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Inovity Cloud EMM Server Upgrade

Migrating from SOTI MobiControl v.13.4 to v.14.2

We will be upgrading the Inovity Cloud EMM server from SOTI MobiControl v. 13.4 to v. 14.2 on Friday, August 21, 2020 starting at 6:00pm EDT and lasting several hours.  During that window, the Administrative Console and any Remote Control services will be unavailable.  Enrolled devices will not be affected.

Please note this is a required version upgrade and will have significant impact on your user interface and the MobiControl Administrative Console.  We urge you to download and carefully review the Transition Document before the upgrade date.

Email Inovity Professional Services at support@invoity.com or call us at 800-452-7418, option 7 with any questions.

UPGRADE DATE:

Friday, August 21, 2020
6:00 pm EDT

New Design, Familiar Organization

The new MobiControl administrative console has been redeveloped from the ground up and is improved both aesthetically and functionally.  Despite the visual improvements, the new layout will feel familiar to MobiControl administrators.

Devices are still organized on the left with the primary list of devices appearing in the center of the page.  The true value of this new console presents itself with the richness and accessibility of device information, and the simplicity and transparency when interacting with devices.

Inovity Cloud EMM MobiControl Console Screens v.13 to v.14

Release Highlights from v.13 to v.14

MobiControl v.14 introduces a re-designed administrative console that incorporates the administrative needs of a broadening mobility landscape, while maintaining the familiarity and simplicity our customers enjoy of MobiControl:

Improved Search
Search for devices using over 150 device properties. Create granular queries with or without Boolean logic to isolate specific devices of interest quickly and easily.

Charts
Display real-time and customizable charts that visually summarize your entire device fleet, a device group or search results.

Data Export
Export device search results to a spreadsheet (CSV format), with customizable device properties to cater to different reporting needs.

Bulk Actions and Action Compatibility
Execute actions across one or more devices and obtain advanced warning if a device may not receive the action request because of compatibility or user privileges.

Other Notable Changes and Improvements

  • Virtual groups with filter criteria can now contain multiple statements for more granular filtering
  • Announcements provide administrators with information pertaining to their MobiControl environment and product information from SOTI
  • Support for bookmarking devices and/or specific search queries in the new console
  • Support for branding the title bar of the MobiControl console with a logo
  • Improved interface for assigning users to devices
  • Improved interface for setting Custom Attribute values for devices and device groups
  • Address of device location is now populated in the Location information panel
  • Application run control now available for Android Enterprise devices

MobiControl v14 introduces the EMM industry’s first management option for Linux devices, including support for:

  • Remote control for remote troubleshooting
  • Bidirectional file synchronization and package deployment for transferring files
  • Custom Data definitions and data collection to monitor extended device information
  • Execution of Linux shell scripts to automate and execute common Linux tasks

MobiControl manages Linux devices running either Ubuntu 16.10 or later or devices running Raspbian 8.0 or later.

MobiControl v.14 adds support for Managed Enterprises which consist of user, device and administrator accounts that organize enterprise apps for your Android devices. Managed Enterprises provide a more streamlined enrollment and application deployment experience, particularly in circumstances where devices may not be assigned to a single user, such as kiosk environments. Managed Enterprises support ‘device accounts’—accounts intended for single purpose devices—as well as user accounts so you have flexibility to decide how to manage your enterprise app deployment.

MobiControl administrators can now force the download and/or installation of iOS updates on company owned devices to ensure consistency across your devices and swift resolution of security vulnerabilities without user intervention.

MobiControl v.14 adds support for the bulk enrollment of Windows 10 devices using certificates and provisioning profiles, and removes the requirement for authenticating as a directory user to enroll Windows modern devices.

The MobiControl Public API has been expanded in alignment with the features of the new administrative console, including, but not limited to:

  • Package upload and distribution through Profiles
  • Improved performance when filtering devices by properties
  • Summary information about devices to build charts
  • Expanded device action support including bulk actions

Refer to the API documentation hosted on your environment for more details on the new API methods.

  • Added a new “Target” device group permission that limits a particular administrator’s ability to deploy Profiles and Rules to selected Device Groups
  • Added official support for hosting MobiControl on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft SQL Server 2016 for the MobiControl database
  • Indoor location of devices when using Aruba AirWave is no longer available
  • Sending SMS messages through another device is no longer available
  • Sending messages exclusively through Platform Notification Service is no longer available
  • The ability to locate multiple devices simultaneously on a map is no longer available
  • The ability to upload APNS certificates through MobiControl Administration Utility has been removed in favor of the existing method via “Global Settings” in the administrative console
  • Legacy APIs (those not documented on /MobiControl/API) have been removed
  • Removed the “Device Configured” alert from Alert Rules
  • Removed the ability for local administrative users to recover their password via pre-defined security questions using the “Forgot Password” link on the login page
  • For security reasons, the login page will no longer warn of the number of login attempts remaining when incorrect credentials are provided for a user
  • Identifying “agent-less” iOS devices in the device list have been removed
  • The “View Absolute Device Group Path” permission now only applies to the device group tree—the device information panel and device grid will show the full path regardless of the user’s permission to view the groups in the path
  • Custom Data names must now be unique globally rather than unique by platform—existing names remain unedited however search may return unexpected results without global uniqueness
  • Some actions can no longer be executed on a device group
  • iOS provisioning profiles are no longer visible in the Installed Applications information panel
  • Removed the ability to upload device users and Custom Attributes in bulk using a CSV file
  • Removed the ability to use Baidu as a mapping service for locating devices

Know Where.

Know When.

Know How.