The Evolution Of ZENworks – ZENworks 2017 Update 1

When we released ZENworks 2017 in January 2017, we committed that the release cadence of ZENworks would be changing.  Instead of new feature releases every 18-24 months, we told you, you would see new releases every 4-6 months.  I’m pleased to report that we are on track to deliver the first update to ZENworks 2017 in June 2017. Update 1 provides a host of new capabilities that we think you will find valuable across the portfolio.  The most notable of which are covered in the rest of this article.

Enterprise iOS Management Capabilities

ZENworks 2017 introduced mobile management capabilities natively integrated with the ZENworks Control Center and the broader ZENworks architecture. With ZENworks 2017 Update 1 we are introducing a number of capabilities that extend on what we had there to ensure you have truly enterprise grade iOS management. This includes the following key capabilities:

  • Support for Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) devices

Apple’s DEP program is a great solution for corporations that want to order hardware and have it automatically enrolled with the corporate MDM servers. With ZENworks 2017 Update 1 companies can uploaded their DEP token and allow Apple DEP devices to be automatically provisioned against ZENworks 2017 Update 1 servers.

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Figure 1: Listing Apple DEP Devices

This article was first published in OHM Issue 37 (2017/2), p16-18.

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