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Feb 10, 2017

 

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 23: Live at Mac AD UK

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SYNOPSIS

A live episode taped at Mac AD UK in London, with guests Richard Purves (returning), Henry Stamerjohann & Éric Falconnier joining Tom, Pepijn and Charles to talk about the MacADUK conference.

LINKS & NOTES

Charles Edge: MDM
Tom Bridge: Munki Mistakes Made Right
Pepijn Bruienne: 
Henry Stamerjohann & Éric Falconnier: Zentral
Richard Purves: SmartCard Authentication

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 12 with Richard Purves

Apfelwerk — consultants, apple trainers, MSP and JAMF reseller/integrator

Zentral Basic Information
Zentral Project code
Zentral Project wiki
Zentral Project deployment

OSquery – endpoint visibility

Santa – binary whitelisting/blacklisting and monitoring

ELK Stack (now the Elastic Stack) + Beats
Log management platform, a collection of open-source products + logshipping with beats
Elastic Search
Kibana
Beats
Logstash

Vector ClockAn algorithm for generating a partial ordering of events in a distributed system and detecting causality violations.

Nagios – IT Infrastructure Monitoring
Icinga – Computer system and network monitoring application.

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Feb 3, 2017

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 22: Joel Rennich, Trusource Labs

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  • Joel Rennich, General Manager, Trusource Labs [@mactroll

SYNOPSIS

Joel Rennich returns to the Mac Admins Podcast to talk about NoMAD, upcoming features of the nascent 1.1 release, and what the future holds for authentication on the Mac. In addition, the group discusses the current featureset of the betas in macOS, iOS and tvOS.

Joel’s dog briefly guests.

LINKS & NOTES

NoMAD Home
NoMAD Downloads

iOS 10.3 goes to APFS

10.12.4 features

tvOS 10.2 features

Mosen’s Profile Docs

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Jan 23, 2017

 

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 21: Paul Bowden, Microsoft APEX

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  • Paul Bowden, Principal Engineer, Office for Mac, Microsoft [@mrexchange]

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SYNOPSIS

Paul Bowden is the Principal Engineer for the Office for Mac group, as part of the Microsoft Apple Productivity Experience Group (APEX). He talks with our hosts about how Microsoft works with Mac Sysadmins in Slack, his history with Microsoft, what it’s like to work at Microsoft, and where Office for Mac is going.

And a little bit about pigs and goats.

LINKS & NOTES

Office Insider builds
MacAdmins.Software Page
The A-Team at APEX

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Jan 17, 2017

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 20: David Acland, Mac Admins & Developers Conference UK

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The Mac Admins & Developers Conference UK is just a few weeks away, and the Mac Admins Podcast sits down with their Conference Manager, David Acland to talk about what’s happening at this year’s event.

LINKS & NOTES

MacADUK Conference Home
Speakers at 2017 MacADUK
Amsys
Amsys Training

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Dec 31, 2016

 

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 19: The Year in Review

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SYNOPSIS

The team talks about the year that was in 2016, from the Apple/FBI dustup, through to a review of conferences that happened, to the release of the iPhone 7/7 Plus and the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. We give our rants and raves of the whole year in this video/audio podcast.

LINKS & NOTES

Apple/FBI Dispute

m(DM)acOS

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Dec 29, 2016

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

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SYNOPSIS

Erik Gomez joins the gang to talk about testing the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro, finding new preference settings, and the state of the Mac as a whole.

LINKS & NOTES

Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part One
Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part Two
Preferences for the TouchBar

This Week in Frogorland: Using python to determine the status of SIP on the Mac, without using csrutil and nvram.

How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists – Mark Gurman for Bloomberg

Cables, Adapters, Devices for the Brave New Mac World

Tools Erik mentioned:
strings (from cli tools)
fs_usage
ripgrep
Apple Debug profiles and YUCKY UNIX scripts
Hopper

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Dec 20, 2016

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 17: A Precise, But Not Accurate Number

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We sit down to talk managing a fleet of 80,000+ Macs with a team of 9 with Clay Caviness, a Site Reliability Engineer at Google about his work on their Mac Management Team. A lively discussion about 10.12.2, firmware updates, and DMA Hacking ensued, and a good time was had by all. Discussion of Super Mario Run rounds out the episode.

LINKS & NOTES

Macops team GitHub
Santa
Google Rapid Response

We Fixed The Glitch
Only fix for published DMA attack against FV2 keys
FV2 Key Recovery
PCI Leech Tool

csrutil clear and enabling SIP with Munki

Managed AppleID Woes

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Dec 8, 2016

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 16: Autopkg and Creative Cloud with Tim Sutton

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SYNOPSIS

A talk with Tim Sutton on Adobe Creative Cloud packaging, including some discussion of new packaging techniques focused around Creative Cloud Packager and Autopkg. After that, we break into the new MacBook Pro with TouchBar, that both Emily and Pepijn are using as their daily drivers.

LINKS & NOTES

Import antigravity
CCP Recipes for Autopkg Test Repo (Use at your own risk, no warranty, if you break it you own both pieces)
Adobe Installation and Licensing blog
CCP CLI automation support:

TouchBar Macs, Imaging & Control:
Managing the TouchBar Strip
New Activation for TouchBar Macs
Offline Activation Methods for TouchBar Macs

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Nov 25, 2016

 

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 15: Autopkg, Trust and You

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Greg Neagle, Primary Contributor to Autopkg, [@gregneagle]

SYNOPSIS

Autopkg 0.7/1.0 adds a few changes that you should be aware of, including additional trust settings. We discuss the new features and how you should prepare.

LINKS & NOTES

Recipe Auditing, Security & Maintenance from autopkg-discuss
Response from Elliot Jordan
Response from Greg Neagle with audit verb
Autopkg Trust

How Not To Do Bad Things With Autopkg
Video of HNTDBTWA from MacDevOpsYVR

Munki Wiki

How Munki Decides What Needs To Be Installed

Autopkg Recipe Overrides

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Nov 8, 2016

### MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 13.5: Live at JNUC

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* Marcus Ransom, Consulting Apple Engineer, [[@marcusransom](https://twitter.com/marcusransom)]
* Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services at JAMF Software, That Guy at [Krypted.com](http://www.krypted.com) [[@cedge318](https://twitter.com/cedge318)]
* Adam Codega, Adam Codega, IT Operations Leader, Upserve [[@adamcodega](https://twitter.com/adamcodega)]
* Jason Miller, Mac Operations Team, Thumbtack [[@jasonkmiller](https://twitter.com/jasonkmiller)]

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Ben Toms, Datajar LTD, [[@macmule](https://twitter.com/macmule)]

#### Synopsis

The gang gathers to discuss the state of Mac Management live at JNUC

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Oct 11, 2016

Show notes and more at http://podcast.macadmins.org

Sep 8, 2016

Listen to our Apple keynote recap recorded live. Since it's live, please excuse the audio quality and unedited conversation and enjoy.

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Aug 8, 2016

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Jul 11, 2016

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Jun 21, 2016

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 7: WWDC Roundtable

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Jun 13, 2016

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 6: Dreyer, Rhymes with Slayer

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Jun 6, 2016

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 5: SSO & Puppies, Two Tales of Adoption

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May 17, 2016

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 4: Developers, Developers, Developers

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Apr 25, 2016

Our hosts talk about experience, training and certification, as well as laying out their origin stories, and unique paths toward sysadmin life, from help desk to company owner, from grad student assistant to management track. Together, they fight crime.

Show notes at podcast.macadmins.org

Apr 4, 2016

We take longer than usual to discuss the new management changes in iOS 9.3

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* Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC, @tbridge
* Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, JAMF Software, Proprietor of Krypted.com, @cedge318
* Marcus Ransom, Lead Apple Technician at RMIT, @marcusransom
* Pepijn Bruienne, Mac Development and Operation Specialist Senior at University of Michigan, @bruienne

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Mar 28, 2016

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Apple Blacklists Own Ethernet Driver

Making Google Work at the Login Window

Google and SSO

Google KB: Changing primary domains

iOS 9.3 Preview at Apple.com

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The Penn State University Mac Admins Conference Organizing Committee:

  • Justin Elliott
  • Gretchen Kuwahara
  • Dave Test
  • Rusty Myers (in spirit)

A lively discussion with Tom and Adam ensues with the wonderful people in charge of this year’s Penn State University Mac Admins Conference, running 27-30 June 2016 in State College, PA.

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