Apple launches new features for business users of iPads and Macs

Apple launches new features for business users of iPads and Macs

As the use of iPad It’s from Mac becomes increasingly expressive within schools and companies, Apple sees the need to develop more effective features for business users – even more so in home office is increasingly adopted.

With this in mind, Apple this week launched, along with iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4 and macOS Catalina 10.15.4, some new features aimed at its corporate and K-12 customers.

Among them are: IPad Sharing for Business, Evaluation Mode for Mac, Temporary Shared iPad Session and proxy support for APNs, as we will see below.

IPad Sharing for Business

Previously available only to Apple School Manager customers, this feature makes it possible to share a device between multiple people, offering a personalized experience for each person. In this sense, when logging in with a corporate Apple ID, a company employee will see their own email settings, files, iCloud photos, app data, etc.

The synchronization of this data is done by the cloud, so that employees can enter any shared iPad that belongs to the company. Some information is also cached so they can quickly return to their settings.

Evaluation Mode for Mac

Assessment Mode is a feature that was already available for iPad and is now coming to the Mac. Targeted at the educational audience, this option allows you to completely block a device (or certain apps) for an assessment to be applied.

Temporary Shared iPad Session

Both corporate and educational users can take advantage of the temporary session feature to access the iPad without the need for login. This serves to do quick tasks that do not require any personal data / content, and at the end of each session all browsing data is erased so that the next one can use the device.

Proxy support for APNs

The APN service is the centerpiece of the remote notification feature in gadgets of the Apple. With it, developers can propagate and manage data on iOS devices, macOS and tvOS.

In many cases, companies have a way of intercepting the navigation that takes place within their systems from an automatic proxy configuration file (PAC), which determines whether requests from web browsers (HTTP, HTTPS and FTP) go directly to the destination or are routed to a remote server.

Precisely for this reason, corporations need to allow communication between their corporate network with APNs for the devices to work correctly. With proxy support for APNs, all internet traffic must pass through a remote server configured by a PAC file.

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THE Jamf has already announced support for all of these features, so that your corporate and educational customers can start taking advantage of them right away. Since many elementary and high schools in the United States are using distance learning tools during the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the ability to remotely control iOS and macOS updates is even more crucial than before.

News very welcome, therefore.

via 9to5Mac