Apple's Software Update service is marked as deprecated for macOS Sierra. For environments that want to test Apple updates before distributing them to their Macs, what is Apple's recommended approach for managing Apple software updates?
For upgrade installs, you'll still have the Apple Software Update service available in Server.app.
For new installs, the Software Update service will not be listed in Server.app's GUI. However, the functionality is still present in the current DP release and is manageable by the serveradmin command line tool.
For new installs, the recommended approach is to use Caching Server. If you want to have management options added to Caching Server, file bugs and feature requests.
The current shipping Software Update service for Server.app 5.1.x or older will continue to work. Apple is going to continue to maintain the software update catalogs, so other third-party solutions that use the SUS catalogs should continue to work.
Since in-app purchases still cannot be managed by MDM, how does Apple plan to address managing applications that may move to a subscription model?
Follow up: What is Apple's recommended approach for managing free applications with in app purchases? Device based assigned apps cannot purchase any in app purchases.
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