Episode 204: School Life

John Wetter joins the pod to talk through moving from the technical side to doing more and more with policies, budgeting, and governance. These lessons in schools aren’t as far off the lessons in enterprise companies as you might think!

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  • John Wetter, Technical Services Manager, Hopkins Public Schools, Hopkins, MN

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC – @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow – @marcusransom
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Episode 203: Alectrona Patch

Patch management is one of the most time consuming aspects of any admin. There have been a number of projects that have sought to make this easier for admins. Some of the earliest tools we used to admin devices such as Filewave’s File Sets were replaced with the package format at many a shop when we moved to PackageMaker and the early Casper Suite. But those meant each organization needed to do the same work on the 10 to 1,000 software titles. Then tools like AutoPkg, Jamf Patch, and Kinobi came where the community could share recipes for making packages automatically. This is mostly for software that isn’t yet on the App Store. 

These days we see a lot of hybrid approaches. AutoPkg with Autopkgr going to munki or Jamf through JamJar or Kinobi picking up a feed. We’ve had people from each of those tools on in the past, so today we have Ryan from Alectrona here to talk about what he’s been doing in this space!

guest:

  • Ryan Ball

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC – @tbridge777
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Episode 202: What’s Going On In the World Of The Apple Admin?

Apple is a bit of a lifestyle brand. We’ve found that over the years our customers as consultants and users as engineers ask us more questions about the consumer ecosystem and company news than most any other gig in IT. So today we’re going to get caught up on the latest news coming out of Cupertino (and beyond).

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Episode 201: NoMAD 2

In this episode, Joel Rennich joins to explain what went into NoMAD 2, why it happened, and what that means for the future of Jamf Connect.

Guest:

  • Joel Rennich, Jamf

Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC – @tbridge777
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Episode 200: Rosetta 2 And All The Things

Synopsis:

Johnny Brown joins the MacAdmins podcast to talk about a common first step in getting the M1 and Rosetta into an environment, the splash screen. In this case, depnotify. We’ll go through the process and look at how that impacts the rest of the deployment.

Guest:

  • Johnny Brown, Apple Administrator, Kennesaw State University

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Episode 199: Richard Glaser Talks Radmind, MacOSLabs, and how the more things change, the more they kinda’ stay the same

Synopsis:

Richard Glaser has been in the Apple management space as long as anyone. His work on radmind helped shape the direction many management platforms took and he (and the excellent team he works with) continue to make lives better for MacAdmins everywhere.

Guest:

  • Richard Glaser, Assistant Head for Client Platform Services, University of Utah

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Episode 198: Honest Security with Jason Meller

Synopsis:

Jason Meller of Kolide joins the pod to talk about why good security looks like good medicine: informed consent, two-way streets, and transparency of action. Check out honest.security for more on this emerging trend.

Guest:

  • Jason Meller, CEO, Kolide

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC – @tbridge777
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Episode 197: Rebecca Latimer

Synopsis:

Many an admin has worked hard to implement a device management platform. But every environment is different. And so most of the platforms out there allow us to extend what they provide with our own custom scripts and workflows. Today we’re going to look at that journey.

Guest:

  • Rebecca Latimer, IT Technician, Hibbing Public Schools

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC – @tbridge777
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Episode 196: End of the Year

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The final episode of the year is just with your loving hosts bringing you their thoughts from the year. We bounced between the M1 processor to Big Sur to the latest and greatest iOS.

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Links & Notes

Installing Rosetta 2 By Script
Learning in the Age of Covid
Platform Support in macOS Installer Packages
240 Invisible Pixels: Notifications in Big Sur
Network Extensions Privileges and Apple
If you can’t unlock settings in System Preferences
The Stock Market Is Not The Economy
Apple buys Fleetsmith
Ivanti buys MobileIron
Solarwinds Hack Affects 18,000 Customers
Update to Use Apple products on enterprise networks
Tom Falling Up The Stairs
American Opossum vs Australian Possum
Eames Powers of Ten Video
Eames Beautiful Details Book
AFC Richmond shirt

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Episode 195: Getting Ready for the M1 with Erik Schwiebert

Apple changed everything when they announced this summer that they were moving to the ARM architecture. Microsoft has adapted Microsoft Office to be built natively for the M1 using Apple’s tools since WWDC this summer, and Erik Schwiebert is here to talk about the challenges they faced!

Guest:

  • Erik Schwiebert, Microsoft, Office NEXT Team

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC – @tbridge777
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