Blocking macOS Mojave (Beta)
With the release of Apple’s macOS Mojave coming September 24th, IT administrators are looking for ways to ensure their environment stays protected while maintaining consistency and peace of mind. Unlike last year’s High Sierra release, which came with some significant updates including APFS and the death of imaging, and although there doesn't seem to be considerable changes to infrastructure and existing workflows in this release, Addigy recommends waiting. In the past, auto-updating to a new macOS always brought the dangers of incompatibility, instability, and in some cases, waiting for a bug fix while you limped along with a critical vulnerability lurking in your environment. Past releases have made it essential to manage and schedule the deployment of a new macOS, allowing for proper updates and user testing to happen before rolling out a large-scale implementation.
Addigy has you covered. We have added a public software item that will block the macOS Mojave update when it is fully released come September 24th, giving our Addigy partners the ability to decide when it is best for their Mac IT environment to make the upgrade. This allows for time to make sure your mission-critical software and peripherals are compatible with the new macOS, ensuring a smooth remote deployment. Hundreds of our partners are using the Mojave beta block with success and will assuredly use the block for the full release.
The new macOS update to Mojave couldn’t be easier to block with Addigy. You can find the blocker in our public software catalog inside the policies section. Deploy it to your devices and the blocker will ensure they do not update to Mojave until you’re ready. You can now wait and make sure all the bugs related to your specific setup are worked out, patches pushed out, and Mojave proved to be stable before you update to the new Apple macOS.
Have any question or concern surrounding the upcoming update to Mojave? Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Keep I.T. Real,
The Addigy Team.