These release notes provide information about the latest KACE Cloud release.
About this release
KACE Cloud allows you to quickly enroll mobile devices, manage their inventory, and to apply required configurations and policies. You can interact with managed devices using a standard set of commands, such as resetting a password or locking a device, as needed. This cloud-based product helps you implement your entire device management solution quickly, and ensuring that managed devices follow your organization guidelines and standards, while protecting your data integrity.
This release contains one new feature and a number of resolved issues. See New features.
- Android 8.0+ (Work Profile, Fully Managed, and Zero-Touch enrollments)
- Android 11.0+ (COPE enrollments)
- iOS 8.0+ (Personal and supervised devices, DEP enrollments)
- iOS 11.0+ (Enrollment using Apple Configurator 2)
- iPadOS 13.0+
- macOS 10.13+ (Enrollments)
NOTE: macOS patching requires macOS 11.0+.
- tvOS 10.2+
- Windows 11 Professional, Enterprise, Education
- Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, Education, 1709 or later
NOTE: Autopilot and Azure Domain Joins require Azure AD P1 or P2.
- Google Chrome 49+
- Microsoft Edge 16+ (Not supported on mobile devices.)
- Mozilla Firefox 45+
- Apple Safari 12+ (Mac only)
System-provided mobile administrative applications are not currently available.
New features in KACE Cloud:
- macOS app patching. Starting in this release, KACE Cloud supports macOS app patching. This feature requires a KACE Cloud Secure license. To obtain a KACE Cloud Secure license, contact KACE Cloud Sales. A free 14-day KACE Cloud Secure trial license is available and can be started directly from KACE Cloud. For more information about KACE Cloud licensing, see About subscriptions and licensing.
macOS and iOS Auto-Updates. With KACE Cloud you can now create macOS and iOS Auto-Update Configurations to ensure your managed macOS and iOS devices run the latest OS version. These configurations are covered by your base KACE Cloud license. You can find them in the Security Library. Administrators can use macOS and iOS Auto-Update Configurations to, for example, automatically check, download, and install macOS updates on managed devices.
NOTE: Ability to manage iOS Rapid Security Response updates is now only possible with iOS Auto-Update Configurations. This was previously included with KACE Cloud Restrictions.
- macOS and iOS Version Upgrades. This version of KACE Cloud allows administrators to target specific macOS and iOS versions, and to specify the installation preferences. For example, you can control when to install downloaded upgrades or to defer installations. You can also target a specific major or minor version, if needed.
- Patch reporting. Administrators can now easily generate reports related to patching. For example, you can review a list of the latest critical patches and identify the devices on which they are installed.
For complete information about these feature, visit the KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager Help Center.
The following feature is no longer available as of this release: Username attribute mappings.
Username attribute mappings
This release includes a change to KACE Cloud that affects the Single Sign-On (SSO) configuration of your KACE Cloud tenant, that might require actions to change and verify the KACE Cloud SSO configuration settings in your tenant. This is caused by the deprecation of one of the KACE Cloud user attributes that was previously available to be mapped to an identity provider claim in the Single Sign-On configuration. Starting in this release, the KACE Cloud username attribute is no longer available for mapping. If username attribute mappings were not removed from your tenant's configuration prior to this release, the change is automatically applied to your tenant as part of the update process.