Jamf is a popular product for managing iPads, iPhones, Macs, and Apple TV for schools and businesses. Apple has built out its management APIs, and MDM vendors access them to allows businesses to deploy and manage their devices remotely.

It works alongside products like Apple School Manager, Apple Business Manager, and the Volume Purchasing Program to allows organizations to easily deploy configuration profiles, new policies, and even apps from The iOS and Mac App Stores. Companies like IBM and SAP are prominent customers in the enterprise.

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71% of students prefer Mac at work ––Jamf survey

Jamf, the popular mobile device management solution for Apple, commissioned a survey through research firm Vanson Bourne on the device preferences of college students. The survey found that two-thirds of students were more likely to choose or stay at an organization that offers them a choice in work computer. 71% of them would choose a Mac if upfront costs were not a consideration.

Jamf Stories May 7

Jamf is announcing a brand new product today along with some additional enhancements for Jamf Pro. Jamf School is a brand new platform aimed to K-12 schools who don’t need all of the functionality of Jamf Pro, but still want the ability to use a mobile device management system. Built on the foundation of their ZuluDesk acquisition earlier this year, Jamf is doubling down on providing products and service for every type of customer.

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Jamf Stories April 6

Since last October, I’ve been tracking new login options for macOS through Jamf. Jamf recently launched integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, and they just announced that G-Suite is coming as a login option during the macOS setup screen. If you’ll remember, I predicted this feature last fall. Jamf was already making life a lot easier for IT managers, but adding both of these services as identity providers for macOS is a big win. By providing Azure AD and G-Suite login options, having a mobile device management system on the desktop has become as imperative as Jamf on iOS. expand full story

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Jamf Stories March 28

Back in January, Jamf debuted Microsoft Azure Active Directory login on macOS. It was previously announced in October at JNUC. Since then, I have speculated about the possibility of G-Suite logins coming to macOS. While Microsoft services are very popular, G-Suite is used by 70 million teachers and students.

Today, Jamf has announced that G-Suite is coming to macOS as a unified login option for Jamf Pro customers through Jamf Connect. expand full story

Jamf Stories March 23

Deploying and managing iPads and iPhones today is drastically different than how it was a few years ago. Today, it’s a known process. You enroll the devices into Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager, get them enrolled into your mobile device management system, and then you can go from ordering the device directly from Apple straight to handing them out still shrink wrapped. Jamf calls this a zero touch deployment. It wasn’t that long ago that the process was much more complicated than it is today. Let’s take a look back at Apple Configurator 1.0.

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Jamf Stories January 24

Last fall, I wrote about the announcement with Jamf and Microsoft where Microsoft Azure Active Directory would be added as an authentication plugin for macOS developments. I’ve written extensively about the problem of identity management in the enterprise here at 9to5Mac, and this announcement was a breath of fresh air. A decade ago in IT, everything was about Active Directory. It was the first thing you interacted with, and everything was tied to that system. Post iPhone, things got a lot different. expand full story

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