Apple iOS Update Management with WorkspaceONE UEM (AirWatch)

This practical entry briefly outlines how to force or defer OS Update for Apple iOS devices (iPhones, iPads). There are two completely opposite use cases for this:

  • Critical 0-day vulnerability – must force push OS Update to patch the devices
  • Business critical apps not tested with the latest iOS update – must delay/disallow update before testing. This is a better known challenge to Apple device managers, since typically user is allowed to update manually.
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A resource for EMM people out there

This will be a short one.

If you are into EMM and Enterprise Mobility in general, and looking for technical community that is not vendor-biased (and find existing LinkedIn a bit low on activity)  – check out https://emm.how/

It is a community of tech experts discussing platform and vendor-specific subjects: from implementation details for particular use cases, to platform announcements.

I intend to use it a lot!

EMM-how Front Page
EMM.how front page

 

Changing Android device settings unavailable in SOTI native GUI

With most MDM/EMM solutions you are limited to whatever options are available in the GUI (I’m looking at you, AirWatch). SOTI in this regard looks weird, since the number of settings is not particularly rich, which makes it seem limited. However, SOTI has the super-awesome SOTIscript, and SOTIscript has a number of super-awesome  (but barely documented) script commands.

Today, we will take a look at how to use those commands to change (virtually) any Android OS setting available on your device via SOTI MDM.

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