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    Looking for an MDM solution

    hey ppl, just took on the roll of Network admin in a new school district and they are using both Windows and Apple devices. We have quite a few ipads and all teachers have macbooks. I would like an MDM solution that would make it easy to manage the ipads and macbooks with policies and apps push. Just wondering what everyone out there is using and how many devices are you supporting? Basically pros and cons of the solution you went with. Any help on this is appreciated

    -J

    PS. I was looking at....MaaS360, Casper and Lightspeed as possible solutions for our district.

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    Quite happily using Airwatch for 50 iOS devices. It does support Windows but I haven't tried it.

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    +1 for Lightspeed


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    If you've got both Macs and iPads I would go with Casper, it can do more than Lightspeed at the mo....

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    Some of our customers use Good MDM which supports most devices
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    How much can you spend? Casper at the top and Profile Manager at the bottom.

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    I’ve used Meraki, and considering it is a free product it is very good.

    https://meraki.cisco.com/products/systems-manager

    I have also used LightSpeed and personally didn’t see any advantages over Meraki. I have also just installed Casper at a site and as others have said, you get more functionality but you have to pay for it.

    All depends on your budget.

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    +1 for meraki
    we support multiple ios devices and this seems to do the trick and its free.
    Not supporting macbook's though.

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    Thanks for the replys. I'm looking into Meraki and Airwatch but will also look into Casper and find out if it's a good for for our environment, including cost. Do any of you have any problems pushing down apps with any of these solutions? Jwgz mentioned "Casper at the top and Profile Manager at the bottom". I guessing you're using Casper for the apps push?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITTony View Post
    +1 for meraki
    we support multiple ios devices and this seems to do the trick and its free.
    Not supporting macbook's though.
    I am looking through documentation for using Meraki, and see that I need to set up Apple Device Enrollment and authorize MDM. Once I enroll in Apple MDM, do I need to proceed with creating Administrators and "creating a virtual MDM server with Apple?

    Thanks in advance,

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    +1 for Lightspeed here. it's great and very education friendly

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    Looking for an MDM solution

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    +1 for Lightspeed here. it's great and very education friendly
    I see you like adding devices one at a time to groups. They force you into using their CMS for group management which sucks for anyone not using My Big Campus. I rate LS below profile manager for that reason alone.

    Not trying to flame here, but "friendly" is not the word I'd use to describe their MDM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techie211 View Post
    Thanks for the replys. I'm looking into Meraki and Airwatch but will also look into Casper and find out if it's a good for for our environment, including cost. Do any of you have any problems pushing down apps with any of these solutions? Jwgz mentioned "Casper at the top and Profile Manager at the bottom". I guessing you're using Casper for the apps push?
    Yes. Sorry for the double post, but I'm on the iPhone.

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