ZuluDesk Beta Program

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With the ZuluDesk Fall Release Beta Program, we want you to get involved in beta testing our latest features for iOS 12, tvOS 12 and macOS 10.14.

Which new features have been added?

This beta program adds support for the following new and exciting features:

iOS 12

Restrictions

  • Adds a setting to configure Date & Time automatically based on the current location and prevent users from changing it
  • Adds a setting to allow or disallow password AutoFill in apps and Safari
  • Adds a setting to require a user to authenticate before passwords or credit card information can be autofilled in apps or Safari on devices that support Touch ID or Face ID
  • Adds a setting to prevent requesting password sharing from nearby devices
  • Adds a setting to prevent sharing passwords through AirDrop

Mail settings

  • Improves S/MIME support

Exchange settings

  • Improves S/MIME support
  • Adds support for OAuth Authentication

Notifications

  • Adds a setting to mark notifications of certain apps to be ‘critical’, which will override Do Not Disturb
  • Adds a setting to prevent notifications from being shown in CarPlay
  • Adds a setting to configure notification grouping

tvOS 12

  • Adds a setting to prevent password sharing requests from nearby devices 
  • Adds support for installing Software Updates
  • Adds support for installing tvOS apps purchased through Apple School Manager

macOS 10.14

  • Adds a setting to allow or disallow password AutoFill in Safari
  • Adds a setting to prevent password sharing requests from nearby devices
  • Adds a setting to prevent sharing passwords through AirDrop
  • Adds OAuth authentication support for Exchange (EWS)
  • Adds the ability to display a message when applying a Device Lock
  • Adds support for the new Privacy Preferences Policy Control payload

Device Enrollment Program (DEP)

  • The macOS enrollment and setup assistant process is simplified to match the iOS enrollment process
  • Adds skip option in DEP profiles to skip the new “iMessage and FaceTime”, “Automatic Software Updates” and “ScreenTime” panes for iOS
  • Adds skip option in DEP profiles to skip the new “Choose Your Look” and “True Tone” panes for macOS

Known issues

  • The message set using the Device Lock command isn’t displayed on macOS 10.14 beta 4
  • tvOS exclusive VPP apps cannot be purchased yet

How do I sign up?

Signing up for the Fall Release Beta is done by navigating to Organisation > Settings and selecting ZuluDesk Beta Program. If your environment has multiple locations, please note you can only sign up for the Beta Program from the Main Environment. 

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After navigating to this page, you’ll see the following: 

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Simply tick the checkbox and press Save and you’ll be enrolled into the Beta Program.

Please note your environment will be automatically unenrolled when the beta features are released to the public. There is no way to unenroll before the features are released! All settings made during the beta period will be preserved.

How do I start testing?

First of all, thank you for helping us test our new features! These new features can be found in the Release notes on the Beta Program page that you used to sign up.

Some features require the beta version of iOS, tvOS or macOS. You can sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program at https://beta.apple.com. If you are an developer, you can download the  latest betas at https://developer.apple.com.

How do I provide feedback?

You can provide us with feedback about the Fall Release Beta by navigating to the bottom of the side menu.

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We encourage you to give feedback on both positive and negative experiences you face with the new beta features. lease use this feedback tool only in regards to beta features. All other questions and/or issues should be submitted through a regular ticket.

 

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