Episode 119: Roundtable: How Do You Stay In The Know?


Charles, Tom and Marcus talk about just how you stay on top of everything that’s happening in the Mac Admins World at any given point.

Your Hosts:

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

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Links & Notes

We’re currently thinking about what you might consider the next season of the podcast. So we’d like to make a call for guests. We’re looking for some individuals that have some solid setups, great experiences to share, tips, or tricks for the following:

  • Regression testing
  • Migrating to or from directory services
  • Great Self Service or Managed Software Center configurations
  • Providing a great experience for coworkers or students with learning disabilities
  • Device Trust stories
  • Integration with service desk solutions (e.g. Jira Service Desk, Freshworks, etc)
  • Migrating between MDMs
  • Xprotect scripting
  • Device refresh techniques
  • Getting started with autopkg (and daisy chaining the build train)
  • International VPP and DEP
  • Inhouse app distribution when working with a third party developer
  • NoMAD Login Window
  • Managed App Config
  • Device Management tools from the OS 9 era

If you’re interested hit one of us up directly in Slack. We’d love to hear some new voices!

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Mac Admins Podcast Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019TBA
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
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University of Utah Apple AdminsUniversity of Utah Marriott Library17 April 2019, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
Austin Apple AdminsCloudflare17 April 2019, 6:30 p.m. CSTFree
Apple Admins of the Pacific NorthwestLocation TBA18 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree

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