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Apple DEP

Streamline Your SMB with AirWatch Express & Apple Deployment Programs

  • Kristi Murray By

You already have a lot on your plate figuring out your entire IT strategy with constrained budget and resources. Mobility is our expertise, and we’re here to help.

AirWatch Express makes mobile device management (MDM) simple and affordable for your organization with intuitive workflows to set up all your resources, apps and policies on your mobile devices. We are making it even easier to set up iPads, iPhones and Macs by introducing integration with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP) in AirWatch Express.

[Related: Simple MDM in Minutes: Introducing AirWatch Express]

Setup and Configure Devices with DEP

8148_VM_EUC_BREAKOUT_Blog_InText_600pxYou took the first step towards mobility by purchasing Apple devices for your employees and deciding to manage them with MDM. Now, how do you get what you need to devices and make sure it stays there? The DEP provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac or iOS devices.

Increase adoption of your new solution by making onboarding as simple as possible for your end users using the DEP. By integrating with your corporate directory, the end user only needs to enter in their work credentials to automatically get everything to their device. You can even choose zero-touch enrollment so the device isn’t tied to a particular end user—the device will be configured automatically when you boot it up. You can customize setup steps so no precious time is wasted setting up features that won’t be used.

You can also choose to supervise devices over the air (OTA), adding additional management capabilities. For example, you can prevent the user from removing the MDM profile on the device so you can keep managing the device how you intended. And even if the device is factory reset, it will be configured the same way when it’s turned on again.

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Learn more about the Device Enrollment Program on Apple’s website.

[Related: 7 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

Distribute Apps with VPP

Workers want to be mobile with access to the apps that make their job easier. Using the Volume Purchase Program in your AirWatch Express deployment makes it simple to find, buy and distribute apps and books to your devices.

Enable your users with purchased and free apps from the Apple App Store. While setting up your blueprints, you can easily assign apps to users for either silent, automatic installation or on-demand installation from a custom app catalog. Users don’t even need an Apple ID, making installation simple. If an employee leaves the company, you can revoke the app license and reassign it to another employee so you don’t lose your valuable investments.

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Learn more about the Volume Purchase Program on Apple’s website.

[Related: 4 Ways Apple Volume Purchase Plan (VPP) Impacted Business Mobility in 2015]

Go to airwatchexpress.com for more information on how AirWatch Express can help your business.

Kristi Murray

Kristi Murray

Kristi Murray is a mobile product marketing manager for VMware End-User Computing.

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