JAMF is the maker of the Apple-focused mobile device management platform. They have two products: JAMF Now and JAMF Pro. I am actually a JAMF Pro customer, but JAMF Now is a really great platform as well. JAMF Now is aimed at businesses without an IT department, while JAMF Pro has a number of bells and whistles that IT departments often require.
Today, JAMF Now introduced two features that bridge the gap a bit between the two products.
Package deployment for Mac – Quickly and easily deploy custom scripts and applications with the versatile .pkg file format. This is particularly useful when businesses need to deploy software not available in the App Store, such as Google Chrome, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, to their organization’s devices.
Custom iOS app deployment – Easily distribute in-house apps or those built by a third party with custom app deployment for iOS devices. With this functionality, organizations can leverage custom applications across all iOS devices, no matter if the app is only available outside the App Store.
The package deployment for Mac is very useful as a lot of applications that businesses deploy aren’t even in the Mac App Store. This feature will also be useful for pushing out new printer drivers. JAMF has continued to stay up to date with all the latest features of iOS, macOS, and tvOS when it comes to MDM support, and I plan on being a customer for many years to come.
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