Nation community are focused on and committed to helping scale the joy, productivity, and connection that individuals get using Mac, iPhone, and iPad to organizations.

Zach Halmstad, founder and co-CEO, then walked the crowd in attendance—and those watching the live simulcast—through the evolution and future of provisioning, security, and patch management.

Following the technical portion, Dave Saltmarsh addressed our signing of the Student Privacy Pledge and partnership with Apple in the ConnectED initiative as ways we are positively impacting today’s schools.

But schools and large institutions were not the only groups covered. Charles Edge and Michael Devins examined Bushel — the best way to simplify Mobile Device Management (MDM) for small and medium-sized businesses and transform intimidating IT into increased intuition for these organizations.

Relo unveiled at Ice-Out
As Ice-Out was winding down, Chip Pearson mentioned that there was “one more thing” on the docket, and Relo was officially launched to the world. This free app makes it easier than ever to switch to iPhone by wirelessly copying contacts, photos, and videos from Android to iOS.

Other hot-topics that had the crowd buzzing included an October 13-15 date for the 2015 JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) and the announcement of upcoming JAMF Nation Roadshows.

Watch the entire simulcast now and see what else is on the horizon for Apple IT.