With JNUC 2018 officially underway and the first keynote behind us, I’m happy to announce the availability of the Jamf Pro Release Candidate Program!
The Jamf Pro Release Candidate Program enables your organization to be among the first to see new features, refinements, bug fixes, and support for Apple compatibility in each Jamf Pro release.
The program is free to join and unlocks additional benefits for your organization like free training, remote Professional Services sessions, and enhanced access to our engineering and support teams.
This program is currently open to U.S. Jamf Cloud customers only. If you are currently deploying Jamf Pro on premise in the U.S. but are interested in migrating to the cloud, we will migrate your organization for free to Jamf Cloud upon joining the Release Candidate Program.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great JNUC everyone!
Congrats on making the Dean's list! Thanks for the question.
Membership is entirely free. We ask an organization run a certain number of our releases in their environment prior to us making it available to all, and in exchange, we provide a number of services such as free training, escalated support, remote Professional Services sessions, etc.
@davidhiggs @rquigley - We'll definitely let you know! We're currently US only due to the hours the Engineering Team that reviews all the RC Upgrade logs, performance data, etc works. I'd personally just not feel good about having you participate and not being able to have immediate access to some of the perks due to timezone differences. We'll see what we can figure out.
@derrad - You can take a couple routes. We release a couple betas prior to our RC, and that'd be a fantastic place to start. If you are cloud hosted, as @gachowski mentioned, you can request a sandbox. We're looking for production environments purely for validation purposes. We run every RC in our Production environment where all of our thousands of macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices get the latest and greatest first, and once we've reviewed and analyzed, we have the RC Program Customers upgrade afterward, as no two environments are the same due to the flexibility of Jamf Pro.
@rmacalpine I do believe we are working towards a number of solutions in regards to that, but I don't have a definitive answer at this time.