Jamf Pro 10.4 continues to add features and functionality to support Apple’s spring release and enhance existing workflows.
New features include the ability to suppress the Quick Start proximity setup after erasing a device, the ability to restrict the Remote app to specific Apple TV devices, and the ability to integrate with Entrust Certificate Authority to enroll devices and issue certificates. These features are very useful for organizations who repeatedly erase and set up new devices, such as healthcare and hospitality settings. Suppressing the Quick Start proximity setup after a device wipe prevents it from being set up accidentally with an end user’s Apple ID or their personal Wi-Fi settings.
Enhancements to existing workflows provide improvements to the User Approved MDM enrollment experience, including the ability to notify users in Self Service to approve their mobile device management (MDM) profile. A few additional capabilities include enhancements to the Microsoft Intune integration setup, additional search criteria for computer Smart Groups, and Self Service for macOS now available in Chinese.
All great news for IT admins and the user’s they support, but one enhancement you may particularly be excited to take advance of (and save time with) is the ability to monitor the User Approved status of managed Macs. Jamf recently added full support for User Approved MDM, and the 10.4 release takes it a step further, by introducing a new feature to guide a user to approve an MDM profile if it is reported as “Not Approved” via inventory data in Jamf Pro. Managed Macs are automatically scanned weekly (or when Self Service is launched) for its User Approved status, and can optionally send a notification to the user informing them how to remediate their Mac. As a bonus, IT admins do not need to set up a Smart Group or create a policy — this is all done automatically.
Jamf Premium Cloud
As the number of devices in your environment increases, so does the need for scalable, globally available services to manage them. Jamf offers customers the ability to host their Jamf Pro server in the cloud. Jamf Premium Cloud takes that a step further.
Jamf Premium Cloud is an add-on for cloud hosting that provides you with flexibility and control over your server. Choose when you’d like to upgrade, whitelist IPs, customize your URL and more. Get even more out of your Jamf Pro server.
Upcoming GDPR support
Jamf is committed to complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018. Jamf is also committed to updating our products to help our customers comply with applicable GDPR requirements. To support these requirements, Jamf will be issuing a supplemental release of Jamf Pro 10.4 prior to May 25. Stay tuned for future details on this release.
For more information on what’s new in Jamf Pro 10.4, please review the release notes.