Episode 54: The State of Higher Ed with Chris Miller

Synopsis

Chris Miller of Eanes ISD in Texas joins the team to talk about the current state of education technology, the role of the Mac and iOS, and how everything comes together. Later, we talk with Pepijn Bruienne of Duo Security about his latest paper on EFI firmware.

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  • Chris Miller, Asst Director for Tech Services, Eanes ISD [@edtechchris]

After Party at Brit’s Pub!

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Links & Notes

The Apple of your EFI – Mac Firmware Security Research

Password does not sync to FileVault after unlock and change with Recovery Key.

A Tweet Thread On The Topic of FileVault in High Sierra

You Don’t Have To Convert SSD Volumes to APFS

Google Restor

Is DEP Down Or Just Me?

Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on 10/12 at Rewind Technology in Centennial.

Utah Mac Admins will meet on Wednesday, 10/14 at 11am MST

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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Episode 50: Lisa Davies

Synopsis

Lisa Davies, a Senior System Engineer from Oath – a Verizon subsidiary of 50+ media and tech brands including Yahoo and AOL – joins us to talk about adventures in machine compliance, 10.13 testing, CIS compliance, and her career as a senior Mac admin at Oath.

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  • Lisa Davies, Sr System Engineer, Oath

Sponsored by Jamf

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Links & Notes

CIS stuff:
OSX Lockdown
OS X Config Check
CIS for macOS Sierra by Jamf Professional Services

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Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet September 12th at 4:30pm at Google in New York.
London Apple Admins 14th of September which will be held at MullenLowe’s offices in Old Street, from approx 7-9pm
Mac DMV 16th of September at noon at Tunnicliff’s Tavern in DC
Atlanta Apple Admins Thursday 21st September – venue TBD
Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 28th September at REA
#franken-macadmins Meetup in Nuremberg, Germany, next meeting is on 9/28, for more info visit us over at #franken-macadmins
Netherlands Apple Admins will meet Thursday 9/28 at 1:30, at LAI in Schiedam, the Netherlands

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Episode 45: Things Get Loopy When The Rock Shows Up

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 45: Things Get Loopy When The Rock Shows Up

Synopsis

The team talks the end of conference season for a little bit, iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and the associated critical security update, a bit about testing iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and then things get a little loopy when The Rock and Siri show up.

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Links & Notes

WiFi Trek

Munki Mistakes Made Right

Fighting With Physics: A Wi-Fi Workshop

Intro to GitLab: DevOps tools on a shell script budget

Advanced Munki Infrastructure: Moving to Cloud Services

macOS 10.12.6 and iOS 10.3.3

Testing iOS 10 and Sierra

Out of School: 224: Test Again

Kernel extensions email went out to devs

Kexts that will make an admin cry – python script to check for installed 3rd party kexts

Kextpocalypse

Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conference Sites

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

MacDMV will meet August 15th at ID.me in Tysons Corner, Virginia
Mac Admin Monthly will meet August 8th at Google in New York, and via Google Hangout.
Philly Mac Admins August meet up on the 17th at the Walnut street apple store @ 6pm
Austin Apple Admins will meet September 6th at Eanes ISD in Austin, TX.

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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 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 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options

Synopsis

In our first two-segment show, the Mac Admins Podcast talks with the organizers of MacDevOps YVR and MacDeploy to showcase two upcoming conferences in Western Canada this summer, as well as Erik Gomez of Pinterest about a new integration between Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and Chef, Puppet or Munki made possible by a popular MDM vendor you may have heard of.

In between, we launch the Community Calendar! Got an event we should announce on the show? Email us at podcast@macadmins.org.

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Guest:

Anthony Reimer, Organizing Committee for MacDeployment Conference, [@MacDeploy]
Mat X, Conference Organizer, MacDevOpsYVR [@MacDevOpsYVR]
Erik Gomez, IT Client Platform Engineer, Pinterest, [@Contains_ENG]

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Links & Notes

Brian Warsing’s managedmac Puppet plugin

ReiserFS

Joe Chilcote’s MacDevOpsYVR Talk on Contributing to Open Source

Joe Chilcote’s vfuse project

The Chic Geek – Calgary, Canada

Charity Majors

Open Source vs Commercial Software Steel Cage Death Match

Custom DEP Part One
Custom DEP Part Two
Custom DEP Part Three
Custom DEP Part Four

MDM documentation on InstallApplication: Apple’s MDM Docs

Casper Splash

From Erik, to do this in vfuse:
vfuse -i something.dmg -s “C00A00ZVXXXX” –hw-model “MacBookAir5,2” (Added as of December 2016 to vfuse)

From Charles, to do this without vfuse pop these into your vmx:
serialNumber.reflectHost = “FALSE”
serialNumber = “C00A00ZVXXXX” (replace serial number with your DEP enabled Mac’s SN)
hw.model.reflectHost = “FALSE”
hw.model = “MacBookAir5,2” (replace with proper hardware identifier)
smbios.reflectHost = “FALSE”

Come work at Pinterest:

IT System Engineer – Core Applications
Security Engineer – Information Security

Community Calendar

Calls for Presenters

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

PSU Mac Admins – Open til 4/4/17

Community Meetups

MacDMV – Lightning Talks on 29 March in Washington, DC

MacBrained – Onboarding in a Culture First Environment @ New Relic in San Francisco, CA

Conference Sites

MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada | June 4-6, 2017

MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada | June 8-9 2017

JNUC 2017 in Minneapolis Minnesota | October 24-26 2017

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Upcoming Conferences:

MacDevOps – June 5-6, 2017, Vancouver Canada, Early Bird Tickets are CAD $265 til March 11th

MacDeployment – June 8-9, 2017, Calgary Canada, Tickets available soon.

Penn State Macadmins ConferenceCall for Proposals open! until April 4th

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Episode 27: Graham Gilbert, Writing & Contributing to Open Source

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 27: Graham Gilbert, Writing & Contributing to Open Source

Synopsis

The Panel talks with Graham Gilbert, former consultant, now in-house systems engineer at Airbnb in San Francisco about writing and contributing to Open Source, amongst other things.

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Links & Notes

Graham’s Projects:
Sal
Crypt2
Crypt-Server
Imagr

Puppet Learning VM

Who Were You, DenverCoder9? What Did You See?

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Upcoming Conferences:

MacDevOps – June 5-6, 2017, Vancouver Canada, Early Bird Tickets are CAD $265 til March 11th

MacDeployment – June 8-9, 2017, Calgary Canada, Tickets available soon.

Penn State Macadmins ConferenceCall for Proposals open! until April 4th

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Episode 26: Conference Talks, with Nadyne Richmond and John Welch

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 26: Conference Talks, with Nadyne Richmond and John Welch

Synopsis

The Panel talks with longtime conference committee planners John Welch (MacIT/Macworld Expo) and Nadyne Richmond (MacIT/Macworld Expo/MacTech) about proposing good conference talks, preparing those talks, and everything conference-related.

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Guest:

  • Nadyne Richmond, Senior Manager of User Experience, Genentech [@nadyne]
  • John Welch, Assistant Director for Technical Service at the Northwest Regional Datacenter at FSU, [@bynkii]

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Links & Notes

Tom’s Nestie

Documentation Talk: Take Vacations Using this One Weird Trick – Documentation! by Vanessa White and Rich Trouton

PSU MacAdmins CFP
X World CFP

Make Me Smart Podcast

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Upcoming Conferences:

MacDevOps – June 5-6, 2017, Vancouver Canada, Early Bird Tickets are CAD $265 til March 11th

MacDeployment – June 8-9, 2017, Calgary Canada, Tickets available soon.

Penn State Macadmins ConferenceCall for Proposals open! until April 4th

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Episode 22: Joel Rennich Returns, NoMAD 1.1

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 22: Joel Rennich, Trusource Labs

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  • Joel Rennich, General Manager, Trusource Labs [@mactroll

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Synopsis

Joel Rennich returns to the Mac Admins Podcast to talk about NoMAD, upcoming features of the nascent 1.1 release, and what the future holds for authentication on the Mac. In addition, the group discusses the current featureset of the betas in macOS, iOS and tvOS.

Joel’s dog briefly guests.

Links & Notes

NoMAD Home
NoMAD Downloads

iOS 10.3 goes to APFS

10.12.4 features

tvOS 10.2 features

Mosen’s Profile Docs

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Upcoming Conferences:

MacADUKRegistration open!
Penn State Macadmins ConferenceCall for Proposals open!

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Episode 21: Paul Bowden, Microsoft APEX

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 21: Paul Bowden, Microsoft APEX

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  • Paul Bowden, Principal Engineer, Office for Mac, Microsoft [@mrexchange]

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Synopsis

Paul Bowden is the Principal Engineer for the Office for Mac group, as part of the Microsoft Apple Productivity Experience Group (APEX). He talks with our hosts about how Microsoft works with Mac Sysadmins in Slack, his history with Microsoft, what it’s like to work at Microsoft, and where Office for Mac is going.

And a little bit about pigs and goats.

Links & Notes

Office Insider builds
MacAdmins.Software Page
The A-Team at APEX

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MacADUKRegistration open!
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