#1 2020-08-27 04:44:12

BlytheClim
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No summer break yet for MacAdmins

No summer break yet for MacAdmins.
As expected, .

The updates for macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and iOS 13.6 and siblings were published
As a big reprieve for MacAdmins

the functionality of softwareupdate --ignore has been re-instated for system software updates, but only when the Mac is supervised (i.e.

Enrolled in MDM with Automated Deployment or user-approved MDM)
This allows MacAdmins to block major updates from being installed or even notified about
This is likely a direct result of all the feedback MacAdmins have passed on to Apple

However, .

This reprieve is only temporary because it is not implemented in the macOS Big Sur beta

So.

Keep providing feedback through all your channels to Apple

that macOS requires a managed means to block software updates for longer than 90 days, preferable indefinitely.
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