Released on March 28, 2019.
|Product||Snow Device Manager|
|Release date||March 28, 2019|
|Distribution Manager||web.snow.dm; configuration of domain|
|Current status||Officially released|
Updated and new documentation for SDM 6.3:
A smart filter enables packages containing policies or data settings to be deployed to devices based on one or more attributes, such as organizational node, geographic region, operating system, or user privileges/role. By providing support for the logical operator OR, this release of Snow Device Manager provides the capability to build more granular smart filters.
This feature enables domain admin users to set group permissions for users with the manager role. This feature enhances security as it prevents users with the manager role from viewing, deleting, or editing packages they have not created.
When creating or editing application packages, it is now possible to preconfigure them. App developers often include capabilities to customize an app deployment with user data, restrictions, and other settings. Gmail, for example, can be configured with specific or wildcard-generated email addresses, which systems such as Snow Device Manager can populate from the Active Directory. Other settings related to security, such as the ability to enforce SSL on port numbers, can also be configured for Gmail. This enhancement is available when creating or editing application packages via the Add configuration button. The capability to preconfigure application packages enhances the user experience as it removes the need for users to input account data and settings – an app is ready-for-use as as soon as the user has downloaded it. In addition, this enhancement supports policy enforcement as it enables apps to be deployed with preconfigured settings for say security and data-protection.
Snow Device Manager 6.3 is delivered on a Software-as-a-Service basis on Azure.
The .NET Framework has been upgraded to version 4.7.2 with the SDM 6.2 release. Please perform that upgrade before installation of the SCE.
Here is the link for download and installation
With SDM 5.6, Snow is now official Google EMM business partner for the Work Profile solution. The following features and improvements are new in SDM 5.6:
Google EMM & Android for Work
Integration with Google Play
SMM Language Support for German and Portuguese
New Android Client (Snow app)
Access control lists for domains
Product: Snow Device Manager
New version: 5.6
Release date: November 27, 2017
Distribution: Installation media
Current status: Released
The following new features have been added to Snow Device Manager 5.6:
GOOGLE EMM & ANDROID FOR WORK
With SDM 5.6, Snow is an official Google EMM business partner for the Work Profile solution. See the official listing for Android business partners.
Snow Device Manager 5.6 introduces support for the Android for Work Profile solution, which enables SDM to act as Profile Owner on any device running Android 5.0 or later. The solution works by creating a container, or a Work Profile dedicated to business applications and content. The non-intrusive Work Profile enables SDM to manage business data and applications but does not grant access to personal data and apps. Work Profile applications are clearly indicated on the device with a red suitcase badge, and separated from personal apps – see screenshot.
Using SDM with a Google EMM account does not require Active Directory or Google Verification, and no extra charges apply.
Android for Work is available for all SDM 5.6 installations and may be activated at any time. Multiple accounts are supported. Please refer to User Guide: Snow Device Manager User Interface for details.
INTEGRATION WITH GOOGLE PLAY
The introduction of Google EMM provides seamless integration with Google Play enabling organizations to create a corporate app store, simplifying app distribution and improving volume licensing/bulk purchasing possibilities. Deployment options such as silent app installation, whitelisting, and pre-configured apps are all included in the package.
The Google Play integration enables your organization to work with BYOD scenarios (Work Profile) as well as corporate-owned devices (Device Owner).
APPLE CONFIGURATOR ENROLLMENT
SDM 5.6, enables customers to enroll iOS devices using Apple Configurator – a pre-requisite for high-level security scenarios. This capability provides mass-device configuration and simplifies the rollout of devices in some school scenarios.
SMM LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR GERMAN AND PORTUGUESE
Snow Mobility Manager now provides language support for German and Portuguese.
The following enhancements have been added to Snow Device Manager 5.6:
NEW ANDROID CLIENT (SNOW APP)
To align the Snow Android Client (Snow app) with best practices for Android, the way it handles permissions has been modified. Instead of requesting all permissions at installation, the Snow app now requests permissions as they are needed. At installation, for example, the Snow app will just request permission to read IMEI information. At enrollment, it will request the additional permissions needed. This change does not affect previously enrolled devices. Permissions are handled silently for customers using Android Work profiles.
SMM FOR SERVICE DESK
New functionality is available for all 5.6 installations with SMM configured.
ACCESS CONTROL LISTS FOR DOMAINS
It is now possible to black- and white-list IP ranges for domain access on a domain level for any environment – relevant for customers with high security requirements.
The following defects have been corrected in Snow Device Manager 5.6:
Service Now ID
Packet for VPN (Samsung) Missing
SD memory card faulty information
Enrolling new devices (Apple)
Error when deploying restriction
Snow Device Manager problem configuring VPN package