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


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:


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

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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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Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

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


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 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options


In our first two-segment show, the Mac Admins Podcast talks with the organizers of MacDevOps YVR and MacDeploy to showcase two upcoming conferences in Western Canada this summer, as well as Erik Gomez of Pinterest about a new integration between Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and Chef, Puppet or Munki made possible by a popular MDM vendor you may have heard of.

In between, we launch the Community Calendar! Got an event we should announce on the show? Email us at podcast@macadmins.org.

Your Hosts:


Anthony Reimer, Organizing Committee for MacDeployment Conference, [@MacDeploy]
Mat X, Conference Organizer, MacDevOpsYVR [@MacDevOpsYVR]
Erik Gomez, IT Client Platform Engineer, Pinterest, [@Contains_ENG]


Links & Notes

Brian Warsing’s managedmac Puppet plugin


Joe Chilcote’s MacDevOpsYVR Talk on Contributing to Open Source

Joe Chilcote’s vfuse project

The Chic Geek – Calgary, Canada

Charity Majors

Open Source vs Commercial Software Steel Cage Death Match

Custom DEP Part One
Custom DEP Part Two
Custom DEP Part Three
Custom DEP Part Four

MDM documentation on InstallApplication: Apple’s MDM Docs

Casper Splash

From Erik, to do this in vfuse:
vfuse -i something.dmg -s “C00A00ZVXXXX” –hw-model “MacBookAir5,2” (Added as of December 2016 to vfuse)

From Charles, to do this without vfuse pop these into your vmx:
serialNumber.reflectHost = “FALSE”
serialNumber = “C00A00ZVXXXX” (replace serial number with your DEP enabled Mac’s SN)
hw.model.reflectHost = “FALSE”
hw.model = “MacBookAir5,2” (replace with proper hardware identifier)
smbios.reflectHost = “FALSE”

Come work at Pinterest:

IT System Engineer – Core Applications
Security Engineer – Information Security

Community Calendar

Calls for Presenters

X World – 29-30 June (open until 24th April)

PSU Mac Admins – Open til 4/4/17

Community Meetups

MacDMV – Lightning Talks on 29 March in Washington, DC

MacBrained – Onboarding in a Culture First Environment @ New Relic in San Francisco, CA

Conference Sites

MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada | June 4-6, 2017

MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada | June 8-9 2017

JNUC 2017 in Minneapolis Minnesota | October 24-26 2017

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Upcoming Conferences:

MacDevOps – June 5-6, 2017, Vancouver Canada, Early Bird Tickets are CAD $265 til March 11th

MacDeployment – June 8-9, 2017, Calgary Canada, Tickets available soon.

Penn State Macadmins ConferenceCall for Proposals open! until April 4th

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