GroundControl Windows graduates today from “Beta” to general availability

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We’ve just released GroundControl Launchpad version 2.0.4 for BOTH Windows and Mac, to all our customers and trial accounts. The Windows version has complete feature parity with the Mac version and in fact shares 95%+ of the code. That’s why the first release is “2.0.4” and not “1.0”. Those features include: Device Supervision for corporate management Update iOS efficiently and quickly Full compatibility … Read More

Say Hello to Windows

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Launchpad for Windows 2.0 “Beta 1” available After months of hard work, we’ve released our Launchpad for Windows “Beta 1.” The Windows beta works the same great way the Mac version has been working: Erase, restore, set name, add WiFi, enroll in MDM, MDM APIs, set language, and set Apple ID. (One exception, “Update iOS,” will be added in a few days.) As … Read More

GroundControl 1.9.1

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We pushed a small update to the server this morning to fix some bugs. The Launchpad hasn’t changed; it is holding steady at 1.7.2. But expect a new Launchpad version 2.0 (ahem “Windows”) within the next 3 weeks. Changes in GroundControl 1.9.1: No more whack-a-mole when selecting devices for manual deployment If you rename a custom field, we rename the … Read More

Meetup at WWDC! Wed. June 10 in San Francisco

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Join your fellow iOS admins at the annual Enterprise iOS meet and greet in San Francisco. It happens to coincide with the MobileIron’s Mobile First conference too. Drinks and snacks are being provided by GroundControl and by our friends at Tech Data. Whether you are attending WWDC or just hanging around the Bay Area, please stop by. Restaurant LuLu is one of my favorites in … Read More

Upcoming Events

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We’re honored to be recognized as an Innovator at MobileIron’s Mobile First Expo in San Francisco June 9-12. The EMM event coincides with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and we’re making the most of both. In the Bay Area? Please join us and for drinks and socializing at a fun meet-up Wednesday evening, June 10. More info coming soon.

Windows Launchpad Status Update

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We are happy to report huge progress with the soon-to-arrive Win32 Launchpad. Our rewritten cross-platform code is not only performing quite well on Mac, it is running and stable on Windows, communicating with both devices and the server. There is still more to be done internally before we release in public beta, but we are still on schedule to hit … Read More

Announcing GroundControl 1.9

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We’ve been busy little beavers. In the three weeks since our last release, our dev team has added a trove of new features: New MDM setup in Settings, simplifying MDM setup AirWatch APIs — “auto-delete device” and set organization group MobileIron APIs — auto-retire device and assign labels Launchpad custom fields for increased automation “Tokens” widget on many payload fields Team member roles, “admin”, “user” and … Read More

Announcing GroundControl 1.8

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Better data, better visibility While our Launchpad devs have been hard at work on the Windows port (more on that below), we’ve been continuing to roll out improvements to the GroundControl admin console. At the top of the list (and screen) is a new tab bar. We’ve renamed “History” to “Activity,” to more accurately reflect how you are using the feature. Seems … Read More

Maximizing your Protection from iOS Vulnerabilities

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Techniques to rapidly patch fleets of iPhones and iPads Is iOS 10 secure? Without doubt. Vulnerabilities are discovered, and Apple diligently releases patches. In the year since they released iOS 10, Apple documented a whopping 307 security vulnerabilities patched by its software updates. This isn’t to say that iOS is insecure. On the contrary, Apple’s attentiveness and quick responses make iOS … Read More

Announcing GroundControl 1.7.1

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This morning we upgraded our servers to GroundControl 1.7.1. The release almost exclusively contains rather dull server-side bug fixes and improvements. But there is also one Launchpad update…see below for the details. Improvements You’ll have a much easier time uploading a CSV list of devices. We now identify columns by the title in the first row of the file. All files … Read More