Episode 104: The One With Apple

Synopsis:

Jeremy Butcher (Enterprise Product Marketing) and Doug Brooks (Mac Hardware Product Marketing) from Apple join the podcast this week to talk about Mobile Device Management, Apple Business Manager, the T2 chip, and how it all comes together.

Your Hosts:

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

Guest:

  • Jeremy Butcher, Product Marketing for Enterprise Software, Apple Inc.
  • Doug Brooks, Product Marketing for Mac Hardware, Apple Inc.

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Links & Notes

Apple T2 Security Chip — Security Overview:

Getting started guide — Apple Business Manager

Configuration Profile Reference

macOS Security — overview for IT

iOS Security — iOS 12

Apple Business Manager Documentation

Mobile device management settings for IT

macOS Deployment Reference

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Univ of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library Room 1705a at University of Utah 19 December 2018, 11:00 a.m. MST Free
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot Technology Center 19 December 2018, 6:30 p.m. CST Free

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Episode 102: Erase All The Things! with Armin Briegel

Synopsis:

Armin Briegel joins the pod this week to talk about EraseInstall, a new macOS application designed to help streamline offboarding and preparing a machine for reuse. We also talk about Certificate Transparency Policy!

Your Hosts:

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

Guest:

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

EraseInstall Application Announcement

EraseInstall Code Repository

macOS Installation for Apple Administrators

Desktoppr

Universal Plumber Command Line Tool

Certificate Transparency Policy – perhaps in a release very soon? (hint hint 10.14.2 beta)

Jamf Pro Switcher – Nindi Gill from University of Melbourne. Swift app with “Today” widget for switching between Jamf Pro server plists and launching in web browser

Apple to stop disclosing hardware sales figures in quarterly reporting

IBM buys Red Hat

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March, 2019 TBD
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Toronto Apple Admins Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, ON Canada 15 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins Temple University, Philadelphia PA 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
franken-macadmins meetup Gruener Brauhaus Fuerth 21 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. CET free
Brisbane Apple Wranglers Brisbane CBD Location 22 November 2018, 7:00 p.m. AEST Free
Houston Apple Admins ChaiOne’s new office in Greenway Plaza 28 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
London Apple Admins Jamf’s London Office 6 December 2018, 18:30 GMT Free
Dutch macadmins meetup Willem de Kooning academy Rotterdam 7 December 2018, 14:00 CET 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.

Your Hosts:

  • 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

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

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
Objective by the Sea Wailea, HI November 3-4 Patreon-Backer
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
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
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 15 November 2018, 6:30pm Free
Brisbane Apple Wranglers Brisbane CBD Location 22 November 2018, 7:00pm 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

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

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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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota October 23-25 US$799
Objective by the Sea Wailea, HI November 3-4 Patreon-Backer
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
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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