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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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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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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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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  • 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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Episode 22: Joel Rennich Returns, NoMAD 1.1

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

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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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Episode 21: Paul Bowden, Microsoft APEX

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

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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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Episode 20: David Acland, Mac Admins & Developers Conference, UK

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 20: David Acland, Mac Admins & Developers Conference UK

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Synopsis

The Mac Admins & Developers Conference UK is just a few weeks away, and the Mac Admins Podcast sits down with their Conference Manager, David Acland to talk about what’s happening at this year’s event.

Links & Notes

MacADUK Conference Home
Speakers at 2017 MacADUK
Amsys
Amsys Training

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Episode 19: The Year in Review

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 19: The Year in Review

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Synopsis

The team talks about the year that was in 2016, from the Apple/FBI dustup, through to a review of conferences that happened, to the release of the iPhone 7/7 Plus and the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. We give our rants and raves of the whole year in this video/audio podcast.

Links & Notes

Apple/FBI Dispute

m(DM)acOS

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Episode 16: Autopkg and Creative Cloud with Tim Sutton

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 16: Autopkg and Creative Cloud with Tim Sutton

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  • Tim Sutton, Systems Administrator, Concordia University and Author, aamporter [@tvsutton]

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Synopsis

A talk with Tim Sutton on Adobe Creative Cloud packaging, including some discussion of new packaging techniques focused around Creative Cloud Packager and Autopkg. After that, we break into the new MacBook Pro with TouchBar, that both Emily and Pepijn are using as their daily drivers.

Links & Notes

Import antigravity
CCP Recipes for Autopkg Test Repo (Use at your own risk, no warranty, if you break it you own both pieces)
Adobe Installation and Licensing blog
CCP CLI automation support:

TouchBar Macs, Imaging & Control:
* Managing the TouchBar Strip
* New Activation for TouchBar Macs
* Offline Activation Methods for TouchBar Macs

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