Apple @ Work: How SAP was ready for macOS Ventura on day one


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Apple recently released macOS Ventura to all eligible Macs. Typically, home users rush to upgrade to the latest release in order to enjoy the latest features of a new operating system. That’s understandable as well – Apple has a long beta cycle for new versions of macOS with a developer and public betas. At this point, the new operating system is stable. The problem is that not every other developer or accessory manufacturer is ready, though. So it’s quite common for enterprise customers to use the delay major update feature to give themselves 90 days before it becomes available. One organization announced on the macOS Ventura release date that they were ready to go. SAP’s IT staff didn’t block macOS Ventura, so I chatted with Harald Monihart from SAP about their process.

About Apple @ Work: Bradley Chambers managed an enterprise IT network from 2009 to 2021. Through his experience deploying and managing firewalls, switches, a mobile device management system, enterprise grade Wi-Fi, 100s of Macs, and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple IT managers deploy Apple devices, build networks to support them, train users, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for IT departments.

Why was it so important to be ready on day one for SAP and macOS Ventura?

In an enterprise context, security is crucial. The best and easiest way to secure a Mac is to have all the latest security vulnerabilities patched with the latest macOS minor and major updates. SAP’s Mac users obviously want to benefit from the latest productivity announcements from Apple. So, there is of course a huge interest among our Mac users to get their hands on Stage Manager or Continuity Camera. Since we are providing applications and tools for our customers on macOS, we also want to make sure…