Release Notes is our monthly update that highlights the new features of Mosyle Manager as well as recent product improvements we’ve made to help you manage Apple devices in your School and/or District. Here's what we launched in May, 2017!
Now Mosyle Manager offers new capabilities for the integration
with Active Directory (AD/LDAP). We’re always improving our features
to make deployment smoother, and now we provide even more flexibly for
setting up your AD integration.
Active Directory has many ways of organizing data, therefore it’s necessary to have options when mapping and/or binding attributes and variables. This process can be challenging, so we’ve created the most intuitive interface to simplify and offer more flexibility to Active Directory Integration.
After enabling the structure sync in the Active Directory integration, the Admin can enter any attribute to import and bind Students, Teachers, Grade Levels and Class Periods.
This is a great feature to streamline device management, especially in BYOD
(Bring Your Own Device) environments! Now Admin users can select a global
list of Absent Students and choose MDM commands and profiles to be disabled
during their absence.
Admin users can also create and schedule Exception Profiles to disable MDM commands during certain dates and times, such as Holidays, Vacations or other special dates.
We’ve developed the most intuitive interface to keep track of every
detail about your applications and manage the delivery and installation of
apps in your School or District.
The App Center provides access to information about App Installation Profiles & Installation Status. In this area, we simplify workflows to make it easier to manage, update and remove apps. The App Center is in Beta and still under development - we’ll continuously update it with new features and make performance improvements over the next updates.
The App Center dashboard info is available for all Mosyle Manager users. However, Premium users can apply bulk app commands, such as update or remove apps from specific devices or from the entire iPad and/or Mac fleet.
Check out important info about each Management Profile. Now it’s possible to view the progress of the installation or removal of each profile on the devices. We’ve made it easier to identify some possible issues when applying specific Management Profiles. Go to the Management Profiles > select the profile > Click on View Details.
Now all Mosyle Manager users can clear commands sent to devices. Premium users
are able to filter pending and failed commands by date, device(s), and command type.
It's important to keep in mind clearing pending and/or failed commands will directly impact device compliance. So, before clearing commands, be sure all troubleshooting steps have been completed to attempt to minimize the number of failed and pending commands.
You can check out these steps by downloading the guides about Pending Commands and Failed Commands within your dashboard account.
Now IT Admins can upload device information in the Bulk Operations area by uploading an
.XLSX file. There are three different types of info that can be added in large-scale:
● Rename Devices
Edit device names in bulk. Upload a spreadsheet with the serial number and corresponding new device name. ● Add Tags
Add tags to multiple devices. Using the spreadsheet, include the serial number in one column and all corresponding device tags in the second column, separating each tag with a comma.
● Lock Screen Message
Add a custom message to appear at the bottom of each device Lock Screen. Upload a spreadsheet with the serial number and corresponding message.
When creating an Install App profile within the Mosyle Manager platform, you are now able to select this option to automatically update the application in the school’s devices. Navigate to Install App > Add new profile > Show Advanced options > Update Apps.
Now Admins can select the “current and future teachers and/or admins” option for Profile Assignment. When selecting it, all the users you add in the future will be automatically assigned to the respective profile. When creating your management profile, select All current and future teachers/admins under the assignment options.
By accessing the Device Info area, now you can check out the status of each profile. That’s an easy way to view if the profile is installed, removed or pending. Go to Management > Device Info > Select the device > navigate to the Occurrences tab.
Since making some improvements to the Home Layout profile, we’ve received great feedback from our customers. We keep improving our interface to be simple, yet powerful for our users. We’ve made navigation even better with new Drag & Drop capabilities. Now it’s easier and faster to organize the layout of applications and folders on iPads for specific groups of students/devices.
The interface to select applications is now more intuitive. In Management Profiles related to Apps, you can choose the App Source (App Store, VPP or Enterprise), in addition to choosing apps from any Install App Profiles you’ve created.