Apple Clips

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Managed Apple IDs: Tips

Working with new Managed Apple IDs Each and every summer, EdTech folks get to learn about the newest trends in technology. For school districts working with Apple Technologies, this usually means a new version of macOS or iOS. This summer, it is a bit different for Education, as Apple has rolled out Apple School Manager (ASM), a replacement for the …

JSS Restrictions Removal Tool

In our iPad deployment we use Casper as a management tool for restricting our student devices. When student devices come in needing troubleshooting or replacement we need to remove some restrictions from the device to regain access to certain restricted elements of iOS. Right now this required a subset of our staff to login to the JSS and add a …

What’s new in Apple Configurator 2

Apple Configurator is a standalone OS X App allowing you to rapidly setup, deploy and configure iOS based devices. Version 1 has been around for a bit and today the wrappings of Apple Configurator version 2 have been removed. Here is a quick run-down of how some of these new changes will help you with getting devices deployed quicker. First …

iOS 9 in Education

Apple traditionally adds requested features and functionality to iOS and we have seen recent versions of iOS be updated with some really useful additions. Some of the additions are user-facing features; those seen when using the device. In iOS 9 we will see these with multi-tasking, search updates and more from the iOS 9 Preview Release Page. These features help …

Device-based VPP app assignment

This one is big news for education … One of the many announcements out of WWDC centers around VPP. For schools, VPP allows educational institutions to purchase licenses of applications for iOS and OS X based applications in the App Store. This works on one of two premises. The first method, the VPP code treats applications as consumables and once …

iOS App Updates and a Disabled App Store: A workflow

As we have been preparing for our 1:1 iPad program next school year, we have worked through a variety of restrictions, MDM setups, support workflows, web clips, CALDAV Subscriptions and many other topics. One set of the restrictions we worked with through our JAMF Casper implementation was using the self-service app as an installation platform while also restricting the App …