• ⚓️ Ahoy, Catalina! New MacOS Update Info and Features

    KSD ALL STAFF EMAIL, 20nov19

    The new MacOS10.15, Catalina has completed our system and core apps performance checks and we’re excited to make it available for download now with a complete K-8 transition goal to start second semester. 

    Here is what you need to know for next steps:

    • Updating to the new MacOS is now done via the Kiosk (red K) in your menu bar top R of your screen.  All updates -apps and system- are facilitated here rather than via the App Store/Updates.  Distributing updates via the Kiosk allows us to preserve bandwidth by downloading them first to our MDM FileWave to then make available to all users.
    • Check out the highlights featured on the Technology website providing a range of new features and brand new capabilities that figure in very meaningful ways for teaching and learning in today's world.
    • MacOS10.15 and iPadOS 13 are tandem upgrades with many connected features that depend on the other, so upgrading to both in quick fashion move to the next level in quick fashion.
    • Finally, IF you are still relying on ActivInspire since Promethean ceased its support for the product two years ago and we first began messaging and supporting the transition from flipcharts to Keynote, email me and we will work together to complete that transition as it is now becomes completely defunct.

    If you run into any issues updating, please don’t hesitate to ticket in Incident IQ so KSD technology and your specialist can help resolve. 

    If I can provide any additional information or clarification, please don’t hesitate. Looking forward to collaborating over the diverse expanded opportunities for teaching and learning in our 1:1 with the new MacOS, iPadOS and Managed Apple IDs. 

    Have a great week...Nick