Email from Apple a few days ago, my emphasis added: "Dear Educator, In January we introduced a preview of [ http://www.apple.com/education/it/ ]new features for our education customers. These features work together to make it even easier to get iPad into the hands of students and teachers. We’re continuing to expand our preview to more customers and are excited to confirm the Classroom app is now available for [ https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1085319084 ]download from the App Store. In April, we plan to expand the preview of Apple School Manager to everyone so that you can test Managed Apple IDs and Shared iPad. And if you have an existing VPP or DEP account, you will be able to access your devices and content using Apple School Manager. Because these new features integrate with your existing infrastructure, you’ll want to make sure it is ready to support the new features in iOS 9.3. We recommend that you review this [ https://support.apple.com/kb/HT206177 ]article to understand the system requirements for these education features and how to get your school ready. We're excited about these new features and can’t wait for you to start using them in your school. Apple Education Team" From the article: "System Requirements Managed Apple IDs will be created using Apple School Manager and will require one of the following: An iOS device running iOS 9.3 or later A Mac running OS X 10.11.4 or later Shared iPad requires a Managed Apple ID and one of the following models with at least 32 GB of storage: iPad Pro iPad Air 2 iPad mini 4" Melissa Hayden-Raley Technology Supervisor Milton Town School District 802-893-5460 http://helpdesk.mtsd-vt.org School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes: >Does anyone know WHEN apple will be releasing all those great new >functions to replace configurator? > > > >Rochelle Garfinkel, MLS >Librarian & Educational Technologist > > >Marlboro School >PO Box D >2669 Rte 9 >Marlboro, VT 05344 >phone (802) 254-2668 >fax (802) 254-8768 > > > >On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:14 AM, Bryan Thompson <[ >mailto:[log in to unmask] ][log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > >We use the MDM built into OS X server, profile manager. Apple is coming >out with a better way to manage iPads. Be on the lookout before you >investigate much further. > > >Bryan > > >♻ Please consider the environment before printing this email. ♻ > > >Bryan Thompson >Technology Coordinator >[ tel:802-655-2555 ]802-655-2555 > > > >CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. > > >The information contained in this communication, including >any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged >communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. >This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from >the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected >by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and >Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized >use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is >strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this >communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-383-6000 >or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. >Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise >the confidential nature of the communication. > > > >On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 10:09 AM, Trey Cates <[ mailto:[log in to unmask] >][log in to unmask]> wrote: > > >I'm looking for suggestions/recommendations for a MDM solution for our >district. We have about 80 iPads and I am ready to move beyond Apple >Configurator. Is [ https://www.cellabus.com ]https://www.cellabus.com a >good solution? What does your district use? Any advice would be much >appreciated. Thanks! > >Sincerely, > >Trey Cates >Technology Coordinator >[ mailto:[log in to unmask] ][log in to unmask] >Washington South Supervisory Union >37 Cross Street, Unit 1 >Northfield, Vermont 05663 > > > > >----------------------------------------------------------------------- >[ http://list.uvm.edu/archives/school-it.html ] Search the SCHOOL-IT >Archive >[ http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SCHOOL-IT&A=1 ] Manage your >Subscription to SCHOOL-IT > > > > > >----------------------------------------------------------------------- > >[ http://list.uvm.edu/archives/school-it.html ] Search the SCHOOL-IT >Archive > >[ http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SCHOOL-IT&A=1 ] Manage your >Subscription to SCHOOL-IT > __________________________________________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy/delete all copies of the original message.