WWDC - new management features


First of all, I'd like to say that I'm really excited about all the new management features that are coming for iOS, iPadOS and macOS! Finally Apple seems to have implemented ways to reliably and efficiently handle a lot if challenges enterprise organizations have when using Apple devices in their corporate infrastructure! Personally, without these new features, Apple hasn't been ready for the enterprise IMO.

Now, with these awesome new features, we as admins can finally fulfill the requirements that most organizations have!

My personal most-wanted list in falling order is:

1. Reliable, automated automatic OS updates with working deadlines for upgrades

2. Per-app VPN (or similar) access to internal resources that aren't connected to the Internet directly without the need of a third-party VPN or require a tunnel to be connected/negotiated

3. Device compliance, granular access to settings and configurations etc (combo of managed configurations, device attestation, granular access controls and privilegie elevation, process monitoring etc)

For more info on what's new from a management perspective, watch the following three videos:



However, many of these features will require MDM support in various ways. And it's up to JAMF to implement them. I assume that implementing support for all these new features is a signifigant undertaking for JAMF from a software development perspective. Because of that, I assume JAMF has to prioritize what features to implement first. So my two cents on that is my list above, where OS updates and especially the ability to set a predicate to automatically enforce updates with a strict deadline such as X days from release would be at the top of my list.

What's your most-wanted features and which ones are you most excited about and why?



Valued Contributor II

Thanks for sending this.

I'm with you on the iOS and macOS updates. It'd be a welcome change to enforce iOS updates with a date in place. Hopefully this all works well with iOS 17 and macOS 14 with Jamf.

Really looking at this: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/softwareupdateenforcementspecific