Three months to the day I announced that AirWatch had released custom DEP in AirWatch 9.1. This was a limited release due to a few outstanding issues with
mdmclient, especially in regard to the
InstallApplication command. With macOS 10.12.6, Apple has now resolved these bugs and AirWatch feels comfortable with releasing this to all AirWatch customers.
On June 19th, Apple released a document describing how loading secure kernel extensions (.kext) would change with High Sierra and how this would impact enterprise customers.
At my current employer, we have been moving from a traditional MDM to a hybrid approach, with a focus on dynamic configuration management and desired state using Chef as the primary mechanism.
Last night I announced that as of AirWatch 9.1, macadmins now have the ability to begin work on custom MDM.
Last month I outlined an upcoming feature for a major MDM vendor. In this time, I have received a lot of amazing feedback, but there have also been some questions that have come up.