We are pleased to announce the August 2018 update to KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager. This update includes support for paid apps through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Google’s Managed Play Store. In addition, our European customers can now choose to have their data hosted in our new European Data Center.
Paid App Licenses
Customers can use KACE Cloud MDM to manage app licenses purchased through iTunes or the Play store. For iOS, you can now connect your MDM subscription to Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP), then assign those licenses to users or devices. For Android, your MDM subscription was connected to the Managed Play Store when you created your Managed Play Organization. KACE Cloud MDM now synchronizes app license information from both sources and lets an administrator assign and reclaim licenses. This functionality gives the device administrator full control over the lifecycle of app purchases and visibility into license allocation.
European Data Center
KACE Cloud MDM is now live in Europe. Although our European customers have been able to purchase the product for some time, their data was stored in a US-based data center. As of this release, new KACE Cloud MDM subscriptions for European customers will be automatically provisioned in our European data center, located in The Netherlands. In addition to the reduced latency, customers will have peace of mind that corporate and institutional data will remain in the EU. Note that SMA customers in Europe will need to contact support to request an update to allow the SMA to talk to the European data center.