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

Synopsis:

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]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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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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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)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
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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Episode 118: Mosyle CEO Alcyr Araujo

Synopsis:

Mosyle CEO Alcyr Araujo joins Tom and Marcus to talk about Mosyle’s unique path to becoming an MDM Solution for businesses and education environments, and how they fit into the marketplace.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Our Guests:

  • Alcyr Araujo, CEO, Mosyle

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

Mosyle Manager
Mosyle for Business

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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)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD10 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
NL MacadminsLocation Macnify – Badhoevedorp12 April 2019, 3:00 p.m. GMT+1Free
MacDMVJohns Hopkins APL, Laurel MD13 April 2019, 11:00 a.m. ETFree
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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Episode 115: Mat X and MacDevOps YVR

Synopsis:

Mat X of the MacDevOps YVR conference tells us what to expect this summer in Vancouver. What’s DevOps got to do with Mac Admin life? Plenty!

Your Hosts:

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

Our Guests:

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

MacDevOps YVR

2019 MacDevOps YVR Speakers

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£597 General Adminission
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA12-19 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Austin Apple AdminsCitizen Eatery20 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Greater NorthwestSplunk Seattle21 March 2019, 6:00 p.m.Free
Apple Admins of PDX100 Market St SW, Portland26 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. PTFree
Houston Apple AdminsEnvision Design27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD10 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree

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114: Git It Done, with Nick McSpadden

Synopsis:

Nick McSpadden at Facebook joins the pod to talk about the basics of Git for folks who have never worked with it before, or who could use a refresher of how commits, forks and pull requests all work.

Your Hosts:

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

Your Guests:

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

Source Tree
Git QuickStart

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Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

Mac Admins Podcast Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£597 General Adminission
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA12-19 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Mac DMVLost Dog Cafe, Merrifield14 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Houston Apple AdminsEnvision Design27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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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.

Your Hosts:

Guests

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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 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.

Your Hosts:

Our Guests:

  • 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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Episode 9: Building a Testing Culture

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 9: Testing iOS 10 and Sierra

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Links

Command Control Power Episode 163: The Preparedness Mindset with Shelley Watson of Wheelwrights
Sample Checklist
MacDMV Session: Testing iOS 10 & macOS Sierra
Atul Gawande – The Checklist Manifesto
Rich Trouton – Preparing for a Bad Day: How to Write Disaster Recovery Documentation
Rich Trouton & Vanessa White – Take Vacations Using this One Weird Trick – Documentation!
Eggplant/Testplant
Open Radar
Precache
Cache Warmer

Upcoming Conferences:

MacSysadminRegistration open!
JAMF Nation User ConferenceRegistration open!
MacTech ConferenceRegistration open!

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