Live: Android Enterprise Partner Summit 2018


(Jason Bayton) #41

Time for a break!

Just in time… RIP my thumbs.


(Almar Diehl) #42

Thanks a lot so far Jason! Enjoy your break!


(Jason Bayton) #43

And we’re back! I’m now on the tech track (those reading on the GTM, feel free to upload a few photos and make comments)

Mike & Glen are up!


(Jason Bayton) #44

Managed Google Play accounts. Super easy account provisioning and takes a whole heap of work out of the legacy G Suite enrolment (which, for G Suite customers is still the viable option).

Talking of device considerations…

If it’s 6.0(.1) and above, and GMS ceritied it should be good to go.

I’d recommend not dropping below 7.x however.


(Jason Bayton) #45

Considerations continued.

I was not aware there were any real issues outside of China!

The China story is being worked on, no updates today.


(Jason Bayton) #46

This is a really nice PoC plan boilerplate.


(Jason Bayton) #47

Device admin best practices? Stop deploying it.

Thank you


(Jason Bayton) #48

Gmail accounts and FRP.

Worse case option, have users remove the account in front of you [responsible person at the organisation]. Doesn’t need to be IT.

Do not ever use one Gmail account to manage many devices.

Best would be to use managed Play Accounts anyway.


(Jason Bayton) #49

James Nugent is onstage now, going to lay some zero-touch on the audience. Again I’ve covered ZT here - bytn.uk/zt


(Jason Bayton) #50

In the meantime, check out this multi-device display


(Jason Bayton) #51

Well this is new to me! Similar to DEP ZT will offer integration from the EMM. No more dual consoles!

You can list devices, set configs and more as soon as an EMM integrates!


(Jason Bayton) #52

Ooh the dreaded “Samsung + zero-touch” question! :grin:

Still nothing to share, but they confirm discussions with Samsung are ongoing to integrate the two portals.

Don’t hold your breath.


(Jason Bayton) #53

First zero-touch tablet to come “in a matter of weeks”!


(Jason Bayton) #54

One more tidbit that’s good to point out -

Devices purchased today can be retrospectively added to zero-touch by the zt reseller.

Arguably any reseller could do this if ownership is validated, but I wouldn’t count on resellers agreeing to this generally.


(Jason Bayton) #55

Imran is up next, let’s talk about device admin deprecation…


(Jason Bayton) #56

To summarise -

  • DA was never supposed to be used in the way it is today.
  • AE is more secure, flexible and robust.
  • There’s no way to ensure there’s only one device admin, unlike WM
  • Each OEM added their own APIs atop DA, making EMM integration difficult (shout out to SOTI for sticking with it)
  • Gmail account requirement
  • More battery intensive for management… so on

I’ve written far more about DA deprecation here - bytn.uk/deprecation


(Jason Bayton) #57


(Jason Bayton) #58

There’s a lot of focus on the talks about informing customers about DA/AE - particularly for SI’s

Promote AE first in the EMM (defaults to DA will only result in more DA!)

BYOD should be switched over to work profile today. There’s little reason not to since DA to WP is relatively non-disruptive. WM is more challenging.

You know, I’ve talked about this before, too - bytn.uk/prepare


(Jason Bayton) #59

A very much expected question - “so if we don’t upgrade we won’t have any DA deprecation problems?”

Look at the bigger picture. 2020 onwards you’re not going to have a choice with new devices. Putting AE first now will save a LOT of effort and time later.


(Jason Bayton) #60

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