Our recent VMware AirWatch 9.1 webinar explored new capabilities introduced in our most recent release. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the live event. If you were not able to join live, check out the replay here.
Due to time constraints, we did not get to all of your questions during the live event. We compiled answers to the top 12 questions on the 9.1 release that we missed during the webinar on topics like:
- Android Enterprise
- Windows 10
- VMware Boxer Productivity App
Did we missing the answer to your question? Add it to the comments below, and one of our amazing experts will provide the answer.
AirWatch 9.1 & Android
1. When opening a work app, can we set the Android passcode requirement to only exist if no device passcode is present? It would be nice to avoid a user having to enter an app passcode if they also have a passcode to unlock their device.
The Android operating system (OS) looks at the complexity of the passcode already on the device. If the device passcode set by the end user is of equal or greater complexity than the work security challenge, the end user is not asked to type in a work security challenge. If the device passcode does not meet the required complexity, Android prompts the end user for a passcode to access managed work apps. In other words, the user will have separate passcodes for the device and managed work apps.
2. What is the benefit of using Android work managed rather than the work profile? Do you have to touch each device to set up work managed?
Deploying a work-managed Android device creates a truly corporate device by removing any personal apps or data on the device. This gives the administrator the ability to manage the entire device. A device with a work profile will still have personal apps and data on the device. The admin can only manage the business apps and data.
With the latest enhancements, admins do not need to touch each device to make them work managed. End users can enter afw#airwatch when prompted for a Google account or scan a QR code to begin the onboarding process.
AirWatch 9.1 & Apple
Yes. We enable automatic updates of VPP applications with device-based license assignments in the device-based method of the managed distribution process. Admins enable AirWatch to automatically query the Apple App Store for updates or manually push updates through the console.
4. Do you need an application to manage Apple TVs?
There is no AirWatch Agent or management application required to manage Apple TVs, but you can enroll tvOS 10.2 via the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP).
5. For DEP-enabled iOS devices, is there a way to silently publish the AirWatch Agent to be transparent to users’ devices? I would like to avoid users having to download the AirWatch Agent themselves.
Yes, the standard way to publish the AirWatch Agent to DEP devices is by purchasing the application through Apple VPP. Admins then enable the app in the AirWatch console for Device-Based Licensing. Finally, admins auto-assign the app to devices via an assignment group. This will deliver the AirWatch Agent to the device without the need for the user to have an Apple ID.
AirWatch 9.1 & Windows 10
6. Can I use AirWatch to remote wipe laptops running Windows 10?
7. Do the Windows patching features require VMware Workspace ONE?
Patch management is available in Workspace ONE standard, advanced and enterprise editions. Patching is also available for organizations with traditional AirWatch blue, green and orange suites.
8. Can you manage apps or have a custom store on Windows 10?
Yes, AirWatch provides application management capability across both Windows Store and native Win32 apps. With the Workspace ONE app catalog, admins provision users with a custom enterprise store for self-service and single sign-on (SSO) access to all work apps, including Windows Store, Win32, remote, SaaS and internal web apps.
Boxer Productivity App
9. Can you deploy SMIME certificates to Boxer on Android and iOS?
You can deploy SMIME certificates by pushing APIs in AirWatch Console 9.0+. You can also push through the self-service portal, as well as on an as-needed basis through certificate distribution via email attachments.
10. For the Boxer email app, what is the total size limit for emails, including body, headers and attachments?
Boxer does not enforce any size limitations. Exchange configures this on the backend.
11. What systems does the Boxer Classifications Markings approach support?
Our Classification Markings approach integrates with the built-in Exchange transport rules. We can also integrate with Titus, Boldon James and JanusNET.
12. Does Boxer support plain text, signed, encrypted and signed-and-encrypted messages?
Yes, Boxer supports all of these types of messages.
Want to learn more about AirWatch 9.1? Many more details are available in myAirWatch or through your account manager.
For more information about the AirWatch solutions mentioned in this blog:
- Read our AirWatch 9.1 announcement blog.
- Watch the webinar replay.
- Contact us via email, chat or phone.
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