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Now that Yosemite is out, there’s a lot of updates here and there. iOS 8.1 is destined to show on Monday, but in the meantime JAMF Software has released version 9.6 of the vaunted Casper Suite. To quote the most excellent marketing team:

We are excited to announce that version 9.6 of the Casper Suite is now available. This release can enable you and your organization to embrace new technologies from Apple. Please see the release notes for more information.

Casper Suite 9.6 includes features that can help you:

  • Ensure ease of adoption for your users and peace of mind for yourself with same-day support of OS X Yosemite.
  • Extend management capabilities with new settings and payloads in OS X and iOS configuration profiles.
  • Enhance DEP and Mac App Store distribution workflows.

Note: Version 9.6 of the Casper Suite does not include configuration changes or fixes for the POODLE SSLv3 vulnerability in the news, but JAMF is gathering information and working as quickly as possible to get a solution in place. We have your back – we will keep you informed and have a release or any fixes ready as soon as possible. For more information, visit: https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=12151

If you plan to manage OS X Yosemite devices in your environment and you are currently using Casper Suite 8 series, please note that you will be required to upgrade to version 9.6. Check out this knowledge base article to see how to complete a simple and successful migration.

You can download this version of the Casper Suite by logging into your JAMF Nation user community account and navigating to “My Assets” under your profile.

October 16th, 2014

Posted In: iPhone, Mac OS X, Mass Deployment