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Does Your School Use iPad? Big Updates to Apple School Manager

December 01, 2017

Does Your School Use iPad? Big Updates to Apple School Manager

If your school deploys any more that a few iPads, you will be familiar with Apple's Volume Purchase Programme. VPP is a convienient and cost-effective way to deploy apps and books to your Apple fleet, but since the launch of Apple School Manager last year, it hasn't provided the most seamless management experience. Well, Apple has fixed that.

Starting today, when you log in and select Apps and Books in the left column, you'll see a new interface that includes the following features:

  • Search and purchase apps and books directly within Apple School Manager
  • Transfer and consolidate licenses from one location to another
  • Manage and share licenses within a location 

In order to use this new interface (you don't have to- you can stick with the existing VPP portal), you will have to migrate out of the existing VPP portal. Instructions on how to do that can be found here: About Migrating to Apps and Books in Apple School Manager

Apple has also released two new guides for all things Apple School Manager and iPad in schools, namely- Apple School Manager Help and Education Deployment Guide.

If you need any assistance with any of this, are exploring how iPad fits into your school, I would love you to get in contact with me. New Gauge Digital are members of the Apple Consultant Network, certified in Mobility Deployment, and iPad in Education is our speciality. We can assist with planning, procurement, Mobile Device Management through Lightspeed Mobile Manager, Professional Development and BYOD rental and purchase programs, and have helped more than 60 schools Australia-wide. I look forward to speaking with you.

 





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