Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management Announcements

Data-driven UI in Workspace ONE UEM is now coming for iOS, so you can get new iOS profiles faster!

Earlier this year we launched data-driven user interface (DDUI) for macOS profiles. Now we are pleased to announce that DDUI is coming soon to iOS profiles! 

As we prepare to launch DDUI for iOS profiles, we are introducing an early access program so you can preview the new administrator experience. You can try it out right now on our shared SaaS UAT environments and provide feedback on the VMware EUC Early Access community

Providing new functionality, faster 

Since its inception, Workspace ONE UEM has relied on profiles as the fundamental building blocks for applying policies to devices. As the years went by, we added support for iOS and several other operating systems, and we’ve supported more payloads as Apple and other OEMs have regularly released upgrades to their platforms. This is all good and necessary, but keeping up with the pace and volume of change using our original user interface has always been a huge task. 

With a data-driven user interface, our development team no longer needs to make code changes to add new features to the profile-builder UI. As a result, we release new features faster, and customers don’t have to resort to using the custom settings profile. 

Instead of coding, we update the new DDUI to add any iOS payloads restrictions by changing the definition file that helps render the profile UI. What once required days of development effort can now be completed in hours, and customers can take advantage of new functionality without custom settings. 

Improving usability 

We’re pleased to share additional updates that make the UEM console even more usable: 

  • Search is easier to locate, so you can find the iOS payload you need. 
  • You can now review payloads before adding them. Simply expanding a payload will show you all the available options. You can add and configure the profile simply by clicking “Add.” 
  • We’ve removed the general tab and added a separate page for assignment and deployment. 

Here are some examples: 

Workspace ONE DDUI device functionality restrictions
Workspace ONE Exchange ActiveSync

Test out DDUI 

We’re thrilled to expand the DDUI framework for iOS. Stay tuned to the VMware EUC blog to find out when you can expect this update to hit your environment. In the meantime, we encourage you to try out the new iOS profile creation experience and provide feedback in our newly rebranded VMware Anywhere Workspace Early Access community (look for the WS1 UEM – Profile Redesign beta project). Our product managers look forward to hearing your feedback and can’t wait for you to try the new experience!