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On September 13, Apple released iOS/iPadOS 17.0 and macOS 14.0. We’ve been working hard to ensure that Microsoft Intune can provide Day zero support for Apple’s latest operating systems so that existing features work as expected.
We’ll continue to upgrade our service and release new features that integrate elements of support for the new operating system (OS) versions.
We’ve adopted a new data-driven infrastructure that powers the settings catalog to use a JSON based settings to automatically generate the UI. In the past, it took several sprints to create templates.
Today, we’ve automated the entire settings ingestion process using Apple's new GitHub repo. We provide Apple’s payloads and settings through their API and our first-party app preference settings with apps like Microsoft Office, Outlook, Defender, and Edge. This will simplify and expedite settings and payload updates for both IT admins and device users.
Declarative software updates for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS
The refreshed settings catalog will also change how feature updates are delivered to Apple devices, beginning with settings updates. We’re excited to release the latest software update enforcement-specific configuration for declarative software updates. In the settings catalog, admins can specify an OS update to install by an enforced deadline on supervised devices.
This new configuration highlights the power of the settings catalog we’ve designed for the future with built-in declarative device management (DDM) support. It also highlights the power of DDM, where the device handles when to download and prepare the update and when to prompt users that an update is being enforced on their device. It ensures the update is installed by the deadline specified by the admin. Additionally, Apple announced new status items for declarative software updates, providing rich update status reporting in near-real time.
Day zero support of new settings and payloads
See iOS/iPadOS 17 and macOS 14 settings updates in the Intune admin console.
We want to hear your questions or feedback about these Day zero features to help us define the future of DDM. Comment on this post or reach out on Twitter by tagging us at @IntuneSuppTeam.
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