Episode 92: Back to School with Amanda Wuest and Chris Miller

Synopsis:

Amanda Wuest and Chris Miller join us for a back-to-school focused episode, talking about the unique challenges of education IT and planning around the school calendar.

Your Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Amanda Wuest, Client Systems Administrator, Lower Merion School District
  • Chris Miller, Assistant Director of Technology Services, Eanes Innovative School District

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Links & Notes

All your InstallApplication are belong to us

Jesse Endahl at Black Hat

Apple releases archived developer documentation

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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
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
Melbourne Apple Admins Slack APAC HQ, Carlton August 29, 6:30pm Free
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot Austin Technology Center August 29, 7pm CT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins Good Word Brewing & Public House in Duluth, GA August 30, 6:30 p.m. Eastern Free
MacDeployment Meetup Market Mall Apple Store, Calgary AB Canada September 25, 6:30 p.m. Mountain Free

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Episode 90: Roundtable, with Mike Lynn

Synopsis:

Charles, Marcus and Tom talk at length about the new MacBook Pro, the T2 chip, and special guest Michael Lynn tells us what it all means for the future for Apple Admins.

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:

  • Michael Lynn, Client Platform Engineer, Facebook [@mikeymikey]

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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

Benchmarks after Performance Fix

Just how much is downloaded by the os when upgrading?

Performance fix for MacBook Pro 2018 (iMore)

GitHub topics

Secure Boot

I for one welcome our new Configurator overlords

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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
Macbrained SF Twitter HQ August 8th, 6pm Pacific Free
Utah Apple Admins Marriott Library, University of Utah August 15th, 11am Mountain Free
MacDeployment Meetup Market Mall Apple Store (To Be Confirmed), Calgary AB Canada September 25, 6:30 p.m. Mountain 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]

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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 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]

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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 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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Sponsor

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

Patreon Sponsors

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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 77: State of iOS in Education, with Fraser Speirs

Synopsis:

Tom, Pepijn and Marcus talk with Fraser Speirs about the state of iOS in Education, ChromeOS, G-Suite and more!

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Guests:

  • Fraser Speirs, Head Teacher, Cedars School of Excellence [@fraserspeirs]

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Links & Notes

Accidental Education Podcast

iPad Still Excels

40% C300 failure rate:

Acer Chromebook Tab 10

Diffusion of Innovations

Patreon Sponsors

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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
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Utah Apple Admins will meet at the Marriott Library at University of Utah on May 16th at 11am Mountain time.

Macbrained Twin Cities will meet at Mono on May 16th at 5pm.

Macbrained DC will meet at Tequila & Tacos on May 16th at 6:30pm

Dallas Apple Admins will meet at Bottle Rocket Studios on May 17th at 6:30pm

Seattle Apple Admins will meet on May 17th at a location to be determined. Contact ctdawe on the Slack for more information

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Episode 72: Not so much LDAP as LDERP, and PSU Organizing Committee!

Synopsis:

Gretchen, Joshua and Rusty from the Penn State University Mac Admins Conference join the pod to talk about the upcoming PSUMA 2018 Conference! The hosts talk about news and events afterward.

Your Hosts:

Guests:

The Penn State MacAdmins Organizing Committee

  • Gretchen Kuwahara, Member of the conference team, [@osuterrycat]
  • Joshua Miller, Member of the conference team [@joshuadmiller_]
  • Rusty Myers, Member of the conference team [@thespider]

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Links & Notes

Conference website
Proposal submissions
Youtube channel

#psumac-mentors on Slack

Calendar 2 cryptominer in the App Store

Fun story from Panic

Odd NTP Bug with 10.12

SAMBA is also sub-good:
CVE1
CVE2

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Utah Apple Admins will meet at University of Utah’s Marriott Library at 11am on March 21st.

Houston Apple Admins will also meet on the 21st at Conservatory in Downtown Houston at 6pm. Check the #houston channel in Slack for more information.

Dallas Apple Admin will meet at Bottle Rocket Studios on March 22nd at 6:30pm

Sydney Apple Admins will meet on March 27th at 5:45pm, check the site for more details.

MacDeployment Meetup will happen at 1025 10th St SE in Calgary Alberta on March 28th at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 12 April at 6:30pm at Treatwell.

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Episode 68: Alas, I Knew Him Horatio

Synopsis:

The pod talks about the changes to macOS Server, why Fax machines just won’t die, all the new beta material, and why everyone’s getting 5 HomePods (hahahaha, no, just Charles.)

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Links & Notes

List of 32-bit binaries

Apple announcement on server

Charles’ announcement on server

Unified firmware

Electronic Health Records
Kill your television https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRAIm73okFQ

Tom retires Munki-in-a-Box

Tom’s Eulogy for macOS Server:
Friends, Mac Admins, countrymen, lend me your ears.
I come to bury Server, not to praise him.
The evil that people do lives after them;
The good is oft interrèd with their bones.
So let it be with Server. The noble Mac Admin
Hath told you Server was ambitious.
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Server answered it.
Here, under leave of Server and the rest—
For the Mac Admin is an honorable person;
So are they all, all honorable people—
Come I to speak in Server’s funeral.
Server was my friend, faithful and just to me.
I speak not to disprove what some Mac Admin spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love them once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for them?

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins will meet on February 8th 2018 at 7pm at Rewind Technology in Centennial

Mac Admin Monthly will meet at Google in New York City at 4:30pm on Tuesday February 13th.

Atlanta Apple Admins will meet on February 15 at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Utah Mac Admins will meet on February 21st at Marriott Library on the campus of the University of Utah at 11am.

MacDMV will meet at TEKsystems in Bethesda, Maryland on February 28th at 6:30pm.

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1025 10 St SE, in Calgary, Alberta on February 28 2018 at 6:30pm

East Midlands Mac Admins will meet in Nottingham at Jigsaw24 at 1900 on March 14th.

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Episode 67: The Annual Tome of Goodness, with Arek Dreyer

Synopsis:

Arek Dreyer’s back this week to talk about his new book, macOS Support Essentials 10.13! He joins us to talk about everything that’s in his new volume, a great discount code for listeners, and more. In news this week, Apple updates their business-facing documentation, some interesting security problems in BitTorrent and two new vulnerabilities discusses via Patrick Wardle’s research.

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Guest:

  • Arek Dreyer, Dreyer Network Consultants, Inc., Consultant, integrator, trainer, author [@arekdreyer]

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Links & Notes

macOS Support Essentials 10.13 Book page at Peachpit

Code: DREYER35
Offer: Save 35%
Good through : 1/8/2018 – 2/28/2018

Apple Style Guides

Transmission (and probably other BT clients) bug allows RCE using DNS rebinding to force downloading of malicious torrent, replace user files

Patrick Wardle has a quietly patched vulnerability with auth tokens finally acknowledged and assigned a CVE

Also a second vuln with an AMD Radeon kext that causes a kernel panic due to out of bounds read, Wardle will publish details soon

Patreon for Patrick Wardle

Brief period where iOS 10 signing was happening again

New Apple Guides for Business

Apple Business Page
Products & Platform
Business – Get Started
Business Resources

Employee Choice Guide for IT
Employee Communications Kit
Employee Starter Guide for iOS
Employee Starter Guide for Mac
Mac Deployment Overview
iOS 11 Security Paper

Apple is getting very serious about Enterprise IT

Apple Training Page Updated

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

[Franken Admins] will meet on 24th January at 6:30pm at Crazy Nate’s West Coast Mexican at Zwingerstraße 9, Nuremberg, Germany

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on January 24th at Market Mall Apple Store, in Calgary, Alberta at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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