Intro to integration and set-up
This chapter describes the web-based portals available for deploying Apple devices, how to properly configure a Wi-Fi network (including AirPlay and Bonjour), and how to integrate devices with Microsoft Exchange Active Sync, Exchange Web Services and Active Directory.
Apple has two web-based portals to automatically enrol Apple devices in a mobile device management (MDM) solution and buy content in bulk — all from one place: Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager.
These web-based portals provide:
A fast, streamlined way to deploy iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV
Provide users with access to Apple services, set up device enrolment, and distribute apps, books and custom apps
Simplify initial set-up by enabling you to configure the devices without touching them
Note: To learn whether Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager is available in your country or region, see the Apple Support article Availability of Apple programs for education and business.
Wi-Fi and AirPlay
AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming photos, video or audio — and for mirroring from Apple devices to Apple TV. Mirrored content could be content that’s on the device, or live streams of what’s happening on the device screen. To use AirPlay, devices don’t need to be on the same network, or on any network at all. See Joining Apple devices to Wi-Fi networks and AirPlay overview.
iOS and iPadOS devices can communicate directly with your Microsoft Exchange Server using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), which enables push email, out-of-office replies, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks. EAS also gives users access to the Global Address List (GAL), and provides administrators with passcode policy enforcement and remote wipe capabilities. iOS supports basic and certificate-based authentication for EAS.