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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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

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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.

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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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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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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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Episode 66: The Future of Mac Labs, with Neil Martin

Synopsis:

With High Sierra and the new iMac Pro, how does the management of Mac Labs change? What’s the role of a Mac lab in the modern era? Lab specialist Neil Martin from the University of East London joins the pod to talk about his thoughts and what they’re currently doing.

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Guest:

  • Neil Martin, Senior Desktop Support Specialist, University of East London [@neilmartin83]

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Links & Notes

Tim Perfitt live tweets messing about with the iMac Pro on Twitter and on the TwoCanoes Blog

iPhone battery replacement and apology

macOS 10.13 support essentials by Arek Dreyer and Adam Karneboge

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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

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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Episode 65: The End of 2017, The Beginning of The Future

Synopsis:

The hosts tackle the year that was 2017 and make some bold and intriguing predictions for the year to come.

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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

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

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Episode 64: You Will Comply, with Ben Toms and Reza Alavi

Synopsis:

Reza Alavi and Ben Toms guest on the pod to talk about compliance with the new EU Directive on Data Privacy (GDPR) and how it may affect your IT shop.

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Guest:

  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, dataJAR Ltd.
  • Reza Alavi, Managing Director, Information Security Audit and Control Consultancy (ISACC) Ltd.

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Links & Notes

GDPR
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View Part II
ISACC Consulting
EU GDPR

Australia Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

Restore involves Apple Configurator and special stuff

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy
John Denver and the Muppets

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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

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

[Mac DMV] December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

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

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

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Episode 63: Security as Culture with Diana Birsan

Synopsis:

Diana Birsan joins the pod to talk about bolstering your organization’s security by adopting it as a cultural value.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

Guest:

  • Diana Birsan, Internal Security Developer, Shopify

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Links & Notes

Managing Devices in an Open Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ubFqLQoyVY (JNUC 2016)

Security Woes? Now What?: https://www.jamf.com/resources/videos/security-woes-now-what/ (JNUC 2017)

Politicians sharing passwords: https://www.troyhunt.com/the-trouble-with-politicians-sharing-passwords/

Apps and Books in Apple School Manager:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208257

Inculcate:

Definition of Inculcate

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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 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Utah Mac Admins at Marriott Library at 11am on December 20th

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Mac DMV December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

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

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Episode 62: Sailing on the SolarWinds with Brian (Gruntwork) Best

Synopsis:

Brian Best from Solarwinds MSP comes on the pod to talk about what it’s like to sell a product, change companies twice, and keep the development mindset going.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

Guest:

  • Brian Best, Founder/Chairman, BestMacs & Apple Strategist, SolarWinds MSP

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Links & Notes

Solarwinds RMM for Mac

Tom’s twitter rant

BlueSky on Github

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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 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

MacDMV, December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern

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

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