Episode 101: Flashcast!

Synopsis:

The Apple Event in New York this October brought new Macs and iPad Pro devices to the Mac Admins Community. Our panel talks about the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

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Links & Notes

All Apple clips are used for illustrative and demonstration purposes only. All Apple clips are Copyright Apple Inc and associated parties. Mac Admins Podcast LLC makes no claim of ownership of these segments, they are used purely to illustrate in Apple’s own words their new product offerings.

Mac mini, Late 2018
MacBook Air, Late 2018
iPad Pro, Late 2018
Apple Pencil, Late 2018

Blackmagicdesign eGPU Pro

Apple T2 Security Chip Overview

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Atlanta Apple Admins CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 8 November 2018, 7:00 p.m. ET Free
Toronto Apple Admins Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, ON Canada 15 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 15 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Tel Aviv Mac Admins Google Hangouts 20 November 2018, 4:00 p.m. IST Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary AB Canada 21 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
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Episode 100: Live at JNUC with Microsoft and NASA

Synopsis:

At the Jamf Nation User Conference 2018, the Mac Admins Podcast celebrates its 100th episode with a live episode! Joining us are Paul Bowden and Jeffrey Kalvass from Microsoft to talk about Office 2019 and Office in the Mac App Store, as well as Allen Golbig of NASA’s Glenn Research Center to talk more about IT Systems Engineering in space.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Guests:

  • Paul Bowden, Principal Engineer, Office for Mac, Microsoft [@mrexchange]
  • Jeffrey Kalvass, Senior Program Manager, Outlook for Mac, Microsoft
  • Allen Golbig, Mac Systems Engineer, Contractor at NASA Glenn Research Center

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Links & Notes

Glenn Research Center

Mac@IBM Enrollment

SAP and Jamf at JNUC

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Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota October 23-25 US$799
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Meetups
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Twin Cities Mac Admins and Mac Admins Podcast Party at JNUC! Finnegan’s Brew Co., Minneapolis, MN 23 October 2018, 6:30pm Free
MacDeployment Meetup Market Mall Apple Store, Calgary AB Canada 24 October 2018, 6:30 p.m. Free
Atlanta Apple Admins CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 8 November 2018, 7pm Free
Toronto Apple Admins Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, ON Canada 15 November 2018, 6pm Free
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Episode 99: Security, Bloomberg, and some MacTech Conference

Synopsis:

Talking all the Bloomberg security news, some changes with Apple Parts policies, MacSysadmin 2018, and then MacTech Conference with the head of MacTech, Neil Ticktin.

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

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Links & Notes

Bloomberg’s Bombshell

Apple Denies Bloomberg

Amazon Denies Bloomberg

British Intelligence Denies Bloomberg’s reports

Apple Parts Changes

Macsysadmin docs

MacTech Conference Sessions
Get $200 off your registration at MacTech Conference! (Thanks Neil!)

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Meetups
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MacDMV Union Station Mario Kart VR 17 October 2018, 6pm Free
Seattle Apple Admins The Giddens School, Seattle 18 October 2018, 6pm Free
MacDeployment Meetup Market Mall Apple Store, Calgary AB Canada 24 October 2018, 6:30 p.m. Free
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Episode 98: Mojave, Grace Hopper, iOS 12 and more!

Synopsis:

This week’s round table discussion covers Mojave, Mojave’s release into the enterprise, PPPC Utility, Obscura 2, the iOS 12 Security Guide, MDM Me Maybe, a little on the Facebook Security Breach, and the Grace Hopper event for 2018!

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

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Come Have a Drink or some Dinner with us at JNUC! Register today to attend the Mac Admins Podcast Party after our live recording at JNUC. Come experience some hospitality at FINNEGANS Brewers Den on South 5th Avenue. There will be a limited bar tab thanks to Technolutionary LLC, and food and drink will be available on your own after that. Please RSVP so we can plan!

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Links & Notes

10% of SAP’s fleet was Mojave on Day 3
24% of SAP’s fleet was Mojave on Day 16

PPPC Utility on Jamf’s Github
Bryson Tyrrell’s TCC Profile Tool
Carl Ashley’s TCC Profile Tool

Obscura 2
Get Obscura 2 for free
Lifehacker on Obscura 2

iOS 12 security guide

MDM Me Maybe from Duo Security

macOS Feedback Request form

Facebook security breach

Grace Hopper
About Grace Hopper
5 things to know about tech jobs at THD

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Episode 97: Decoding IT Jargon with Jack Madden

Synopsis:

Jack Madden of BrianMadden.com joins Charles, Marcus and Tom to talk about EMM, what Apple’s doing right and where they could improve, and how we should all be thinking about mobility in the enterprise.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Guests:

  • Jack Madden, Executive Editor of BrianMadden.com at TechTarget

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Links & Notes

BrianMadden.com

Apple’s iOS Management Protocol needs to get better for BYOD

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