Apple WWDC for MDM admins

Yesterday Apple started WWDC on which they typically demonstrate new version of OSs for all Apple devices. Comparing to last year, now we have more work done around design and UI, however they might have something interesting hidden somewhere in sessions catalog.

Due to COVID-19 this year conference is happening online and free for all. List of all sessions you can find here – https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc2020/

Here are few really important sessions for MDM admins. It will be equally usefull for Intune/Airwatch/MobileIron admins.

What’s new in managing Apple devices (available at June 23 PST time)
https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10639/
Overview of new MDM capabilities in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. Based on this session you might get understanding of new features coming to all MDM platforms later this year.

Custom app distribution with Apple Business Manager (available at June 24 PST time)
https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10667/
Apps deployment through Custom Apps via Apple Business Manager. Great and easy way to deliver apps.

Leverage enterprise identity and authentication (available at June 24 PST time)
https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10139
Everything related to identity and authentication, such as Federated Authentication, SSO Extentions. I’m personally looking forward for more infromation about Shared iPad for Business.

Discover AppleSeed for IT and Managed Software Updates (available at June 25 PST time)
https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10138/
More details about AppleSeed program and managing updates.

Deploy Apple devices using zero-touch (available at June 25 PST time)
https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10223
Some details about Automated Enrollment. Best practices.

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