What's New in This Release

  • Apple's Classroom app and Shared iPad support:

    • You can now use the Casper Suite to support Apple's Classroom app and Shared iPad.
      To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Mobile Device Management > Apple Education Support.
      For more information, see the Supporting Apple’s Classroom App and Shared iPad Using the Casper Suite technical paper and Apple's Classroom Help documentation.

    • You can now configure the following in Classes:

      • App usage restrictions—Restrict which apps are available to students in a class for Shared iPad.

      • Home screen layout—Configure the layout of the Dock and the pages on student devices in a class for Shared iPad.

      To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Mobile Devices > Classes.

    • You can now configure the following in a mobile device PreStage enrollment:

      • Enable Shared iPad—Enroll an iPad with the JSS as Shared iPad.

      • Number of Users—Limit the number of user accounts that can be stored locally on Shared iPad.

      To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Mobile Devices > PreStage Enrollments.

    • The Roster category in user inventory information includes the following new fields for students:

      • Managed Apple ID—Required to use Shared iPad in your environment.

      • Passcode Requirement—Number of passcode characters required for the student to log in.

      To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Users > User Inventory Information > Roster Category.

    • The JSS allows you to send a mobile device remote command that logs out a currently logged in user for Shared iPad.
      To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to the Management tab of a mobile device inventory record.

  • iOS App Deployment enhancements:

    • B2B Apps purchased with a VPP account now appear in the Content tab for the VPP account, and can be deployed using the user-based and device-based VPP managed distribution workflows.

    • You can now filter search results by VPP store apps when adding an app to the JSS.

    • Apps that have been removed from the App Store after they were purchased using a VPP account are no longer listed as "unknown" in the Content tab of the VPP account.

  • Computer PreStage enrollment enhancements:

    • You can now use the Account Settings payload to configure account settings for computers.

    • You can now use the Passcode payload to configure passcode requirements for computers.

    • You can now use the Directory payload to choose a directory service to bind computers to.

    To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Computers > PreStage Enrollments.

  • Lost Mode remote command for mobile devices:

    • You can now track the location of a lost mobile device and display custom messaging on the device's lock screen using the Enable Lost Mode remote command. While Lost Mode is enabled, device location information can be updated at any time using the Update Location remote command.
      To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to the Management tab of a mobile device inventory record.

  • JAMF Cloud Distribution Service (JCDS) offering:

    • The JSS allows you to upload and distribute software without configuring a distribution point.
      To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Computer Management > Cloud Distribution Point. JCDS is only available as your cloud distribution point if your environment is hosted on JAMF Cloud and you have the subscription-based option.

  • OS X configuration profile enhancements:
    The following new restrictions have been added for OS X configuration profiles:

    • Allow use of Camera

    • Allow iCloud documents & data

    • Allow use of iCloud password for local accounts

    • Allow Spotlight Suggestions

    • Allow modifying notifications settings

    • Restrict App Usage

    To access these restrictions in the JSS, navigate to Computers > Configuration Profiles.

  • iOS configuration profile enhancements:

    • The following new payloads have been added to iOS configuration profiles:

      • Lock Screen Message—Customize a message to display on the lock screen for mobile devices.

      • Domains—Choose the approved URLs that users can save passwords for.

      • Home Screen Layout—Configure the layout of the dock and pages on a device.

      • Notifications—Customize the notifications sent to users for each app.

    • $ASSET_TAG has been added as a payload variable.

    To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Mobile Devices > Configuration Profiles.

  • JSS Installer for Windows enhancements:
    The JSS Installer for Windows has been significantly updated to include the following enhancements:

    • The JSS Installer can now be run from the command line.

    • You can now specify a default location for the JSS during the initial installation.

    • You can now repair or modify the JSS installation configuration using the JSS Installer.

    • It is no longer necessary to turn off User Access Control (UAC) or disable antivirus and filter software before running the JSS Installer.

    • Apache Tomcat settings are now retained during an upgrade.

    • It is no longer necessary to manually modify Java settings during an upgrade.

For a complete list of deprecations, removals, bug fixes, and enhancements, see the Deprecations and Removals and the Bug Fixes and Enhancements sections.

To view a complete list of the feature requests implemented in v9.9, go to:

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/featureRequests.html?releaseID=131

Note: New privileges associated with new features in the Casper Suite are disabled by default.

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