As an IT Administrator of a school or business, you may have seen the release of Goodnotes 6 and wondered how you can look to upgrade your existing License Key and provide your end-users with access to the new app. In short, this can be done by simply changing your existing MDM deployment.
Changing between GoodNotes 5 and Goodnotes 6 in your business or school is entirely your choice, and the IT Administrator of the respective can organisation can do this themselves by changing the AppConfig deployment listed in our MDM Installation Guide.
How to install:
To upgrade your existing deployment to Goodnotes 6, all you would need to do is add a new managed configuration data (such as
LicenseKey). This new data should be the type
Boolean, with the name
Goodnotes6Upgrade and with the value listed as
true. For clarity, see the example below from our Installation guide:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>ManagedAppConfigurationVersion</key> <string>1</string> <key>LicenseKey</key> <string>AAAAAA-BBBBBB-CCCCCC-DDDDDD-123456-V3</string> <key>Goodnotes6Upgrade</key> <true/> </dict> </plist>
As you can see, the coloured text highlights where you would need to configure the deployment. The blue coloured text indicates your existing License Key and configuration, with the red coloured text highlighting the new additions mentioned above to configure the upgrade to Goodnotes 6.
Once the data is saved, your app will be deployed as Goodnotes 6 to your end-users.
It's important to note that the configuration for business or school users will not show the downgrade option that is available for private users. This is instead controlled by the configuration you deploy. If you include the Goodnotes 6 configuration listed above, your end-users will see Goodnotes 6 as their app version. If you'd like to revert to GoodNotes 5, simply remove the new Goodnotes 6 configuration and deploy the GoodNotes 5 configuration shown before in our installation article.