Microsoft has introduced Apple iOS 10 support for System Center Configuration Manager 1606. A new update adds Apple’s latest mobile platform to the Supported Platforms for the service.
The systems management software product for managing multiple machines running Windows NT. Windows Embedded, OS X, Linux or UNIX, Windows Phone, Symbian, iOS and Android are also supported. 1606 is the latest update for the technical preview of System Center Configuration Manager.
With the latest update, iOS 10 iPhone/iPod and iOS 10 iPad has been supported. Microsoft says this support is for all devices running the platform. Users can set targeted client platforms for these devices. For example, an iPhone can be used for features like Company Resource Access, Compliance Settings, and Application Deployment.
Once the update is in place, an All iOS 10 iPhone or iPod Touch devices option in the iPhone category appears. Likewise, an All iOS 10 iPad devices option appears in the iPad category.
“Policies that previously had the root category (iPhone or iPad) selected now have iOS 10 automatically selected together with all earlier iOS versions. Previously, when individual iOS versions, such as All iOS 7 iPad devices, were selected but the corresponding top level category was not selected, the policies did not automatically have iOS 10 selected.”
System Center Configuration Manager
System Center Configuration Manager is a management solution for organizations to manage devices. They can use the service to manage multiple devices both in the cloud and on-premises.
Update 1606 was rolled out in June to the technical preview. The new SCCM version comes with ConfigMgr as a managed installer for easy whitelisting. Users can also create a grace period for applications. Windows 10 Anniversary Update devices now have multiple device management points.