For those who did not receive this message concerning changes to Apple's VPP and Apple School Manager.

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From: Dan DelVecchio <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:18 AM
Subject: Apple School Manager upgrade (VPP Enhancements) coming soon - upgrading is optional
To: Dan DelVecchio <[log in to unmask]>

Dear Educator,

At the Apple Fall Tech Update in October we discussed some enhancements coming to the Volume Purchasing Program.  Recently an email was sent out to the Apple School Manager administrators letting them know an upgrade will be available soon.

The upgrade, when available, will not be mandatory.  There is a new support article  HT208257  called “About migrating to Apps and Books in Apple School Manager” that will help you prepare for the release of Apps and Books. 

As a reminder, we are still running the weekly WebEx seminars.  Once the ASM upgrade is released (probably this week), the Friday WebEx session, Apple School Manager (ASM): Buying Apps and Books, will be updated to address the changes.

Should you wish to join us for any of the following WebEx seminars you are welcome, details are as follows.

Tuesdays at 11 AM Eastern Time
Apple School Manager (ASM): Creating Managed AppleIDs
Come learn how using Apple School Manager to create brand new Managed AppleIDs, and increase your school’s abilities to better control your user experience device management and flexibility. 

Password = apple1 

Wednesdays at 11 AM Eastern Time
Apple School Manager (ASM): Upgrading to ASM 
Upgrading from Apple Deployment Programs to Apple School Manager gives you more options than ever before on how you can easily prepare deploy and manage Mac and iPad for your students and teachers. Come learn the best way to prepare for your upgrade and ask questions of an Apple System Engineer!

Password = apple1 

Thursdays at 11 AM Eastern Time
What's New for Education - Enabling the Classroom 
Come check out the new features and capabilities in Classroom 2.0 iOS 10.3 macOS 10.12.4 and how to have a zero-touch deployment of AppleTV in your education environment. There are new management features faster deployment options and live Q&A with an Apple System Engineer! 

Password = apple1

Fridays at 11 AM Eastern Time
Apple School Manager (ASM): Buying Apps and Books
This session will provide everything you need to know about to to easily fund purchase and distribute apps and books to your iPads and Macs with Apple School Manager. You’ll hear tips and tricks for from an Apple system engineer during live Q&A and learn how to take advantage of education volume discounts to maximize the value of your learning content.

Password = apple1



Dan DelVecchio, Systems Engineer
Apple Education
Apple Inc.  

Keith Puffer
Technology Coordinator
Harwood Unified Union School District
340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Fax: 802-496-6515


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