Version History

Version 201912

EMM Management Console:

  • [NEW] After creating a device the values for operating system, device typ and ownership will be saved and applied for the next device, giving you the ability to add devices much more efficient.
  • [NEW] Global Configuration has been extended with more templates.
  • [NEW] Changed the way the appliance uses to contact the mail server to avoid conflicts with some mail server settings.
  • [NEW] The enterprise appstore has been re-worked for iOS and Android and now features a search function.
  • [NEW] The enrollment mail will now contain the QR Code for Android and iOS.
  • [NEW] Improved the caching of app icons for every app list which should decrease loading time after the first time.
  • [FIX] In rare cases, it happened that a button got switched to from On to Off or vice versa without displaying it correctly until saving. This got completely fixed.
  • [FIX] Under certain circumstances it took much longer than expected to load a group when clicked on it. This has been fixed.

Android:

  • [NEW] “Android for Work” has been added as operating system. Creating a device using this operating system will hide every setting which is not required.
  • [NEW] QR Code Enrollment is now possible with native android enrollment.
  • [NEW] You can now reset the password with a custom password.
  • [NEW] The “+” button in the installed apps list has beend removed. The recommended way to add apps that should be installed is using the mandatory app list. Due to confusion and problems caused by the “+” button, we decided to remove it.
  • [NEW] Changed the wording from Samsung SAFE to Samsung KNOX since Samsung also switched to this terminology.
  • [NEW] Samsung KNOX functions can now be used in Android for Work Device Owner Mode
  • [NEW] Changed the system which is used to push devices to resolve push issues on some Android 9 devices.
  • [FIX] A few apps have special characters in their name. This caused the insalled apps list to be empty. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] In rare cases inHouse apps got not installed on the devices. This has been fixed.

iOS:

  • [NEW] Overhauled the whole system to get VPP licenses which will make the process much faster and more stable, especially for higher amounts of licenses.
  • [NEW] The Built-In Security Container can now be customized to allow screenshots and other functions.
  • [NEW] Improved they way the enrollment got processed if you add the device to the MDM and to DEP using the Apple Configurator 2. This also avoids the creation of 2 identical devices which occured in rare cases while using this method.
  • [NEW] New “Skip” options has been added to the DEP profile to match the latest iOS versions.
  • [NEW] The bypass code for the activationlock can now be shown in the console and used to manually remove the activationlock.
  • [NEW] You can now enter a bundle identifier to the Black- or Whitelist.
  • [NEW] Activity App has been added to the Sys App Restrictions.
  • [NEW] The “+” button in the managed apps list has beend removed. The recommended way to add apps that should be installed is using the mandatory app list. Due to confusion and problems caused by the “+” button, we decided to remove it.
  • [FIX] Due to changes of Apple, the device log did not display every error correctly. This has now been fixed.

Windows 10 PC:

  • [NEW] Added support for big UWP (appx & appxbundle) and MSI apps.
  • [NEW] You are now able to remove some architectures (e.g. ARM) from bundles since this can cause problems on devices not matching this architecture.
  • [NEW] “Wipe Device” has been added.
  • [NEW] Full support for Windows 10 Version 1809 has been added
  • [NEW] Adjusted the UI for upload of UWP (appx & appxbundle) and MSI apps.

Older Versions

EMM Management Console:

  • [NEW] TeamViewer Support for iOS and Android has been added! You can now easily remote access your devices!
  • [NEW] You can now set an Alias for your VPP token.
  • [NEW] REST API has been added to get the GPS information via our REST API. This is currently limited to GPS information and will be enhanced in the future.
  • [NEW] The navigation tree containing the users, groups and devices has been improved to make it more responsive, especially while using drag’n’drop.
  • [NEW] An extended search functionality has been added. You can now easily search for many different attributes.
  • [NEW] Overhauled the android password restriction form.
  • [NEW] You can now add comments to every single device to add any information you want to a device (e.g. at which date it was bought)
  • [NEW] The installed Apps list of Windows 10 PC now contains every installed, regardless of its installation type. (Before that change, the list were split into different categories for InHouse, Store and System Apps)
  • [NEW] Reworked the configuration tab of AfW apps that are using sections to better represent these sections (e.g. Samsung Mail)
  • [FIX] Under certain conditions, settings could not be saved correctly in the connection management. This has been fixed completely.
  • [FIX] In extremely rare cases it could happen that the system did not properly synchronize with the VPP service. This has been fixed completely.
  • [FIX] In the Outlook configuration for iOS, the placeholder were not working correctly. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Depending on your enrollment method, custom Roles were not able to edit, move or delete devices in the device pool. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Due to changes made by google, the android app search was not working correctly. This has been fixed.

Android:

  • [NEW] “Allow Bluetooth Sharing” implemented for Android for Work. This allows you to access your contacts if your device is connected to your car.
  • [NEW] You can now configure a timeout for the policy violation action for Android for Work.
  • [NEW] Minor improvements have been made to the kiosk mode.
  • [FIX] On certain devices, which do not have an IMEI, auto enrollment did not work properly under certain conditions. This has now been fixed.

iOS:

  • [NEW] The new version of the Cisco Anyconnect app is now supported too! Besides that, the Legacy app can still be configured.
  • [NEW] The new version of the OpenVPN App is now supported.
  • [NEW] iOS Update can now be delayed for up to 90 days
  • [NEW] If you had to accept changed Terms and Conditions for your DEP account, the sync was not working. We now implemented a warning for that if this is the case.
  • [FIX] Fixed a bug that caused the exchange profile to loose the password if a changed PIM profile was pushed.
  • [FIX] In rare cases, certificates were not pushed correctly to the device. This has been fixed.

Windows 10 PC:

  • [NEW] You can now uninstall apps
  • [NEW] You can now install apps via the mandatory apps list (Appx, Appxbundle and MSI)

EMM Management Console:

  • Some Icons have been replaced (e.g.: SecurePIM)
  • Style improvements has been implemented that make certain tabs more visible (e.g. the sources for an app installation)
  • The profile you are currently editing will always be displayed at the left side.
  • Selecting a group profile now shows which groups are affected by this profile
  • The Enrollment page for iOS and MacOS has been improved and now shows improved notification if, for example, no APNS certificate has been found
  • Several improvements to increase the performance has been implemented

Android:

  • A Problem has been fixed that caused playstore apps to not be displayed correctly in the console
  • A Problem has been fixed that caused the appstore to be empty

iOS:

  • Automatic OS Update is now possible without DEP but in this case requires iOS 10.3 and supervised mode
  • The VPP App List will now be sorted alphabetically
  • A Hint has been added if the Enterprise Appstore is not displayed because Javascript is deactivated
  • You will be warned that disabling Javascript will end up in a not working Enterprise Appstore
  • Under certain circumstances mandatory app installation has not begun right after the enrollment. This is now fixed.
  • If an app-configuration contained integer the configuration was not applied correctly. This has been fixed.
  • Files App has been added to the sys app restrictions.
  • “Outlook” has been added to BYOD

MacOS:

  • App Management has been added. This contains Installed Apps and Mandatory Apps (In-House and VPP)

Windows 10 PC:

  • App Management has been added. This contains Installed Apps, Black-/Whitelisting and Sys App Restrictions

EMM Management Console:

  • Implemented many additional security features.
  • Fixed a bug that made it possible to edit a Super Root without being Super Root.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain pages under android profiles to crash or load indefinitely (e.g. Mandatory App List, PIM Management)

Version 201939

(please note that all updates after version 201848 are available only for the Debian Appliance)

EMM Management Console:

  • [NEW] The design of the On/Off switches has been renewed.
  • [FIX] If the SSL port was not 443, requests were not correctly forwarded to port 80. These are now forwarded to the configured SSL port.
  • [FIX] In some scenarios, external storage could not be added to the content box (e.g. FTP). This was fixed.
  • [FIX] In many cases the external appliance configuration was not reachable although it was configured correctly. This now works again.
  • [FIX] Under certain circumstances the server manager could not be reached on multi-client systems. This was fixed.
  • [FIX] GPS positions were correctly transmitted by the devices but not displayed. This was fixed.
  • [FIX] In rare cases, old GPS positions were not deleted as expected as soon as they were older than 30 days. This now works again as expected.

Android:

  • [NEW] The information “Last Push” has been added to Android devices.
  • [FIX] Due to major changes made by Google to the Playstore, Playstore apps were not displayed and added correctly. This also added broken entries to the list. Searching and adding apps now works again. Also all corrupt entries were removed automatically.
  • [FIX] InHouse Apps could not be distributed via Enterprise App Store in many cases. This was fixed.

iOS:

  • [NEW] Some settings need supervised mode since iOS 13. The affected settings are now marked accordingly. Hint: Devices which were rolled in before the update to iOS 13 are not affected.
  • [FIX] OpenVPN profiles were always incorrectly stored as OnDemand VPN on the end device. This was fixed.

Older Versions

Virtual Appliance:

  • [NEW] The Virtual Appliance has been upgraded to Debian 9. To upgrade to the most recent version, download the machine again using the download links you received with your licenses. On the new machine, in the Appliance Configuration use “Appliance Import” at the top to import your data to the new machine. For more details, questions or in case of any problems with this, contact our support team!
  • The communication with the devices has been rewritten to improve performance, stability and security.
  • [NEW] The appliance configuration page is from now on protected with a password. IMPORTANT: write down that password or safe it in a password manager. Should you loose this, access can only be restored by resetting all data.
  • [NEW] The appliance configuration page now shows a hint at the top should you have made changes that are not applied yet.
  • [NEW] The mail configuration in Step 3 of the appliance configuration now needs a validation code, sent to you by using these credentials. This prevents entering credentials that are wrong or not working in general.
  • [NEW] The appliance configuration has been translated and is now available in german.
  • [NEW] All of the components of the server (Apache, MySQL, etc) has been updated
  • [FIX] The maximum upload size in Step 3 of the appliance configuration can now be set to every desired value (prior to this change it was limited to 64MB).

EMM Management Console:

  • [NEW] Should you enroll a device while it is selected in the console, it will become green immediately after the enrolment has been completed. No need to reload or anything!
  • [NEW] Some parts have been made more responsive. The status bar at the top now always displays the correct live status and app lists get updated automatically without the need of a reload.
  • [NEW] “Advanced Configuration has been added to the Gateway Configuration. With this you can now set the max headersize.
  • [NEW] “Command Log” in the “Device Log” Tab has been added. This shows which command has been sent to the device and if it was successful. If it failed, it will show additional information, if possible.
    [NEW] The Pie Chart of the dashboard has been recolored.
  • [NEW] Some of the tables (e.g. installed App list) have been resized to work better with the highest console width.
  • [NEW] After creating a device the values for operating system, device typ and ownership will be saved and applied for the next device, giving you the ability to add devices much more efficient.
  • [NEW] Global Configuration has been extended with more templates.
  • [NEW] Changed the way the appliance uses to contact the mail server to avoid conflicts with some mail server settings.
  • [NEW] The enterprise appstore has been re-worked for iOS and Android and now features a search function.
  • [NEW] The enrollment mail will now contain the QR Code for Android and iOS.
  • [NEW] Improved the caching of app icons for every app list which should decrease loading time after the first time.
  • [FIX] In rare cases, it happened that a button got switched to from On to Off or vice versa without displaying it correctly until saving. This got completely fixed.
  • [FIX] Under certain circumstances it took much longer than expected to load a group when clicked on it. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Some apps that should have an Icon with transparency had a black background. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Whenever a device, group or user got deleted, it was still selected. Now after deleting one of these will automatically select an element above the deleted one.

Android:

  • [NEW] License Management for Ikarus has been added in General Settings -> App Management -> Third Party Apps.
  • [NEW] Implemented different methods to block splitscreen and picture in picture while kiosk mode is active.
  • [NEW] URL Kiosk Mode now properly shows that a page is currently loading. Prior to this, this happened in the background without a visual feedback.
  • [NEW] Text fields in the android clients have been adjusted so passwords (e.g. uninstall password) are hidden and e-mail fields are recognized as such.
  • [NEW] “Android for Work” has been added as operating system. Creating a device using this operating system will hide every setting which is not required.
  • [NEW] QR Code Enrollment is now possible with native android enrollment.
  • [NEW] You can now reset the password with a custom password.
  • [NEW] The “+” button in the installed apps list has beend removed. The recommended way to add apps that should be installed is using the mandatory app list. Due to confusion and problems caused by the “+” button, we decided to remove it.
  • [NEW] Changed the wording from Samsung SAFE to Samsung KNOX since Samsung also switched to this terminology.
  • [NEW] Samsung KNOX functions can now be used in Android for Work Device Owner Mode
  • [NEW] Changed the system which is used to push devices to resolve push issues on some Android 9 devices.
  • [FIX] A few apps have special characters in their name. This caused the insalled apps list to be empty. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] In rare cases inHouse apps got not installed on the devices. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Fixed a bug in the URL kiosk mode where the original URL got loaded whenever the screen orientation changed.
  • [FIX] In URL Kiosk Mode: On certain devices, when the kiosk exit popup got closed without entering the exit password, it was impossible to get the popup again without restarting the device. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Exiting the kiosk by using a password and resuming it via the apptec client resulted in the kiosk mode not being activaed correctly. Therefore non-kiosk apps could be opened.
  • [FIX] Whenever the AfW App Store contained more than 50 apps, every app got removed. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Group Profiles for AfW Devices could not be copied. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Under certain circumstances, AfW devices were not pushed correctly. This works now in every case and with every device.
  • [FIX] The biometric authentication option for AfW devices has been removed by accident. This feature is now back!
  • [FIX] There was an issue that prevented setting a background on android. This now works again as intended.
  • [FIX] Play Store Search did not work due to changes by google. This has been adjusted so the app search works again as expected.

iOS:

  • [NEW] Overhauled the whole system to get VPP licenses which will make the process much faster and more stable, especially for higher amounts of licenses.
  • [NEW] The Built-In Security Container can now be customized to allow screenshots and other functions.
  • [NEW] Improved they way the enrollment got processed if you add the device to the MDM and to DEP using the Apple Configurator 2. This also avoids the creation of 2 identical devices which occured in rare cases while using this method.
  • [NEW] New “Skip” options has been added to the DEP profile to match the latest iOS versions.
  • [NEW] The bypass code for the activationlock can now be shown in the console and used to manually remove the activationlock.
  • [NEW] You can now enter a bundle identifier to the Black- or Whitelist.
  • [NEW] Activity App has been added to the Sys App Restrictions.
  • [NEW] The “+” button in the managed apps list has beend removed. The recommended way to add apps that should be installed is using the mandatory app list. Due to confusion and problems caused by the “+” button, we decided to remove it.
  • [FIX] Due to changes of Apple, the device log did not display every error correctly. This has now been fixed.
  • [FIX] Different fixes for VPP have been implemented. Now the license assignment should be reliable as before.
  • [FIX] In certain cases app settings from group profiles were not applied correctly. This now works in every scenario.

Windows 10 PC:

  • [NEW] Added support for big UWP (appx & appxbundle) and MSI apps.
  • [NEW] You are now able to remove some architectures (e.g. ARM) from bundles since this can cause problems on devices not matching this architecture.
  • [NEW] “Wipe Device” has been added.
  • [NEW] Full support for Windows 10 Version 1809 has been added
  • [NEW] Adjusted the UI for upload of UWP (appx & appxbundle) and MSI apps.

EMM Management Console:

  • [NEW] TeamViewer Support for iOS and Android has been added! You can now easily remote access your devices!
  • [NEW] You can now set an Alias for your VPP token.
  • [NEW] REST API has been added to get the GPS information via our REST API. This is currently limited to GPS information and will be enhanced in the future.
  • [NEW] The navigation tree containing the users, groups and devices has been improved to make it more responsive, especially while using drag’n’drop.
  • [NEW] An extended search functionality has been added. You can now easily search for many different attributes.
  • [NEW] Overhauled the android password restriction form.
  • [NEW] You can now add comments to every single device to add any information you want to a device (e.g. at which date it was bought)
  • [NEW] The installed Apps list of Windows 10 PC now contains every installed, regardless of its installation type. (Before that change, the list were split into different categories for InHouse, Store and System Apps)
  • [NEW] Reworked the configuration tab of AfW apps that are using sections to better represent these sections (e.g. Samsung Mail)
  • [FIX] Under certain conditions, settings could not be saved correctly in the connection management. This has been fixed completely.
  • [FIX] In extremely rare cases it could happen that the system did not properly synchronize with the VPP service. This has been fixed completely.
  • [FIX] In the Outlook configuration for iOS, the placeholder were not working correctly. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Depending on your enrollment method, custom Roles were not able to edit, move or delete devices in the device pool. This has been fixed.
  • [FIX] Due to changes made by google, the android app search was not working correctly. This has been fixed.

Android:

  • [NEW] “Allow Bluetooth Sharing” implemented for Android for Work. This allows you to access your contacts if your device is connected to your car.
  • [NEW] You can now configure a timeout for the policy violation action for Android for Work.
  • [NEW] Minor improvements have been made to the kiosk mode.
  • [FIX] On certain devices, which do not have an IMEI, auto enrollment did not work properly under certain conditions. This has now been fixed.

iOS:

  • [NEW] The new version of the Cisco Anyconnect app is now supported too! Besides that, the Legacy app can still be configured.
  • [NEW] The new version of the OpenVPN App is now supported.
  • [NEW] iOS Update can now be delayed for up to 90 days
  • [NEW] If you had to accept changed Terms and Conditions for your DEP account, the sync was not working. We now implemented a warning for that if this is the case.
  • [FIX] Fixed a bug that caused the exchange profile to loose the password if a changed PIM profile was pushed.
  • [FIX] In rare cases, certificates were not pushed correctly to the device. This has been fixed.

Windows 10 PC:

  • [NEW] You can now uninstall apps
  • [NEW] You can now install apps via the mandatory apps list (Appx, Appxbundle and MSI)

EMM Management Console:

  • Some Icons have been replaced (e.g.: SecurePIM)
  • Style improvements has been implemented that make certain tabs more visible (e.g. the sources for an app installation)
  • The profile you are currently editing will always be displayed at the left side.
  • Selecting a group profile now shows which groups are affected by this profile
  • The Enrollment page for iOS and MacOS has been improved and now shows improved notification if, for example, no APNS certificate has been found
  • Several improvements to increase the performance has been implemented

Android:

  • A Problem has been fixed that caused playstore apps to not be displayed correctly in the console
  • A Problem has been fixed that caused the appstore to be empty

iOS:

  • Automatic OS Update is now possible without DEP but in this case requires iOS 10.3 and supervised mode
  • The VPP App List will now be sorted alphabetically
  • A Hint has been added if the Enterprise Appstore is not displayed because Javascript is deactivated
  • You will be warned that disabling Javascript will end up in a not working Enterprise Appstore
  • Under certain circumstances mandatory app installation has not begun right after the enrollment. This is now fixed.
  • If an app-configuration contained integer the configuration was not applied correctly. This has been fixed.
  • Files App has been added to the sys app restrictions.
  • “Outlook” has been added to BYOD

MacOS:

  • App Management has been added. This contains Installed Apps and Mandatory Apps (In-House and VPP)

Windows 10 PC:

  • App Management has been added. This contains Installed Apps, Black-/Whitelisting and Sys App Restrictions

EMM Management Console:

  • Implemented many additional security features.
  • Fixed a bug that made it possible to edit a Super Root without being Super Root.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain pages under android profiles to crash or load indefinitely (e.g. Mandatory App List, PIM Management)