MDM Server Providers
Not sure what MDM server product you should use to manage your devices? A lot of it depends on what types of devices you want to manage (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile) and the features you need to manage your devices. A great resource is the Enterprise iOS MDM comparison matrix at http://www.enterpriseios.com/wiki/Comparison_MDM_Providers . It provides a list of major MDM servers products and the features it offers.
Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) is now offering a new service to provide units with a full-featured MDM service to manage their University owned iOS devices. Learn more about this service on our MDM for iOS service page.
Apple Education Deployment Guide
This guide is somewhat K12 oriented, but it includes a lot of great overview information on how to plan a new iOS deployment or wrangle in and improve an existing one.
Apple School Manager
Apple School Manager is a service that lets you buy content, configure automatic device enrollment in your mobile device management (MDM) solution, create accounts for your students and staff, and set up iTunes U courses. Apple School Manager is accessible on the web and is designed for technology managers, IT administrators, staff, and instructors.
Apple Deployment Programs Help
This guide provides an overview and help documentation for the Apple Deployment Programs. At Penn State, the services are already up and running, but you may find the information regarding VPP and app deployment useful.