Jamf Blog
November 5, 2020 by Jonathan Locast

macOS Big Sur is nearly here

Mark your calendars! Apple announces its third Special Event of the year with the release of macOS Big Sur just around the corner.

In previous years, Apple hosts an event to provide a comprehensive look into the full Apple ecosystem. This year, Apple held a series of events. The first to cover iOS and iPadOS, which led to the release of iOS/iPadOS 14. A second event covering just the Apple Watch and iPhone with an emphasis on hardware. And the anticipation for the third event is to be focused on Mac and macOS.

The third event takes place on November 10 so mark your calendars.

The investment from Apple into Apple Silicon is just about all the proof you need to see how serious Apple is taking the Mac. It’s a clear and obvious move to continue to make Mac the most powerful computing machine for both personal use and use in the workplace. It’s an exciting time for avid Mac users that want the ability to work on the same device type at work that they are comfortable with using at home. This should be another fantastic step in making that a possibility for all, especially those needing more from their device — and requiring the ability to be productive from anywhere on their machine.

macOS Big Sur

The wait for new hardware isn’t the only aspect of this that’s important to note. The anticipation of macOS Big Sur — and this event’s timing — means the new Mac announcement operating system is almost here. It’s exciting, it creates new opportunities, but if you’re in IT, this may cause a slight spike in anxiety.

Rolling out a new operating system to your organization is a major task and depending on the complexity of your needs and usage, it likely takes quite a bit of planning. Well, let us at Jamf tell you that there is still time to make your plans, still time to dot your I’s and cross your T’s, and always time to learn about ways to make your rollout as seamless and easy as possible for you and your users.

Most organizations know that this is easier said than done, especially when it comes to upgrading on the timeline that your Apple users may be expecting. But there is good news. Jamf has been doing this for years, and is here to help.

Let us walk you through the four reasons your organization should be embracing upgrades to empower your users as soon as possible. We are also here to prescribe a workflow to strongly consider using as a framework for leading your own organization to upgrade success. We talk about beta programs, testing, upgrading and rollout process. We even go as far as discussing the need for early, transparent communication with your users to ensure they are a part of this process and feel comfortable with what is happening. After all, there is a good chance that their assistance in this will be needed.

Check out our guide to macOS Big Sur upgrades and obtain a thorough understanding of the operating system, and how you can minimize disruptions to your team while delivering organization-wide value.

The release of macOS Big Sure is just around the corner

Are you ready to Mac upgrade season?

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