On upgrading from a version of MobiControl less than 15.6.0 to version 15.6.0 or higher the following impacts will be observed:
Indoor Location is a new premium feature of SOTI MobiControl that provides the real-time location of devices based on Wi-Fi positioning, allowing businesses to track their devices indoors. A device's current location or last known location is available to users with an option to see that device's movement over a 24-hour period. Additionally, by incorporating geofencing and SOTI MobiControl's Signal Policies, Indoor Location service can quickly track down devices indoors and trigger actions and notifications based on devices entering or leaving specific indoor zones. The Indoor Location functionality is available only to SOTI MobiControl customers who have purchased the SOTI Premium Plus or Enterprise Plus Service.
Signal is a new policy type in SOTI MobiControl that allows the administrator to create customized conditions for triggering automated actions. Signal Policies are platform agnostic, meaning creating a policy per device platform is unnecessary. Signal can leverage information across Indoor Location and SOTI MobiControl for building conditions that best fit your business needs.
The Notification Panel can display alert messages that a Signal Policy triggers, as well as Announcements, enabling SOTI MobiControl administrators to quickly view critical information about the state of their system or device fleet.
In SOTI MobiControl, you can now create Microsoft App Protection Policies for Microsoft 365 apps on Android and iOS devices, ensuring corporate data is protected and contained within the apps. This policy provides granular access controls to protect the corporate data in the apps, such as copying data to the clipboard.
Certificate-based bulk enrollment of Windows Modern devices is now streamlined in 15.6.0. You can now directly download a Windows provisioning package from the enrollment rule, distribute it to the target devices and enroll in SOTI MobiControl. Here, we provide the ability to download a PPKG (Provisioning Package) file from the SOTI MobiControl web console instead of creating it using a Microsoft tool (Windows Configuration Designer).
Apple Add Device Rules are now split into iOS and macOS Enrollment Policies. The creation and management of these policies is migrated to the next-generation user interface for a better user experience and overall consistency. The new design provides a view of all iOS and macOS Enrollment Policies in a list, along with a detailed view of each policy.
Note: The Apple Enrollment URLs have changed in this version of SOTI MobiControl. If you are upgrading SOTI MobiControl to this version, the Enrollment URLs of the Enrollment Policies created before upgrading to this version of SOTI MobiControl will no longer work. After the upgrade, new URLs for the existing Enrollment Policies will be regenerated automatically and should be used for device enrollment moving forward.
Linux Enrollment Policies (formerly called Add Device Rules) creation and management is migrated to the next-generation user interface for a better user experience and overall consistency. The new design provides a view of all Linux Enrollment Policies in a list, along with a detailed view of each policy.
SOTI MobiControl has added support for LDAP authentication in the Linux Enrollment Policy along with this migration.
Users and Groups that have been assigned to SOTI MobiControl through SOTI Identity can now be viewed under the Users and Permissions section of SOTI MobiControl. Administrators can now manage the permission of these Users and Groups through SOTI MobiControl itself. Additionally, administrators can now retrieve matching users/groups from SOTI Identity directly while searching rather than relying on user input which eliminates the risks of misconfiguration.
Note: Customers with on-premises installations of SOTI MobiControl 15.6.0 or later must open a port or whitelist an IP address for SOTI Identity to ensure communication between products.
Samsung devices secured by Knox can now activate the KPE Standard License instead of the Enterprise License Management (ELM) license when enrolled as either Android Classic or Android Enterprise Work Managed to provide continued access to Knox-specific features. Previously enrolled Samsung devices with a Samsung ELM license activated remain unaffected.
Note: Android agent version 15.2.0 or above is required for new enrollments on Samsung devices.
You can configure and deploy the Knox Service Plugin, Samsung’s OEMConfig, directly via Profiles for Samsung devices enrolled as Android Enterprise Work Managed. This allows administrators to easily discover and manage Samsung KSP features within the context of other Android Enterprise Work Managed profile configurations and avoid creating an App Policy.
Note: You can still configure and deploy KSP via App Policies if required.
Select Macros to add to your Lockdown Template from within the payload and avoid having to navigate to the help document to identify all available Macros.
You can configure a new password policy option in authentication called Complexity with the ability to set it as Low, Medium or High. This is available on Android 12 devices and is mandatory for Work Profile authentication by Google.
We have updated to the latest Google EMM APIs available to maintain support for installing and configuring Google Play Store applications. New versions of these APIs are more scalable and provide additional future functionality. Previous versions of the API are being deprecated and, as a result, older versions of SOTI MobiControl will lose the ability to manage Google Play Store apps after September 2023.
For customers deploying dedicated devices or kiosk scenarios, Home Screen Layout adds the ability to add a Home Screen Layout configuration to a profile giving SOTI MobiControl administrators control over what and where applications can be located on the home screen.
Apple automated the process of generating the secure token for mobile/network logins using the new concept of Bootstrap Tokens. Starting with macOS Catalina, this will help device users to generate a secure token for mobile/network accounts, without the need for administrator intervention.
Indoor Location is a new premium feature of SOTI MobiControl that provides the real-time location of devices based on Wi-Fi positioning, allowing businesses to track their devices indoors.
The Location Dashboard offers a central view to critical information such as the number of devices in a location, including their management status and network connectivity. In addition, it allows you to configure and manage all locations in a similar manner to the existing Device Dashboard.
The Indoor Location Portal is where you can visually locate devices on a full-screen map view. This gives the clearest and most accurate presentation of your device activities, whether managed, unmanaged, connected or disconnected. The portal allows you to personalize the map using the map filter option and provides informative charts on all devices at your location.
As a SOTI MobiControl administrator, you can perform actions such as Play Sound, Rename, Send Script, Remote Control, Send Message or View Historical Location on a selected device. All actions can be performed from the Indoor Location Portal, which empowers device management with the most significant benefit being reduction in asset loss.
The indoor geofence and exclusion zone functionality allow you to create virtual zones on the map. One of its many uses is tracking devices entering and leaving these virtual zones. With this information, you can set up Signal Policies to trigger actions and notifications based on devices entering and leaving these zones. For the scenarios where you do not want to track devices in private zones such as dressing rooms or washrooms, Exclusion Zones can be drawn in a similar manner to geofences. Devices in exclusion zones are not shown on the map, and historical data is not saved for devices in these zones.
SOTI Design Studio is a new feature of SOTI MobiControl that supplements the Indoor Location feature and is accessed through the new Location Dashboard. No indoor map to upload when creating a location? No problem! Use this new design tool to create a detailed map of your indoor space and upload to Indoor location.
Signal Policies enable businesses to automate the deployment of business policies, installation or removal of device applications, enforcing device configurations and much more. This includes conditions based on the entry or exit of indoor geofences supported by the Indoor Location Service.
Administrators can configure complex conditions by leveraging information reported by Indoor Location and from SOTI MobiControl. For example, it is possible to create a condition which monitors the number of devices within an Indoor Location geofence. The conditions which can be created are highly customizable and can be associated with each other by using nested logical expressions.
Signal can direct SOTI MobiControl to take automated actions once the configured conditions of a Signal Policy are fulfilled. Supported actions include Send Script, Send Message, Send Email, Trigger Alert and Relocate Devices.
Signal offers a wide range of options for administrators to configure the schedule of their Signal Policy according to their business needs. For example, the policy can be set so that it is only activated on certain days of the week and within a specified time range.
SOTI Surf now supports integration with ProGlove Scanners on Android devices to capture data from ProGlove scanners, eliminating the need for field staff members to enter data in SOTI Surf manually and improving their overall productivity.
Settings Manager Wi-Fi can now be managed according to Feature Controls defined by an administrator.
You can now host the SOTI MobiControl server components and the SOTI MobiControl database on Microsoft Windows Server 2022.
The Notification Panel can display alert messages that are triggered by a Signal Policy, enabling SOTI MobiControl administrators to quickly view critical information about the state of their system or the device fleet.
The following new REST APIs are included in this release:
From November 2018, Samsung stopped their support to generate ELM or KLM licenses. ELM key service was deprecated by Samsung for any new enrollments starting January 2021, but existing enrollments on ELM will continue to work as is. Applications can no longer activate ELM license keys on new devices (More Details). The ELM key is replaced by BCK (Backwards Compatibility KEY) and KPE keys. To cater this change by Samsung, SOTI MobiControl also deprecated ELM support for new enrollment from v15.6.0. Already enrolled devices using an ELM key will continue to work as is.
Learn more about using these new features with What's New in SOTI MobiControl Online Help.
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