Episode 46: Hot Sauce Talk with Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring

Synopsis

Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring joins the Podcast to talk about what it’s like to transition from consulting to SaaS-provider, as well as the history of the product.

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Penn State MacAdmins Videos

Steve Yuroff: It’s Incredible This Works At All

Proactive Support Course and Certification

A 2 hour course and certification for people looking to promote the proactive support they provide. Next events in Orlando, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in conjunction with MacTech events

BackupMinder – Watchman Monitoring offers a tool to trim backups which might otherwise fill a hard drive. Released with an MIT license

Adobe signs the death warrant for Flash

Hot Sauces of Mac Admins:

Valentina Hot Sauce

Beerenberg Chilli Sauce

Langdon Wood 1814 Hot Sauce

Gochujang Sriracha

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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 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

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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 44: Live at PSU Mac Admins Conference

Synopsis

Tom and Pepijn record a live episode at the PSU Mac Admins Conference to talk about careers and jobs in the Mac Admin world, as well as a discussion of current events.

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Guests

  • Jason Miller, IT Support Lead, Thumbtack [@jasonkmiller]
  • Robert Hammen, Mac Support Lead, NCBI at NIH [@roberthammen
  • Jason Broccardo, System Administrator, Forget Computers [@zoocoup]
  • Gretchen Kuwahara, Conference Committee, PSU Mac Admins Conference. [@osuterrycat
  • Special Guest Mike Lynn, Facebook [@mikeymikey]

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Links & Notes

Robert & Jason’s Presentation on Jumping off the #jobs-board

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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


Twin Cities Mac Admins will be hosting a meetup at Target Commons in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 19th.
Seattle Apple Admins Meetup Thursday July 20th at Nordstrom in Seattle
Auckland Mac Admins Meet up 28 July at 7pm NZST. For more information, visit #anzmac in Slack.
Melbourne Apple Admins on the 27th of July at Seek

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Episode 43: Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 43: The State of Mac Security with Thomas Reed

Synopsis

Thomas Reed from Malware Bytes joins us to talk about the current state of Mac security, development of his own tools back in the day

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  • Thomas Reed, Head of Mac & Mobile, Malware Bytes [@thomasareed]

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Links & Notes

The Safe Mac
Malwarebytes Mac
Malwarebytes Breach Remediation
Living Below The Security Poverty Line: An RSA Conference White Paper
Why organizations can’t just patch

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Conference Sites


PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9 with workshops on the 8th
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will be happening July 11th at Google in New York at 4:30pm, or also by video conference!
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
Twin Cities Mac Admins will be hosting a meetup at Target Commons in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 19th.

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Episode 42: Nick McSpadden, Facebook

Synopsis

Nick McSpadden is on to talk about a new open source toolkit out of Facebook CPE designed to work with Adobe Creative Cloud, easing deployment for admins that use Named Licenses.

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Links & Notes

Facebook Open Sources its IT Management Tool for Distributing Adobe’s Creative Cloud Tools to Employees

Facebook CPE Adobe Tools

Secure Kernel Extension Loading in High Sierra

Brisk baby

ARKit

ProMotion Going to change everything?:

Create Adobe Named Licenses

Adobe Named License API

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Conference Sites


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

Mac Admin Monthly will be happening July 11th at Google in New York at 4:30pm, or also by video conference!
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
Twin Cities Mac Admins will be hosting a meetup at Target Commons in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 19th.

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Episode 41: Taylor Boyko of SimpleMDM

Synopsis

SimpleMDM’s Taylor Boyko joins us to talk about the ever-growing world of Mobile Device Management, what it was like to start an MDM back in 2011, and the future of the Mac and iOS as part of the MDM world. A discussion of current events occurs to follow.

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Links & Notes

SimpleMDM API
SimpleMDM API Library for Python

Core NFC

The Talk Show, Episode 193

iPad Pro Reviews:
* Ars Technica
* iMore
* MacStories
* Daring Fireball

macOS RAT As a Service

AppleCare+ For Macs Announced

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Conference Sites

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

Sydney Mac Admins Meetup on Wednesday 28th June in conjunction with X World – venue TBC.
MacDMV Meetup on Wednesday 28th June at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring.
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.
Mac Admin Monthly will meet at Google in NYC on July 11th at 4:30pm. Also available by Google Hangout!
Milwaukee Area Macadmins – New macadmins group starting! Initial meetup July 12 Marquette University
Utah Mac Managers will meet on July 19th.

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Episode 40: Mosen on the Mac

Synopsis

He’s been mentioned more than anyone else who’s never been on, so it’s past time we got Mosen on the Podcast to talk about MDMs, workflows, his origin story, and more. Some news discussion follows, roping in issues from WWDC and beyond.

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  • Mosen, Mac Admin Extraordinaire, [@mosen]

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Links & Notes

Mosen’s Github Account
Profile Docs
CCP Recipes

Homekit Spec
iMac Pro RAM is replaceable
Podcast stats update

Troublshooting MDM Client
APFS Notes from WWDC
Rich Trouton’s WWDC Notes
JAMF’s Blog on MDM Changes in iOS 11/macOS 10.13
Todd Stablefeldt Video from WWDC

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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


Boston Macadmins 22nd June at Broad Institute 415 Main St, Cambridge, MA
Sydney Mac Admins Meetup on Wednesday 28th June in conjunction with X World – venue TBC.
MacDMV 28 June at Denizens Brewing in Silver Spring, MD
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 39: WWDC Discussion Live Show from MacDevOps YVR

Synopsis

After the first day of MacDevOps YVR and WWDC, Tom and Pepijn sit down with Clay Caviness, Graham Gilbert and Joel Rennich, and Marcus and Charles join by video conference, to talk about the keynote, and the first day of MacDevOps.

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Guests

  • Clay Caviness, Site Reliability Engineer at Google [@salajander]
  • Graham Gilbert, Systems Engineer at Airbnb [@grahamgilbert]
  • Joel Rennich, General Manager at Trusource Labs (for now) [@mactroll]

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WWDC

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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

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 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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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 37: F/OSS MDMs with Victor Vrantchan and Jesse Peterson

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 37: F/OSS MDMs with Victor Vrantchan and Jesse Peterson

Synopsis

What’s it like to build your own MDM from scratch? Can it be done successfully? The answers, and more, with Victor Vrantchan and Jesse Peterson of the Micro MDM project.

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  • Victor Vrantchan, Site Reliability Engineer, Kolide in Boston, MA [@wikiwalk]
  • Jesse Peterson, Consultant, MacTechs in Seattle, WA

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Links & Notes

Jesse Peterson’s Talk on MDM History at Seattle Apple Admins

MDMVendorSign

Project iMAS

Inside Apple’s MDM

#mdmdev on Mac Admins Slack

MDM Best Practices

Victor’s Blog Post on Signing up to run your own MDM

MDMCert.Download

Contributing to MicroMDM

Look up your DUNS

Community Calendar

Call For Presenters

JNUC CFP

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
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


Twin Cities MacAdmins May 23rd at Jamf’s offices in Minneapolis. Details at or in the mspmacadmins channel on Slack.
Seattle Apple Admins June 15, 2017 at Offer Up
Mac Admin Monthly June 13th at Google in New York, or online at their website.
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.

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