Episode 41: Taylor Boyko of SimpleMDM

Synopsis

SimpleMDM’s Taylor Boyko joins us to talk about the ever-growing world of Mobile Device Management, what it was like to start an MDM back in 2011, and the future of the Mac and iOS as part of the MDM world. A discussion of current events occurs to follow.

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Links & Notes

SimpleMDM API
SimpleMDM API Library for Python

Core NFC

The Talk Show, Episode 193

iPad Pro Reviews:
* Ars Technica
* iMore
* MacStories
* Daring Fireball

macOS RAT As a Service

AppleCare+ For Macs Announced

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Conference Sites

X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

Sydney Mac Admins Meetup on Wednesday 28th June in conjunction with X World – venue TBC.
MacDMV Meetup on Wednesday 28th June at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring.
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.
Mac Admin Monthly will meet at Google in NYC on July 11th at 4:30pm. Also available by Google Hangout!
Milwaukee Area Macadmins – New macadmins group starting! Initial meetup July 12 Marquette University
Utah Mac Managers will meet on July 19th.

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Episode 40: Mosen on the Mac

Synopsis

He’s been mentioned more than anyone else who’s never been on, so it’s past time we got Mosen on the Podcast to talk about MDMs, workflows, his origin story, and more. Some news discussion follows, roping in issues from WWDC and beyond.

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Guests

  • Mosen, Mac Admin Extraordinaire, [@mosen]

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Links & Notes

Mosen’s Github Account
Profile Docs
CCP Recipes

Homekit Spec
iMac Pro RAM is replaceable
Podcast stats update

Troublshooting MDM Client
APFS Notes from WWDC
Rich Trouton’s WWDC Notes
JAMF’s Blog on MDM Changes in iOS 11/macOS 10.13
Todd Stablefeldt Video from WWDC

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Boston Macadmins 22nd June at Broad Institute 415 Main St, Cambridge, MA
Sydney Mac Admins Meetup on Wednesday 28th June in conjunction with X World – venue TBC.
MacDMV 28 June at Denizens Brewing in Silver Spring, MD
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.
Milwaukee Area Macadmins – New macadmins group starting! Initial meetup July 12 Marquette University

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Episode 39: WWDC Discussion Live Show from MacDevOps YVR

Synopsis

After the first day of MacDevOps YVR and WWDC, Tom and Pepijn sit down with Clay Caviness, Graham Gilbert and Joel Rennich, and Marcus and Charles join by video conference, to talk about the keynote, and the first day of MacDevOps.

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  • Clay Caviness, Site Reliability Engineer at Google [@salajander]
  • Graham Gilbert, Systems Engineer at Airbnb [@grahamgilbert]
  • Joel Rennich, General Manager at Trusource Labs (for now) [@mactroll]

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WWDC

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Conference Sites

MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

Seattle Apple Admins June 15, 2017 at Offer Up
Mac Admin Monthly June 13th at Google in New York, or online at their website.
Austin Apple Admins is hosting a happy hour to celebrate the group’s second anniversary on June 14th.
Boston Macadmins 22nd June at Broad Institute 415 Main St, Cambridge, MA
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.
Milwaukee Area Macadmins – New Macadmins group starting! Initial meetup July 12 Marquette University

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Episode 38: Roundtable WWDC Predictions

Synopsis

Ahead of Monday’s WWDC Keynote, the team talks about predictions and wish lists for the Apple platforms we all know and love. A discussion of the relative merits and vitamin payloads of breakfast drinks also ensues.

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Links & Notes

iPad Wish List

macOS 13 wish list

[RUMOR] New Hardware

[RUMOR] New Hardware

[RUMOR] New Hardware

Intel opens TB3 license

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Denver Macadmins WWDC Viewing Event – June 5th @ Rewind Technology
Seattle Apple Admins June 15, 2017 at Offer Up
Mac Admin Monthly June 13th at Google in New York, or online at their website.
Austin Apple Admins is hosting a happy hour to celebrate the group’s second anniversary on June 14th.
Boston Macadmins 22nd June at Broad Institute 415 Main St, Cambridge, MA
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.
Milwaukee Area Macadmins – New Macadmins group starting! Initial meetup July 12 Marquette University

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Episode 37: F/OSS MDMs with Victor Vrantchan and Jesse Peterson

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 37: F/OSS MDMs with Victor Vrantchan and Jesse Peterson

Synopsis

What’s it like to build your own MDM from scratch? Can it be done successfully? The answers, and more, with Victor Vrantchan and Jesse Peterson of the Micro MDM project.

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  • Victor Vrantchan, Site Reliability Engineer, Kolide in Boston, MA [@wikiwalk]
  • Jesse Peterson, Consultant, MacTechs in Seattle, WA

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Links & Notes

Jesse Peterson’s Talk on MDM History at Seattle Apple Admins

MDMVendorSign

Project iMAS

Inside Apple’s MDM

#mdmdev on Mac Admins Slack

MDM Best Practices

Victor’s Blog Post on Signing up to run your own MDM

MDMCert.Download

Contributing to MicroMDM

Look up your DUNS

Community Calendar

Call For Presenters

JNUC CFP

Conference Sites


Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Twin Cities MacAdmins May 23rd at Jamf’s offices in Minneapolis. Details at or in the mspmacadmins channel on Slack.
Seattle Apple Admins June 15, 2017 at Offer Up
Mac Admin Monthly June 13th at Google in New York, or online at their website.
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.

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Episode 36: Fleetsmith with Jesse Endahl

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 36: Fleetsmith with Jesse Endahl

Synopsis

What’s it like to re-think Mac management from the ground up? We ask Jesse Endahl, Chief Security Officer and Chief Product Officer for Fleetsmith in a wide-ranging interview.

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Links & Notes

Yellow Dog Linux

Idempotency

Securing Kubernetes (BSides)

Vault

Block Block

Giant Bags of Mostly Water

Attack Driven Defense

Proton.B teardown

Proton.B teardown – Thomas Reed

Proton.B teardown – Patrick Wardle, Part 1

Proton.B teardown – Patrick Wardle, Part 2

Google Santa

Defender RCE

Behind the Scenes iOS Security

Demystifying the SEP Paper & Demystifying the SEP Presentation PDF

How Steve Fleeced Carly

Community Calendar

Call For Presenters

JNUC CFP

Conference Sites


Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Twin Cities MacAdmins May 23rd at Jamf’s offices in Minneapolis. Details at or in the mspmacadmins channel on Slack.
Mac Admin Monthly June 13th at Google in New York, or online at their website.
Seattle Apple Admins June 15, 2017 at Offer Up

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Episode 35: Into the Past with Chip Pearson

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 35: Into the Past with Chip Pearson

Synopsis

What were the olden days like? We ask Chip Pearson of Jamf Software about what it was like to be in Mac support before any of the tools existed, what it’s like to build tools from a clean slate, and what kind of dungeonmaster he is.

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  • Chip Pearson, Chairman of the Board & Founder, Jamf Software [@ChipPearson]

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Links & Notes

Timbuktu Software
Retrospect Software

1997 Wired Cover: Pray
101 Ways to Fix Apple: Wired, 1997

Dok malware

Bella Malware

The macOS Phishing Easy Button – The Dangers of AppleScript

Community Calendar

Call For Presenters

JNUC CFP

Conference Sites


Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26 → CFP: https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/23980/jnuc-2017-call-for-presenter-proposals-and-ideas

Meet-ups


Utah Mac Managers Meeting with Jesse Endahl of Fleetsmith – Wed, May, 17th @ 11 AM MDT
Austin Apple Admins with Erik Gomez from Pinterist – May 16th @ HostGator
Leiden, the Netherlands – May 18th – 6 PM
Twin Cities MacAdmins May 23rd at Jamf’s offices in Minneapolis. Details at or in the mspmacadmins channel on Slack.

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Episode 34: Munki + Centrify with Peter Havens

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 34: Munki + Centrify with Peter Havens

Synopsis

What’s it like to integrate an open-source project into a commercial product? What’s it like for a commercial product to contribute back to the open-source community as a whole? This week, Pepijn, Marcus and Tom sit down with Peter Havens from Centrify to talk about how they’re working with the Munki open-source project to contribute code and to benefit from what the community has helped create. A discussion of malware, MDMs, and new Chrome security options follows.

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  • Peter Havens, Director of Product Management Endpoint Solutions, Centrify [@pehavens]

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Links & Notes

Munki integration announcement for version 17.4

Centrify’s PR to the Munki repo

Centrify Identity Service

InstallApplications

DEPNotify

Getting Started with InstallApplication, DEPNotify & SimpleMDM

Centrify Privilege Service

Centrify Identity Broker

Erik Gomez announces Pinterest’s collaboration with Airwatch

Erik Gomez’s Presentation at Macbrained

Dok malware

BlockBlock

Chrome 62 to mark more HTTP browsing as “unsecured”

Create custom Adobe packages from the Enterprise console

Apple Watch outselling Microsoft Surface?

Community Calendar

Conference Sites


Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Mac DMV – May 3rd @ Apple Reston
Melbourne Apple Admins – May 4th @ CultureAmp
Mac Admins Monthly – May 9th @ Google New York
Utah Mac Managers Meeting with Jesse Endahl of Fleetsmith – Wed, May, 17th @ 11 AM MDT
Austin Apple Admins – Week of May 15th, looking for speakers, please contact Dr. Emily Kausalik, @emily on Slack.
Leiden, the Netherlands – May 18th – 6 PM

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Episode 33: Armin Briegel

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 33: Armin Briegel

Synopsis

After a roundtable on Punycode, SSL Certificates, and the AppleSeed Program, the team talks to Armin Briegel, freelance consultant and author of Packaging for Apple Administrators and Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators

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Links & Notes

Punycode

Punycode Phishing Attacks in the News

Chrome 58 & SSL Certificates

Let’s Encrypt

Appleseed Program

Insert Graphic On Certificate Common Name here.

Packaging for Apple Administrators – Armin Briegel

Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators – Armin Briegel

How not to bad things with autopkg

Gary Larizza’s Post

Community Calendar

Conference Sites


Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Mac DMV – May 3rd @ Apple Reston
Melbourne Apple Admins – May 4th @ CultureAmp
Mac Admins Monthly – May 9th @ Google New York
Utah Mac Managers Meeting with Jesse Endahl of Fleetsmith – Wed, May, 17th @ 11 AM MDT
Austin Apple Admins – Week of May 15th, looking for speakers, please contact Dr. Emily Kausalik, @emily on Slack.
Leiden, the Netherlands – May 18th – 6 PM

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Episode 32: iOS 10.3 and Classroom 2.0 with Fraser Speirs

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 32: iOS 10.3 and Classroom 2.0 with Fraser Speirs

Synopsis

This week we welcome iOS Admin/Luminary Fraser Speirs to the pod to talk about the new iOS Admin features in iOS 10.3, Classroom 2.0 with ad-hoc classes, and the future of iOS for admin uses.

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  • Fraser Speirs, Apple Distinguished Educator & Head of Secondary, Cedars School. [@fraserspeirs]

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Links & Notes

Blog: Speirs.org
Regular podcasts: Canvas & Out of School

iOS 10.3

Apple Classroom 2.0

iOS 10.3
  • New restrictions
  • Limit Wifi to specified networks
  • New OS update rules
  • No longer requires supervision and DEP, just supervision
  • New MDM commands – InstallASAP – starts to nag the user
  • Apple Classroom Built In
  • MDM-enabled Lost Mode can play sounds
Apple Classroom 2.0
  • No longer requires MDM support or supervision on pupil devices
  • Ad-hoc handshaking
  • Pupils can refuse screen and Airplay control or locking control.
  • The notion of a “current class”
  • Appears as AirPlay target
  • Manual groups in the class also appear
Thoughts on iOS 11

Neil Cybart: The Mac is Turning Into Apple’s Achilles’ Heel

  • The world is moving past the Mac whether iOS is ready or not.
  • iPad urgently needs to accommodate some proportion of “pro” users
  • Article notes that 70% of the Mac user base rarely/never touch a “pro app”.
  • These people should be on iOS already.

Future of Workflow?
Whither Sal Soghoian?
Canvas 22: Workflow: The Basics
Canvas 23: Workflow: Variables & Built-In Actions
Canvas 24: Workflow: Third Party Actions
Canvas 25: Workflow: Web APIs
Canvas 26: Workflow: Advanced Workflow Programming
Canvas 27: Workflow: Advance Workflow Programming Part II
Canvas 29: Workflow: Magic Variables

Next steps of Swift Playgrounds
  • API expansion already happening (MapKit)
  • Aggressively tracking language standard
  • Authoring on iOS enhanced in last update (author multi page Playgrounds)
  • Needs a UI builder?
  • Multi-file project support
  • Look to Pythonista

TapTyping – typing trainer suite – Flairify LLC

Theft & Loss Recovery

Theft & Loss Recovery for iOS Users

  • Encrypted iCloud Backups after iOS 10 are awesome.
  • Lost Mode for MDM-capable devices is great (as long as they have cellular or know a lot of Wi-Fi networks)
  • Building a trusted system requires that you need not just one great password, but a couple good ones.
  • (I always know my Apple ID password, login password, and 2FA Backup passwords, the rest I leave to Keychain)
  • Can a password-less future get here soon enough?
1:1 Program History:

The iPad Project: How It’s Going
The iPad Project: Day One
The iPad Project Day Two
The iPad Project Day Six: The Hamiltonian Cycle
The iPad Project: The Night Before Christmas
The iPad Project: What Kind Of Day Has It Been?

Community Calendar

Call for Presenters

X World – 29 30 June (CFP open until 24th April)

Conference Sites

Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

Boston’s Spring Meet-up – 19th April
Philly Apple Admins
London Apple Admins @ Sony Music – 20th April
Schiedam, the Netherlands – Dutch Macadmin meetup – April 20, 1:30-4:30
Melbourne Apple Admins – May 4th @ CultureAmp –
Leiden, the Netherlands – May 18th – 6 PM

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