Casper Suite 8.2 with Lion support

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Hello everyone-

We're proud to announce that we're ready to ship Casper Suite 8.2 with support for Mac OS X Lion. You should all receive an email from your JAMF Software Representative in the next 3-4 business days. If you don't receive an email by then, or have pressing needs to upgrade sooner, please send an email to:

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We'll be happy to get the information to you as soon as possible.

A sampling of the new features in Casper Suite 8.2 include the following:

Support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). The Casper Suite 8.21 has been fully tested against Mac OS X 10.7. All components of the Casper Suite should function as expected. JSS Installer packages. The installation functionality of the JSS Setup Utility has been replaced by a standard .mpkg installation package. Installation packages for Linux and Windows are also available. To obtain the installer packages for Linux and Windows, see the introductory email that you received from JAMF Software or contact your JAMF Software Representative. New Self Service for Mac OS X. There is a new version of Self Service for Mac OS X. The new interface is much more modern and familiar to end users. There is also a flexible plug-in architecture for providing additional functionality in Self Service. Self Service plug-ins can be a web page or an actual plug-in file that is written for Self Service. In addition, Self Service can be deployed automatically to all managed computers via the JSS interface. If you prefer to package Self Service and then deploy it, you can download it from the JSS in the Computer Management Framework settings. Improvements to Self Service for iOS (Self Service web clip). You can now require users to log in to access Self Service web clip. You can also make configuration profiles available for installation from the Self Service web clip. VNC/Screen sharing has been re-implemented. Casper Remote now utilizes the screen sharing capabilities built into Mac OS X. Changes to login and logout hooks. Login and logout hooks now verify that the JSS is available before performing management tasks. This change addresses the delayed login that some computers experience when the JSS is not available. There is also a new option in the Computer Management Framework settings for displaying the progress of login and logout hooks to the end user. Recursive group lookups for LDAP Servers. The JSS now supports recursive group membership lookups when querying Active Directory. Mobile device inventory exports. The JSS now allows you to export mobile device search results to Comma-Separated Values (CSV), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and Tab Delimited file formats. * Better clustering support. JSS clusters can now be set up directly through the JSS interface. You can also make many of the changes necessary to configure Apache Tomcat to run properly with a load balancer.

For a complete list of new features, bug fixes, and enhancements, see the “New Features” and “Bug Fixes and Enhancements” chapters in the release notes.