Can anyone advise - anyone use this? - For schools- are there any security issues?
I am waiting to have more than one iPad to synch and am going to give it a whirl. I attended a workshop on it at #Slide2Learn in Melbourne last holidays and think it could be really useful for managing mutliple iPads - even if you're not going to use volume purchasing.
No security issues. There are a couple of ways of using it ranging from fully managing iPads (including users and their data) to just using it to distribute software bought through volume licencing or to distribute certain settings only. It is worth finding time to fully understand the configurator and to go thru ways of using it and then thinking how it might suit how your school wants to deploy (or control) school iPads.
Easy to use but the implications of what you are planning to do with it need to be understood.
(IPads must be plugged into the single computer that you use the Configurator on and come back to that particular one for updates etc. You can manage multiple iPads at once with the use of a usb hub)
We have trialed it in various ways at school - and also attended a deployment workshop which helped clarify ways it can be used - and the implications!