Episode 89: Naveen & John talk VMware

Synopsis:

Naveen Pitchandi and John Richard from VMware join the pod to talk about Workspace One, Munki, and what it’s like working with Open Source in the Commercial Realm.

Your Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Naveen Pitchandi, VMware Product Line Manager
  • John Richards, VMware Technical Product Manager

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

OKTA/VMware Partnership

Erik Gomez on Using Airwatch to Deploy Munki

VMware at MacDevopsYVR 2018

What All Mac Admins Need to Know About Modern Management & the Digital Workspace

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MacSysdamin Göteborg, Sweden October 2-5 US$1400
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MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
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Episode 88: secureToken, JumpCloud, and the Hunt for the Great White Whale

Synopsis:

Greg Keller, Chief Product Officer for JumpCloud joins Tom and Charles to talk about secureToken, JumpCloud and the search for the right solution to a difficult problem involving users.

Your Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Greg Keller, Chief Product Officer, JumpCloud

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

Managing macOS Users with FileVault

MacDevOps YVR: Ruminations on tokens, both secure and otherwise

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysdamin Göteborg, Sweden October 2-5 US$1400
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota October 23-25 US$799
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Toronto Ad Hoc Mac Admins The Oxley July 24th, 6pm Free
MacDevOps:YVR Meetup Steamworks Brewing July 25th at 4:30-6PM Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary July 25th at 6:30pm Free
Sydney Mac Admins Jamf — Sydney July 26th at 6pm Free
London Apple Admins Go Cardless July 26th at 6:30pm Free
Mac DMV Moreland’s Tavern, DC July 31st at 6pm Free

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Episode 87: Ponying Your Coworkers, with Ross Derewianko

Synopsis:

Ross Derewianko from Ping Identity joins the podcast to talk about identity management, being a Mac admin for developers, and how best to “pony” your coworkers.

Your Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Ross Derewianko, Systems Configuration Engineer, Ping Identity [@pingrd]

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

New Mac Malware Targets Cryptomining Users

Office Support for macOS Mojave

The App Store Turns 10

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysdamin Göteborg, Sweden October 2-5 US$1400
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota October 23-25 US$799
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Greater Philly MacAdmins Saint Joseph’s University July 18th at 6pm Free
Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library at Univ of Utah July 18th at 11am MDT Free
Austin Apple Admins Pinballz July 19th at 7pm Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios July 19th at 6:30pm Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary July 25th at 6:30pm Free
Sydney Mac Admins Jamf — Sydney July 26th at 6pm Free
London Apple Admins Go Cardless July 26th at 6:30pm Free

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Episode 86: Peter Wells Gets Some Fun Email

Synopsis:

Peter Wells of the Sydney Morning Herald and Swinburne University joins the pod to talk about what it’s like to cover Apple and WWDC as a technical columnist as well as

Your Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Peter Wells, Mac Sys Admin at Swinburne University and technology columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald [@peterwells]

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

Peter’s Byline

2018 APNS Changes

Apple Session 302

Public Betas for Mojave and iOS12

Apple Keyboard service

We don’t need no HTML (MDM notes are now a PDF)

Schoolwork/Classwork app goes into production

VMware Fusion Tech Preview 2018

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Penn State University Mac Admins State College, PA July 10th-13th US$849
MacSysdamin Göteborg, Sweden October 2-5 US$1400
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota October 23-25 US$799
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios July 19th at 6:30pm Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary July 25th at 6:30pm Free
London Apple Admins Go Cardless July 26th at 6:30pm Free

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Episode 85: Bryson Tyrrell and the Best Birthday Ever

Synopsis:

Bryson Tyrrell of Jamf joins us to talk about ODST, Amazon S3 and Lambda, the practices of good documentation, and what exactly a good birthday gift is!

Your Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Bryson Tyrrell, Jamf Software

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

ODST at Github
PatchServer at Github
Patch Starter Script
Boto3 Docs

Bryson’s Talk at MacADUK

Sphinx

Flask

MDM Features in macOS 10.14 and iOS 12

ABM is now a released product

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Conference Sites


Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th
MacSysdamin in Göteborg, Sweden, October 2-5, 2018
Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23-25, 2018
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA, November 6-9, 2018

Meetups

Houston Apple Admins will meet at Conservatory in Downtown Houston on June 27th at 6pm

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary on July 25th at 6:30pm

London Apple Admins will meet at Go Cardless on July 26th at 1830

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Episode 83: Per Olofsson, and that one time he wrote an assembler.

Synopsis:

Per Olofsson joins the pod to talk how he became a Mac admin at University Gothenburg, what exactly computational linguistics is, testing Mojave against the backdrop of labs, and DEP and Lab computing as a whole. Plus: video games, and that one time Per wrote an assembler.

Your Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Per Olofsson, IT Infrastructure Specialist, University of Gothenburg [@magervalp]

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

Per’s Github
AutoDMG
CreateUserPkg

Updated AD Account Migration Script from Rich

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Conference Sites


X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th
MacSysdamin in Göteborg, Sweden, October 2-5, 2018
Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23-25, 2018
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA, November 6-9, 2018

Meetups

Franken Macadmins will meet at Crazy Nate’s West Coast Mexican at Kirchenstrasse 38 in Nuremburg, Germany on June 20th at 630pm

Austin Apple Admins will meet at the Perry Castañeda Library on the campus of University of Texas on June 20th at 630pm

Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins will meet on June 21st at the Walnut Street Apple Store in Philadelphia.

Seattle Apple Admins will meet at Chef Software at 6pm on June 21st

Houston Apple Admins will meet at Conservatory in Downtown Houston on June 27th at 6pm

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary on July 25th at 6:30pm

London Apple Admins will meet at Go Cardless on July 26th at 1830

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Episode 82: Hope is a Cruel Mistress, Live at MacDevOps YVR

Synopsis:

Live at Mac Dev Ops! Dana Campbell of Slack, Joel Rennich of Orchard & Grove, and Mat X of the Mac Dev Ops YVR conference join Tom Bridge and Diana Birsan to look at what we know so far about macOS Mojave.

Your Hosts:

Guests:

  • Dana Campbell, Global IT Manager, Slack [@danajc]
  • Mat X, Mac Dev Ops YVR [@MacDevOpsYVR]
  • Joel Rennich, Chief Instigator at Orchard & Grove [@mactroll]

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

WebKit’s new Tracking Prevention 2.0

Good running Google Doc here with Q&A onsite thanks to Sergio

WWDC Platform State of the Union

Your Apps and the Future of macOS Security

What’s new in Managing Apple Devices

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Conference Sites


X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th
MacSysdamin in Göteborg, Sweden, October 2-5, 2018
Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23-25, 2018
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA, November 6-9, 2018

Meetups

Austin Apple Admins will meet on June 20th at Perry–Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at 6:30pm

Look for a location announcement for the Apple Admins of Seattle meetup for Thursday, June 21. Ask in the #cascadia channel for more details.

MacDMV will meet next in July, Time and date TBD, ask @tbridge for more information.

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Episode 81: The WWDC Roundtable

Synopsis:

WWDC starts this week! Our roundtable is focused on Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference, and what Apple might be releasing for macOS, iOS and more.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

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The Mac Admins Podcast is sponsored this week by Spoke and Uptycs

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Learn more about the NEW Mac EDR Dashboard at Uptycs

Links & Notes

WWDC 2018 Site

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018 — NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT!
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

#thenetherlands will meet at SAP office in Den Bosch (Netherlands) on June 8th, 2018 at 2pm

Austin Apple Admins will meet on June 20th at Perry–Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at 6:30pm

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Episode 80: Behind the Rainbow Curtain

Synopsis:

It’s a roundtable episode of the Mac Admins Podcast, as Pepijn has some news to share, and the team talks about all manner of things. Join us for a very special episode of the Mac Admins Podcast

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Links & Notes

Ephemeral Notifications remain in a DB that’s readable

And a new app to show you what’s there! New Utility: ‘AuRevoir’

IoT Systems can use insecure methods to receive your Wi-Fi

Armin Briegel has a new book on the Installer

25 years of BBEdit

10 million devices under Jamf Management

GDPR compliant version of Jamf Pro

DataJar Magentagate

Munki 3.3 release

Signing Munki for Greater Security

Chrome to change security visibility

Malware using MDM

The Greatest Line in Comedy

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018 — NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT!
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Episode 79: Automating Everything, with Sal Soghoian

Synopsis:

Mac Automation Pioneer & Powerhouse Sal Soghoian joins the pod to talk about everything from Otto the Automator Mascot, to how the Mac needs the command line to always exist.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Diana Birsan, Security Awareness Program Manager, Shopify
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

Guests:

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Links & Notes

Automator Actions Library for Jamf Pro

Komand

Omni Automation
Omni Automation Tutorial

Mac OS X Automation
Config Automation
iWork Automation

MacScripter Dot Net
Command-D Conference
2012 WWDC • Session 206 • Secure Automation Techniques (automation & sandboxing)

Script Debugger 7

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018 — NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT!
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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