Episode 154: Roundtable for Beta Season

Synopsis:

Springtime Beta Cycle Is Back! Tom, Marcus and Charles work their way through the latest in the beta notes for macOS, iOS and more!

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Links & Notes

Kexts to Disappear

Wacom capturing third party software use

Jamf to file for IPO?

Properly Formatted TAR command

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Mac Admins ConferencePenn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA21-24 July 2020Registration opens in March
MacSysAdmin 2020Gothenburg, Sweden6-9 October 2020
JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020$1,399 Just in Time, $1,199 Standard, $1,099 Early Bird, $999 Super Early Bird
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Univ of Utah MacAdminsUniv of Utah, Marriott Library, 1705a Classroom19 February 2020, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
Twin Cities MacAdminsTarget Plaza North, 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 5540320 February 2020, 5:30 p.m. CSTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsStratix, 4920 Avalon Ridge Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 3007120 February, 6:00 p.m. ESTFree
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Episode 153: It’s Always DNS

Synopsis:

Pam Lefkowitz joins the pod to talk why it’s always DNS!

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow @marcusransom

Our Guests:

  • Pam Lefkowitz, Owner of Core Computing

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Core Computing

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MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020£595 List, £420 Early Bird
MacDevOpsYVR 2020SFU Harbour Centre Vancouver, Canada10-12 June 2020CAD$400 education early bird, CAD$600 independent early bird, CAD$800 corporate early bird
MacSysAdmin 2020Gothenburg, Sweden6-9 October 2020
JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020$1,399 Just in Time, $1,199 Standard, $1,099 Early Bird, $999 Super Early Bird
Meetups
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Netherlands Jamf user groupBol.com31 January 2020, 5:00 p.m. CETFree
Sydney Mac AdminsJamf Sydney Office12 February 2020, 6:00 p.m. AESTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health12 February 2020, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
London Apple AdminsFunding Circle13 February 2020, 6:30 p.m. GMTFree
Univ of Utah MacAdminsUniv of Utah, Marriott Library, 1705a Classroom19 February 2020, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
Twin Cities MacAdminsTarget Plaza North, 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 5540320 February 2020, 5:30 p.m. CSTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsStratix, 4920 Avalon Ridge Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 3007120 February, 6:00 p.m. ESTFree

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Episode 152: Arek Dreyer on macOS Support Essentials

Synopsis:

Arek Dreyer joins the pod to talk about the latest in Apple’s training series on macOS Essentials!

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

Our Guest:

  • Arek Dreyer, Author

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macOS Support Essentials 10.15

Discount Code: MACOS1015
Save 37% on macOS Support Essentials 10.15 – Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting macOS Catalina

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MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020£595 List, £420 Early Bird
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JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020$1,399 Just in Time, $1,199 Standard, $1,099 Early Bird, $999 Super Early Bird
Upcoming Meetups
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Netherlands Jamf user groupBol.com31 January 2020, 5:00 p.m. CETFree
Sydney Mac AdminsJamf Sydney Office12 February 2020, 6:00 p.m. AESTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health12 February 2020, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
London Apple AdminsFunding Circle13 February 2020, 6:30 p.m. GMTFree
Univ of Utah MacAdminsUniv of Utah, Marriott Library, 1705a Classroom19 February 2020, 11:00 a.m. MTFree

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Episode 151: 2020 Security with Bart Busschots

Synopsis:

Bart Busschots joins the pod for the first episode of 2020 to talk about the Mac and security posture!

Your Hosts:

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

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Links & Notes

Let’s Talk
Security Segments on Podfeet

Bart’s Epic Photo

Halide

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MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020£595 List, £420 Early Bird
JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020$1,399 Just in Time, $1,199 Standard, $1,099 Early Bird, $999 Super Early Bird
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Houston Apple AdminsBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co21 January 2020, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
MacDMVRight Proper Brewing Co22 January 2020, 6:30 p.m. ESTFree
Toronto MacAdminsLoyaltyOne Atrium22 January 2020, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsSerendipity Labs23 January 2020, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Philly Apple AdminsYards Brewing Company23 January 2020, 6:30 p.m. ESTFree
Netherlands Jamf user groupBol.com31 January 2020, 5:00 p.m. CETFree
Sydney Mac AdminsJamf Sydney Office12 February 2020, 6:00 p.m. AESTFree
London Apple AdminsFunding Circle13 February 2020, 6:30 p.m. GMTFree

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Episode 150: 2019, The Year In Review

Synopsis:

We’re not quite done with 2019 just yet. Here’s our wrap-up for everything that happened in 2019.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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Links & Notes

Tim Perfitt Talks about the Mac Pro

Apple Enterprise Network Documentation

Apple Security Guide, Fall 2019
Apple Deployment Reference (iOS), Fall 2019
Apple Deployment Reference (macOS), Fall 2019
Apple Mobile Device Management Settings, Fall 2019

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

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Episode 146: The C-Word, Part Two

Synopsis:

Part Two of our Consulting Series with Charles interviewing Tom and Marcus.

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  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guests:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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Links & Notes

Command Control Power

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MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020£595 List, £420 Early Bird
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MacDeployment Meetup1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree
Sydney Mac AdminsOrigin 844 December 2019, 4:30 p.m. AEDTFree
Houston Apple AdminsBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co4 December 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
MacDMVRight Proper Brewing Company4 December 2019, 6 p.m. ETRSVP
Twin Cities Mac AdminsJamf HQ10 December 2019, 5:00 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 145: Entirely Too Much About APNs and MDM with Brad Chapman

Synopsis:

Brad Chapman knows entirely too much about APNs and MDM, and he’s here to share.

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

Our Guest:

  • Brad Chapman, Mac Systems Engineer

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Links & Notes

Use Apple Products on Enterprise Networks
If your macOS and iOS clients aren’t getting Apple push notifications
TCP and UDP Ports used by Apple software products
About macOS, iOS, and iTunes server host connections and iTunes background processes
A Technical Update on APNS and MDM for Elite Squadrons of Device Administrators

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Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$1199
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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsVMWare21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestHBO21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple Admins MeetupBottle Rocket Studio21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup[Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information]21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
MacDeployment Meetup1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree

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Episode 144: Protect All The Things, live at JNUC

Synopsis:

Live from the Hyatt Regency Nicollet Ballroom and JNUC 2019, Tom and Charles talk with Patrick Wardle and Josh Stein about Jamf Protect.

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

Our Guest:

  • Josh Stein, Director, Product Strategy – Jamf Protect, Jamf
  • Patrick Wardle, Senior Security Researcher, Jamf

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Links & Notes

Jamf Protect

Apple GamePlayKit

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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsVMWare21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestHBO21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple Admins MeetupBottle Rocket Studio21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup[Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information]21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
MacDeployment Meetup1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree

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Episode 143: An Evening with the Mule

Synopsis:

Ben Toms, the Mac Mule himself, joins Tom, Charles and Marcus to talk about building tools and picking the right moment for them to ride off into the sunset.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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Links & Notes

Farewell AutoCasperNBI and AutoImagrNBI

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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsVMWare21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestHBO21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple Admins MeetupBottle Rocket Studio21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup[Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information]21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
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Episode 142: Consulting

Synopsis:

Charles interviews Tom and Marcus on what it’s like to be in IT Consulting.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestHBO21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple Admins MeetupBottle Rocket Studio21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup[Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information]21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
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