Apple updated Configurator to version 1.1 on Thursday. The new version of the enterprise iOS management software includes new preferences to change how automatic configuration is handled as well as improvements with the Volume Purchase Program.
Apple Configurator, released in March 2012, is a recent addition to the Apple lineup of apps. Designed for enterprise use where iOS devices are issued to employees, it allows IT departments to manage default settings and installed apps, restoration options, and other issues affecting fleets of iOS devices.
Patch notes for the release, according to Apple
- Improved reliability and ease of use when installing paid apps with Volume Purchase Program redemption codes.
- A new preference to disable the automatic removal of apps or profiles installed by the user when a configuration is reapplied to a supervised device.
- A new preference to disable reapplying a configuration each time a supervised device is connected to Apple Configurator.
- The profile editor now indicates when a profile cannot be installed on a supervised device due to a missing value in a required field.
- The profile editor now warns the user if the profile is missing fields that are required for installation to supervised devices.
- VPP codes are no longer marked as invalid if the App Store is unavailable.
The app and the update are free and available from the Mac App Store.