Episode 68: Alas, I Knew Him Horatio

Synopsis:

The pod talks about the changes to macOS Server, why Fax machines just won’t die, all the new beta material, and why everyone’s getting 5 HomePods (hahahaha, no, just Charles.)

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Links & Notes

List of 32-bit binaries

Apple announcement on server

Charles’ announcement on server

Unified firmware

Electronic Health Records
Kill your television https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRAIm73okFQ

Tom retires Munki-in-a-Box

Tom’s Eulogy for macOS Server:
Friends, Mac Admins, countrymen, lend me your ears.
I come to bury Server, not to praise him.
The evil that people do lives after them;
The good is oft interrèd with their bones.
So let it be with Server. The noble Mac Admin
Hath told you Server was ambitious.
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Server answered it.
Here, under leave of Server and the rest—
For the Mac Admin is an honorable person;
So are they all, all honorable people—
Come I to speak in Server’s funeral.
Server was my friend, faithful and just to me.
I speak not to disprove what some Mac Admin spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love them once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for them?

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Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Utah Mac Admins will meet on February 21st at Marriott Library on the campus of the University of Utah at 11am.

MacDMV will meet at TEKsystems in Bethesda, Maryland on February 28th at 6:30pm.

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1025 10 St SE, in Calgary, Alberta on February 28 2018 at 6:30pm

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Episode 67: The Annual Tome of Goodness, with Arek Dreyer

Synopsis:

Arek Dreyer’s back this week to talk about his new book, macOS Support Essentials 10.13! He joins us to talk about everything that’s in his new volume, a great discount code for listeners, and more. In news this week, Apple updates their business-facing documentation, some interesting security problems in BitTorrent and two new vulnerabilities discusses via Patrick Wardle’s research.

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  • Arek Dreyer, Dreyer Network Consultants, Inc., Consultant, integrator, trainer, author [@arekdreyer]

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Links & Notes

macOS Support Essentials 10.13 Book page at Peachpit

Code: DREYER35
Offer: Save 35%
Good through : 1/8/2018 – 2/28/2018

Apple Style Guides

Transmission (and probably other BT clients) bug allows RCE using DNS rebinding to force downloading of malicious torrent, replace user files

Patrick Wardle has a quietly patched vulnerability with auth tokens finally acknowledged and assigned a CVE

Also a second vuln with an AMD Radeon kext that causes a kernel panic due to out of bounds read, Wardle will publish details soon

Patreon for Patrick Wardle

Brief period where iOS 10 signing was happening again

New Apple Guides for Business

Apple Business Page
Products & Platform
Business – Get Started
Business Resources

Employee Choice Guide for IT
Employee Communications Kit
Employee Starter Guide for iOS
Employee Starter Guide for Mac
Mac Deployment Overview
iOS 11 Security Paper

Apple is getting very serious about Enterprise IT

Apple Training Page Updated

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X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

[Franken Admins] will meet on 24th January at 6:30pm at Crazy Nate’s West Coast Mexican at Zwingerstraße 9, Nuremberg, Germany

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on January 24th at Market Mall Apple Store, in Calgary, Alberta at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 66: The Future of Mac Labs, with Neil Martin

Synopsis:

With High Sierra and the new iMac Pro, how does the management of Mac Labs change? What’s the role of a Mac lab in the modern era? Lab specialist Neil Martin from the University of East London joins the pod to talk about his thoughts and what they’re currently doing.

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  • Neil Martin, Senior Desktop Support Specialist, University of East London [@neilmartin83]

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Links & Notes

Tim Perfitt live tweets messing about with the iMac Pro on Twitter and on the TwoCanoes Blog

iPhone battery replacement and apology

macOS 10.13 support essentials by Arek Dreyer and Adam Karneboge

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Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on January 24th at Market Mall Apple Store, in Calgary, Alberta at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 65: The End of 2017, The Beginning of The Future

Synopsis:

The hosts tackle the year that was 2017 and make some bold and intriguing predictions for the year to come.

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
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X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 64: You Will Comply, with Ben Toms and Reza Alavi

Synopsis:

Reza Alavi and Ben Toms guest on the pod to talk about compliance with the new EU Directive on Data Privacy (GDPR) and how it may affect your IT shop.

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  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, dataJAR Ltd.
  • Reza Alavi, Managing Director, Information Security Audit and Control Consultancy (ISACC) Ltd.

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Links & Notes

GDPR
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View Part II
ISACC Consulting
EU GDPR

Australia Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

Restore involves Apple Configurator and special stuff

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy
John Denver and the Muppets

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Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

[Mac DMV] December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 63: Security as Culture with Diana Birsan

Synopsis:

Diana Birsan joins the pod to talk about bolstering your organization’s security by adopting it as a cultural value.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

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  • Diana Birsan, Internal Security Developer, Shopify

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Links & Notes

Managing Devices in an Open Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ubFqLQoyVY (JNUC 2016)

Security Woes? Now What?: https://www.jamf.com/resources/videos/security-woes-now-what/ (JNUC 2017)

Politicians sharing passwords: https://www.troyhunt.com/the-trouble-with-politicians-sharing-passwords/

Apps and Books in Apple School Manager:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208257

Inculcate:

Definition of Inculcate

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Utah Mac Admins at Marriott Library at 11am on December 20th

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Episode 62: Sailing on the SolarWinds with Brian (Gruntwork) Best

Synopsis:

Brian Best from Solarwinds MSP comes on the pod to talk about what it’s like to sell a product, change companies twice, and keep the development mindset going.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

Guest:

  • Brian Best, Founder/Chairman, BestMacs & Apple Strategist, SolarWinds MSP

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Links & Notes

Solarwinds RMM for Mac

Tom’s twitter rant

BlueSky on Github

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Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

MacDMV, December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Episode 61: Combinatoric with Mike Arpaia

Synopsis:

Mike Arpaia, CTO of Kolide, joins the pod to talk about osquery, and what it’s like to start a new company about endpoint analytics.

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osquery

osquery on Facebook

Security@scale: Osquery

Kolide Fleet
Kolide Launcher

KubeCon

Mike Arpaia: Embracing Open Source Security

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Northeast Regional Apple Admins will meet on December 7th at the East Providence Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

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Episode 58: It’s Raining Shoes

Synopsis:

The hosts get together to talk news & notes, including User-Accepted Mobile Device Managers, and more.

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Links & Notes

New UAKEL in 10.13.2 betas: Radar 1 Radar 2

Currently would prevent those devices added by, say, a QuickAdd in Jamf Pro, from being opted into SKEL environments. Has to be either a DEP device enrollment, or a user-permitted onboarding NOT via package, but by accepted Profile.
If you use both Jamf Pro QuickAdd AND Kernel Extensions, there is a bug to dupe because you may be affected.

Also new UAMDM

DEP will imply user acceptance
Any other method of enrolling a Mac will prompt end user for approval

Apple to allow Apple IDs with third part email addresses to migrate to icloud, .mac, .me

AppleTV 4K beta change for resolution independence

End of Adobe + Dolby Licensing changes availability of some CC products

APFS Snapshots done at Software Updates

APFS snapshots can be restored in normal macOS 10.13 environment. Time Machine System Restore app is on the recovery partition.

HomeKit support for IKEA smart lighting

Open Tradfri on Github

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MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
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Jamf User Group New York City will meet on Tuesday 11/14 at 4:30pm

Utah Mac Admins will meet Wednesday 11/15 at 11am at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Atlanta Apple Admins on Thursday 11/16 at 6pm at SalesLoft

Macbrained YVR on November 22nd at Hootsuite

Franken Macadmins meetup on November 22nd at 6:30pm at Grüner Brauhaus Fürth at Theresienstrasse Ein, in Fürth, Germany. For more information, visit #franken-macadmins on the Mac Admins Slack.

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Episode 56: Printer Operating Systems with Dean Hager

Synopsis:

CEO of Jamf Dean Hager joins the team to discuss what it’s like to write printer operating systems, oh, and also what it’s like to run one of the largest makers of Mac Management Software.

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After Party at Brit’s Pub!

After the October 24th live recording at JNUC, we’ll be hosting an After Party at Brit’s Pub, sponsored by Duo Security, Technolutionary and NoMAD! Come out and join us at Brit’s afterward for a beverage and some light refreshments.

RSVP today to guarantee your spot! This event will sell out!

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Links & Notes

Marco Arment on USB-C

BBEdit 12 Announced

iOS 11.0.3

iOS 11.1 beta 2, with new emoji

Mr. Robot Season 3

Jenkins security advisory

If you see authentication server errors when turning FileVault on in macOS High Sierra

startosinstall –installpackage option does not properly handle multiple packages

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MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
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MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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