Episode 129: Apple’s Been Busy This Year, with Jeremy Butcher

Synopsis:

Apple’s Been Busy This Year, and we managed to catch up with Apple’s Jeremy Butcher to talk about WWDC, and everything coming for iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Our Guest:

  • Jeremy Butcher, Product Marketing for Enterprise Software, Apple Inc.

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

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Links & Notes

Apple WWDC 2019 Website

Apple: Safely open apps on your Mac, a Gatekeeper Guide
Apple: Your Apps and the Future of macOS Security, a WWDC Video from 2018
Apple: Advances in macOS Security, a WWDC Video from 2019
Apple: All About Notarization, a WWDC Video from 2019

Apple Documentation: System Extensions

Apple Documentation: Device Management

Apple Documentation: EndpointSecurity

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Conference Sites
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MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Houston Apple AdminsSaint Arnold Beer Garden17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestFred Hutch18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac AdminsBroadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 9261824 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree

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Episode 128: APOLLO and Forensic Analysis, with Sarah Edwards

Synopsis:

Sarah Edwards joins the pod to talk all about APOLLO with Marcus, Charles and Tom, and about all the challenges of forensics and security on the macOS and iOS platforms.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Our Guest:

  • Sarah Edwards, Mobile Forensic Engineer & Author/Instructor at SANS Institute, [@iamevltwin]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

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Links & Notes

Apollo
Apollo releaseWired Article: https://www.wired.com/story/cellebrite-ufed-ios-12-iphone-hack-android/
NSKeyedArchiver
Protocol Buffers
Protobuf
Apple’s ‘Find My’ Feature uses some very clever crypto

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Houston Apple AdminsSaint Arnold Beer Garden17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestFred Hutch18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac AdminsBroadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 9261824 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree

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Episode 127: Live from X World in Sydney, Australia!

Synopsis:

Tom and Marcus record LIVE in front of the X World audience in Sydney, Australia with Nindi Gill of the University of Melbourne and Bart Reardon of CSIRO!

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Our Guests:

  • Nindi Gill – Senior Engineer, Apple & Linux Endpoints at the University of Melbourne
  • Bart Reardon – CSIRO Desktop SOE Tech Lead macOS and Linux

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

Nindi Gill on Github
MacUserGenerator
Bombardier
JamfProSwitcher

UMAD by Erik Gomez

CSIRO

MacSAK

Supporting Sponsors

cmdReporter: Capture what matters

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Apple Admins of the CarolinasBarista Craft Coffee1 July 2019, 7:00 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsSaint Arnold Beer Garden17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestFred Hutch18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac AdminsBroadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 9261824 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PTFree

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Episode 126: WWDC Afteraction Report

Synopsis:

Tom, Charles and Marcus take a look at the week that was WWDC 2019, and get excited about all the new workflows to come, and some of the challenges that come with them. Bootstrap Tokens, User Enrollment, Enterprise Connect comes to macOS and iOS, new TCC and PPPC controls, and the deprecation of system scripting binaries and CUPS.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

TLS Certificate Changes

Activation Lock

CloudFront Middleware Issue

Relocatable Python

Tim Cook torn limb from limb by mob of angry moms demanding to know whether iTunes gift cards are still active

What’s New in Managing Apple Devices

Apple Developer Documentation: Device Management

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X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Atlanta Apple Admins MacStadium 13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot Austin Technology Center 19 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
London Apple Admins Cloudflare 20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST) Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Accolade 20 June 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
NYC Jamf User Group Apple NYC Office 25 June 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET Free, Must Register
Apple Admins of the Carolinas Barista Craft Coffee 1 July 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins TBD 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Fred Hutch 18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Episode 125: All The Connections, with Frederick Abeloos

Synopsis:

Frederick Abeloos from Jamf joins us to talk all about OpenID Connect, Jamf Connect, Azure AD and all things local authentication against cloud directories.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guest:

  • Frederick Abeloos, Jamf

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links:

Travelling Tech Guy

Deploy Jamf Connect

Integrating Jamf Connect Login with Azure Active Directory

OIDC

JSON Web Tokens

OAuth

ROPG

Jamf Connect Verify Docs

Jamf Connect Docs

Configure Azure AD as an OpenID Connect Provider

Microsft Graph API

Graph Explorer at Azure

Microsoft Authenticator

Configure Okta as an OpenID Connect Provider

Okta MFA app

Hardware token hacking

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego Mac AdminsKarl Strauss, Downtown SD11 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Mac DMVWalter’s Bar12 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. EDTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsMacStadium13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Austin Apple AdminsThe Home Depot Austin Technology Center19 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. CTFree
London Apple AdminsCloudflare20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST)Free
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
NYC Jamf User GroupApple NYC Office25 June 2019, 4:30 p.m. ETFree, Must Register
Houston Apple AdminsTBD17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Flashcast! WWDC Wrap Show

Synopsis:

A Flashcast! Tom, Charles, Emily, Marcus and James talk about the WWDC Keynote and Platform State of the Union

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Senior Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • James Smith, Systems Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links:

macOS Catalina Release Notes
Apple Developer: Device Management

Session Video: What’s New in Managing Apple Devices

Session Video: Advances in Mac Security

Session Video: All About Notarization

Session Video: Network Extensions for the Modern Mac

Session Video: System Extensions and DriverKit

Session Video: What’s New In Apple File Systems

Robert Hammen’s List of Catalina Features

Mac Pro Video with Jony Ive

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego Mac AdminsKarl Strauss, Downtown SD11 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsMacStadium13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
London Apple AdminsCloudflare20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST)Free
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsTBD17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 124: The Calm Before WWDC

Synopsis:

With WWDC right around the corner, Charles, Marcus and Tom prepare for the future, and trade predictions and wish lists for the coming summer of beta living.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
London Apple Admins – WWDC Keynote Meet Up[Capital One]03 June 2019, 5.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST)Free
San Diego Mac AdminsKarl Strauss, Downtown SD11 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsMacStadium13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
London Apple AdminsCloudflare20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST)Free
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsTBD17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 123: AEiOS and Sometimes Y

Synopsis:

Sam Forester from the University of Utah joins the pod this week to talk about AEiOS, a tool for managing iPads in an automated and managed fashion, using a bunch of tools to make sure that the iPad ends up personalized for its temporary user. Sam takes us from the development process to how they use AEiOS in their day-to-day operations, and how you could, too.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guest:

  • Sam Forester, Systems Administrator, Marriott Library, University of Utah

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

Marriott Library blog
Marriott Library Streaming site

Links:
AEIOS
When Charles Goes Super Nerdy It Comes From Wookieepedia
Cfgutil Automation
Cfgutil reference
Black Perl
libimobiledevice

News:
Ninxsoft Bombardier (utility for downloading and extracting BootCamp drivers)
Intel Zombieload
Apple mitigations for speculative execution
Enabling the mitigations

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Los Angeles Mac MeetupOpen Drives, Culver City29 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsMacStadium13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
London Apple AdminsCloudflare20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST)Free
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsTBD17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 122: Managed App Config

Synopsis:

James Felton from Jamf joins Tom, Marcus, James and Charles to talk about Managed App Config, the iOS standard for delivering preferences to individual apps on managed devices.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • James Smith, IT Manager, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

Our Guest:

  • James Felton, Senior Software Engineer, Jamf

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

AppConfig
AppConfig.org
AppConfig Schemas

AppConfig at Jamf Research

AppConfig.org Members

Managed App Config Lib on Github

iOS Configuration and APIs for Kiosk and Assessment Apps

Deploying Office Equipment at Scale

Supporting Sponsors

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Japanese Privacy Law Mini-ConferenceHigashi Kurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan21 May 2019¥1,000 aimed toward education institutions in Japan
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Atlanta Apple AdminsBrassTap at the Perimeter16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsInstitute of Health Metrics and Evaluations16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios, Addison, TX16 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Melbourne Apple AdminsUniversity of Melbourne, Parkville campus22 May 2019, 6:30pm AESTFree
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsTBD17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 121: Birds of a Feather

Synopsis:

Anthony Reimer from MacDeployment joins Tom, Charles and Marcus to talk about how you get a meetup off the ground, what happens when you want to make an all-day event, and how this year’s MacDeployment looks to be their best one yet. Stay for the discussion of news & events, especially around Apple’s crackdown on 3rd party parental MDM apps.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guest:

  • Anthony Reimer, MacDeployment Conference and Meetup (Calgary)

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Links & Notes

MacDeployment Conference and Meetup, @MacDeploy on Twitter, #macdeploy channel on MacAdmins Slack

Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling (Curling Canada)

Original DEP Portal shutdown – 1 Dec 2019
MDM in the App Store for Parents Kerfuffle

How Circle works

Twocanoes Repackage

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Japanese Privacy Law Mini-ConferenceHigashi Kurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan21 May 2019¥1,000 aimed toward education institutions in Japan
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Sydney Mac AdminsHarts Pub, The Rocks15 May 2019, 5:00 p.m. AESTFree
Houston Apple AdminsSaint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Garden15 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Carolinas Apple AdminsBarista Craft Coffee15 May 2019, 7:00 p.m. ETFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsBrassTap at the Perimeter16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsInstitute of Health Metrics and Evaluations16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios, Addison, TX16 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Melbourne Apple AdminsUniversity of Melbourne, Parkville campus22 May 2019, 6:30pm AESTFree
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree

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