Welcome to another edition of Jamf Now release notes!
Our team has been hard at work (in between showings of The Last Jedi) engineering and testing a number of new features that are going to make your Jamf Now experience better than ever.
Without further ado, let's officially unveil this Star Destroyer-sized edition of release notes and walk through what we're rolling out and how it'll move the product forward as we wrap up the year.
This one's a doozy, folks: OS Updates is live on Jamf Now!
We've had conversations with a number of you over the past year and heard how having a simple, streamlined way to keep operating systems up to date would make your life easier and free up time in your workweek. We're all about both of those things, and so we're thrilled to launch OS Updates for all Jamf Now customers today.
To take advantage of OS Updates, you will need:
- A device running iOS 9.0 or macOS 10.11.5 or later
- That device must be enrolled using DEP
You can use OS Updates to initiate an update on a single device, a group of devices using filtering options in the search menu, or all eligible devices.
One procedural note: macOS updates will always take precedence over other updates pending in your queue, such as iTunes.
We added a new tab called Notes on the inventory detail page for each device. Notes is a plain-text field where you can record vital information about a specific device over time like its repair history, deployment date, or assignment details.
If you're currently tracking device-specific notes on a spreadsheet or text document, you'll love how the Notes field simplifies your workflow by eliminating the need for spreadsheets outside the product and wraps more information into Jamf Now.
Blueprints - the recipe cards that Jamf Now uses to tell a device how to function - is getting an upgrade with new functionality that lets users make a copy of an existing Blueprint.
Previously, every new Blueprint started with a blank slate. Now, you can create a copy of an existing Blueprint with a single click. The copy includes everything from the original Blueprint, except device assignment.
Copy Blueprints is just another way our team is engineering a product that is streamlined and intuitive.
With this release, we're also changing how the product displays subdomains for end users. First, we're streamlining the signup process by automatically generating subdomains for new users as they create their new Jamf Now accounts. This will remove the unnecessary step of choosing a subdomain name during signup and eliminate naming conflicts that sometimes occur with company names.
Second, we're changing the way Jamf Now displays for existing users. You'll see a different address (https://now.jamfcloud.com) in the address bar after logging into the product. Rest assured, your existing Open Enrollment address will remain the same.
Finally, we're also fixing a number of bugs that affected a few customers on a case-by-case basis.
That's all for this week. We hope you're as excited about the new features and improvements as we are. From all of us here at Jamf: Happy holidays!