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JAMF Software Expands its Education Offering with Full Integration with Apple School Manager

Together, JAMF and Apple School Manager Greatly Simplify IT Workflows, Setting Schools Up for Academic Success with Technology for Personalized Learning

MINNEAPOLIS – May 17, 2016JAMF Software, the leader in Apple device management, today announced a new release of Casper Suite, including full support for Apple School Manager. By integrating with Apple School Manager, JAMF improves deployment workflows and adds photo support for both Apple’s Classroom app and Shared iPad feature. Schools get a single reference point for all of their device deployment and ongoing management needs while enabling teachers and students with the best technology for learning.

“JAMF is passionately committed to empowering schools with Apple technology. Having worked with over 4,000 education customers, we’ve heard firsthand the challenges associated with managing IT workflows in schools,” said Dean Hager, CEO, JAMF Software. “Apple School Manager is a game-changer because it automates and simplifies Apple ID creation and the deployment of devices and apps. By integrating seamlessly with all of the native technology from Apple, including Apple School Manager, JAMF ensures when schools are ready to take advantage of Apple’s new education capabilities, they have the best possible education technology experience.”

Specifically, Casper Suite’s integration with Apple School Manager gives schools:

  • The ability to dynamically update user information for students, teachers, and staff, and organize classes. For example, schools can enable their teachers with class-specific apps and content to guide students through a personalized lesson plan.
  • A simplified and automated workflow for device enrollment, deployment, and app configuration. For example, a new iPad can be pre-configured using Casper Suite, automatically equipping students with all the apps and settings they need.
  • The ability to associate and display student photos in Apple’s Classroom app and on a Shared iPad login screen, making it is easier for teachers to identify students in Apple’s Classroom app and for students to find and log in to their iPad.

"Having worked in education for the past thirty years, you discover that the most important things are students and teachers. It is our responsibility in IT to empower them through the resources of technology,” said Larry Stegall, Senior Systems Engineer, Killeen ISD. “Apple School Manager and JAMF create a synergy of empowerment for our teachers and management of our resources. Our teachers can focus on the real challenges which face them, educating our children for an ever-changing world. Management of 25,000 desktops and 10,000 iOS devices would be impossible without JAMF. Now with Apple School Manager, we can see the promise of a personalized experience for our students while using a shared device.”

About JAMF Software
Since 2002, JAMF Software has been solely focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. JAMF is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education, and government organizations via its Casper Suite and Bushel® software, and the 30,000+ member JAMF Nation Community. Today, more than 7,000 global customers rely on JAMF to manage 5.7 million Apple devices. To learn more, visit: http://www.jamfsoftware.com.