What's New in This Release

Apple School Manager Integration

  • You can now integrate the JSS with Apple School Manager. You can do the following when configuring an instance of Apple School Manager:

    • Sync the JSS with Apple School Manager to automatically update user and class information in the JSS at a scheduled time.

    • Choose user inventory information as criteria for matching imported users from Apple School Manager with existing users in the JSS.

To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Mobile Device Management > Apple Education Support > click the Apple School Manager tab.
For more information, see the Integrating with Apple School Manager to Support Apple's Education Features Using the Casper Suite technical paper and Apple School Manager Help documentation.

  • You can automatically create new users in the JSS by importing users from Apple School Manager. You can select the following options when importing users:

    • Match to an existing user in the JSS—Appends information to the Roster category of user inventory information for an existing user in the JSS.

    • Create a new user in the JSS—Automatically creates a new user in the JSS in the Users tab.

To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Users > Leave the Search field blank and press Enter > click Import.

  • You can automatically create new classes in the JSS by importing classes from Apple School Manager. When importing a class, you also import the users associated with the class.

To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Mobile Devices > Classes > click Import.

Apple Education Support Enhancements

You can now enable user images as part of Apple Education Support. Enabling user images allows you to do the following:

  • Display a user image (such as a student photo) in Apple's Classroom app and on the login screen for Shared iPad.

  • Display a user image in the inventory information for each user.

    To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Mobile Device Management > Apple Education Support.

For step-by-step instructions on preparing to use user images, see the Integrating with Apple School Manager to Support Apple's Education Features Using the Casper Suite technical paper.

Additional Enhancements and Features

  • iOS and OS X inventory fields are now consistent across Inventory Display Preferences, Smart Groups, Static Groups, Advanced Searches and the API.

  • A new Audit Logs tab is available by navigating to a computer or mobile device's inventory record and clicking the History tab.

  • Additional inventory field and display preferences options have been added for computers and mobile devices.

  • Groups of mobile devices can now be sent the Unmanage Institutionally Owned Device MDM command.

  • Multiple versions of the same in-house app may now be scoped to a device and the JSS will deploy the most recent version of the in-house app.

  • VPP Accounts now refresh app descriptions, names, and icons once a week.

  • You can now choose to receive an email notification when a VPP token is approaching its expiration date.

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 v9.92, go to:

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/featureRequests.html?releaseID=137

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

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