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Now displaying: 2019
Jun 4, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

A Flashcast! Tom, Charles, Emily, Marcus and James talk about the WWDC Keynote and Platform State of the Union

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Senior Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • James Smith, Systems Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

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

LISTEN!

WATCH!

LINKS:

macOS Catalina Release Notes
Apple Developer: Device Management

Session Video: What’s New in Managing Apple Devices

Session Video: Advances in Mac Security

Session Video: All About Notarization

Session Video: Network Extensions for the Modern Mac

Session Video: System Extensions and DriverKit

Session Video: What’s New In Apple File Systems

Robert Hammen’s List of Catalina Features

Mac Pro Video with Jony Ive

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash and François Levaux-Tiffreau. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins Karl Strauss, Downtown SD 11 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins MacStadium 13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
London Apple Admins Cloudflare 20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST) Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins TBD 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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Jun 2, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

With WWDC right around the corner, Charles, Marcus and Tom prepare for the future, and trade predictions and wish lists for the coming summer of beta living.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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

LISTEN!

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
London Apple Admins – WWDC Keynote Meet Up [Capital One] 03 June 2019, 5.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST) Free
San Diego Mac Admins Karl Strauss, Downtown SD 11 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins MacStadium 13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
London Apple Admins Cloudflare 20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST) Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins TBD 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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May 28, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Sam Forester from the University of Utah joins the pod this week to talk about AEiOS, a tool for managing iPads in an automated and managed fashion, using a bunch of tools to make sure that the iPad ends up personalized for its temporary user. Sam takes us from the development process to how they use AEiOS in their day-to-day operations, and how you could, too.

YOUR HOSTS:

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

OUR GUEST:

  • Sam Forester, Systems Administrator, Marriott Library, University of Utah

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

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Marriott Library blog
Marriott Library Streaming site

Links:
AEIOS
When Charles Goes Super Nerdy It Comes From Wookieepedia
Cfgutil Automation
Cfgutil reference
Black Perl
libimobiledevice

News:
Ninxsoft Bombardier (utility for downloading and extracting BootCamp drivers)
Intel Zombieload
Apple mitigations for speculative execution
Enabling the mitigations

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Los Angeles Mac Meetup Open Drives, Culver City 29 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins MacStadium 13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
London Apple Admins Cloudflare 20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST) Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins TBD 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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May 20, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

James Felton from Jamf joins Tom, Marcus and Charles to talk about Managed App Config, the iOS standard for delivering preferences to individual apps on managed devices.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • James Smith, IT Manager, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

OUR GUEST:

  • James Felton, Senior Software Engineer, Jamf

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

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

AppConfig
AppConfig.org
AppConfig Schemas

AppConfig at Jamf Research

AppConfig.org Members

Managed App Config Lib on Github

iOS Configuration and APIs for Kiosk and Assessment Apps

Deploying Office Equipment at Scale

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Japanese Privacy Law Mini-Conference Higashi Kurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan 21 May 2019 ¥1,000 aimed toward education institutions in Japan
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Atlanta Apple Admins BrassTap at the Perimeter 16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Seattle Apple Admins Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluations 16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios, Addison, TX 16 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Melbourne Apple Admins University of Melbourne, Parkville campus 22 May 2019, 6:30pm AEST Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins TBD 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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May 11, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Anthony Reimer from MacDeployment joins Tom, Charles and Marcus to talk about how you get a meetup off the ground, what happens when you want to make an all-day event, and how this year’s MacDeployment looks to be their best one yet. Stay for the discussion of news & events, especially around Apple’s crackdown on 3rd party parental MDM apps.

YOUR HOSTS:

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

OUR GUEST:

  • Anthony Reimer, MacDeployment Conference and Meetup (Calgary)

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

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

MacDeployment Conference and Meetup, @MacDeploy on Twitter, #macdeploy channel on MacAdmins Slack

Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling (Curling Canada)

Original DEP Portal shutdown – 1 Dec 2019
MDM in the App Store for Parents Kerfuffle

How Circle works

Twocanoes Repackage

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Japanese Privacy Law Mini-Conference Higashi Kurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan 21 May 2019 ¥1,000 aimed toward education institutions in Japan
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Sydney Mac Admins Harts Pub, The Rocks 15 May 2019, 5:00 p.m. AEST Free
Houston Apple Admins Saint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Garden 15 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Carolinas Apple Admins Barista Craft Coffee 15 May 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET Free
Atlanta Apple Admins BrassTap at the Perimeter 16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Seattle Apple Admins Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluations 16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios, Addison, TX 16 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Melbourne Apple Admins University of Melbourne, Parkville campus 22 May 2019, 6:30pm AEST Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free

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May 3, 2019

Episode 120: X World Is Coming!

SYNOPSIS:

X World is coming, and Tony Gray, chair of the AUC, joins the podcast to talk about this winter’s southern hemisphere spectacular.

YOUR HOSTS:

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

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

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

X World YouTube

X World Conference

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Start a 30-day no-string-attached trial of SimpleMDM today!

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Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins Karl Strauss, Downtown SD 8 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
MacDeployment Meetup New Central Library, Ideas Lab – 800 3 St SE, Calgary, Canada 8 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. MT Free
Edmonton Mac Admins Meetup United Nurses of Alberta – 11150 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, Canada 9 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free

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SPONSOR MAC ADMINS PODCAST!

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Apr 18, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Charles, Tom and Marcus talk about just how you stay on top of everything that’s happening in the Mac Admins World at any given point.

YOUR HOSTS:

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

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

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

We’re currently thinking about what you might consider the next season of the podcast. So we’d like to make a call for guests. We’re looking for some individuals that have some solid setups, great experiences to share, tips, or tricks for the following:

  • Regression testing
  • Migrating to or from directory services
  • Great Self Service or Managed Software Center configurations
  • Providing a great experience for coworkers or students with learning disabilities
  • Device Trust stories
  • Integration with service desk solutions (e.g. Jira Service Desk, Freshworks, etc)
  • Migrating between MDMs
  • Xprotect scripting
  • Device refresh techniques
  • Getting started with autopkg (and daisy chaining the build train)
  • International VPP and DEP
  • Inhouse app distribution when working with a third party developer
  • NoMAD Login Window
  • Managed App Config
  • Device Management tools from the OS 9 era

If you’re interested hit one of us up directly in Slack. We’d love to hear some new voices!

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 TBA
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
University of Utah Apple Admins University of Utah Marriott Library 17 April 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT Free
Austin Apple Admins Cloudflare 17 April 2019, 6:30 p.m. CST Free
Apple Admins of the Pacific Northwest Location TBA 18 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free

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SPONSOR MAC ADMINS PODCAST!

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

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Apr 9, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Mosyle CEO Alcyr Araujo joins Tom and Marcus to talk about Mosyle’s unique path to becoming an MDM Solution for businesses and education environments, and how they fit into the marketplace.

YOUR HOSTS:

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

OUR GUESTS:

  • Alcyr Araujo, CEO, Mosyle

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

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Mosyle Manager
Mosyle for Business

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MacStadium

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Meetups

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Apr 1, 2019
Episode 117 of the Mac Admins Podcast

 

SYNOPSIS:

Tom jetted off to England for the MacAD.UK conference, where he met up with Ben Toms of Datajar, Graham Gilbert of Airbnb and Joel Rennich of Jamf to talk about the state of macOS Management, what folks are hoping for this summer at WWDC, and how the conference went. There are NO April Fools’ Jokes in this podcast.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]

OUR GUESTS:

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

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

MacADUK Conference

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Start a 30-day no-string-attached trial of SimpleMDM today!

MacStadium

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Conference Sites
Meetups

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

 

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Mar 25, 2019
Episode 116

SYNOPSIS:

Marcus, Charles and Tom talk about WWDC, the latest app in the sandbox, MDS’ rapid iteration, McAfee’s new kextless security module, Apple versus Spotify, and Slack’s new Dark Mode.

YOUR HOSTS:

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

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LINKS & NOTES

Tim Perfitt talks about MDS 1.4

Macquisition promises readable images of T2 Macs

BBEdit is sandboxed now

McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6.0 has “kextless mode”

Apple responds to Spotify

Slack gets iOS Dark Mode

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Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 TBA
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Apple Admins of PDX 100 Market St SW, Portland 26 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins Envision Design 27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
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Mar 19, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Mat X of the MacDevOps YVR conference tells us what to expect this summer in Vancouver. What’s DevOps got to do with Mac Admin life? Plenty!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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MacDevOps YVR

2019 MacDevOps YVR Speakers

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Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Austin Apple Admins Citizen Eatery 20 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Greater Northwest Splunk Seattle 21 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. Free
Apple Admins of PDX 100 Market St SW, Portland 26 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
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Mar 11, 2019
Episode 114 of the Mac Admins Podcast

SYNOPSIS:

Nick McSpadden at Facebook joins the pod to talk about the basics of Git for folks who have never worked with it before, or who could use a refresher of how commits, forks and pull requests all work.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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Source Tree
Git QuickStart

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Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
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MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Mac DMV Lost Dog Cafe, Merrifield 14 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
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Mar 4, 2019
Episode 113

SYNOPSIS:

Rich Siegel of Bare Bones software joins the pod this week to talk about BBEdit, TextWrangler’s departure, and life in the App Store World.

YOUR HOSTS:

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

OUT GUESTS:

  • Rich Siegel, Bare Bones Software

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LINKS & NOTES

BBEdit

The old guard of Mac indy apps have thrived for more than 25 years

Apple asks app makers to remove or disclose behavior recording tools:
A Light Discussion on Bug Bounties
Tom’s Rant Corner on the SSD Service Program
SecureToken troutsplained
Resyncing local account passwords and Secure Token

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Addigy Partner Summit Miami, Florida 6-8 March 2019 $500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
Mac Admins at Penn State State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Toronto Mac Admins Globe and Mail Centre 28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
St. Louis Mac Admins Hotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection 7 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
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Feb 26, 2019

Episode 112: Live From Seattle!

This week, a special episode of the Mac Admins Podcast, taped at Dropbox in Seattle! Tom sat down with four IT Leaders in the Seattle Mac Admins community to talk about careers, leadership, and the advice we all wish we’d had.

Episode 112 of the Mac Admins Podcast

SYNOPSIS:

Tom visits Seattle, and finds a great conversation waiting about leadership, career development, and advice you want to give yourself. Vi Lynk, Ashley Smith, Chris Dawe and Jonathan Spiva join the pod at Dropbox in Seattle for a special live episode.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]

YOUR GUESTS:

  • Chris Dawe, Wheelwrights LLC
  • Vi Lynk, Director of Technology, Giddens School
  • Jonathan Spiva, Director Of IT, Convoy
  • Ashley Smith, Desktop Engineer, Accolade Inc

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Vi’s talk: Don’t even think about doing this work alone! – Finding and Maintaining Partners in IT

Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management

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Addigy Partner Summit Miami, Florida 6-8 March 2019 $500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
Mac Admins at Penn State State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Toronto Mac Admins Globe and Mail Centre 28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
St. Louis Mac Admins Hotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection 7 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
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Feb 18, 2019

 

Episode 111: Pennsylvania Dreaming

Episode 111 of the Mac Admins Podcast

SYNOPSIS:

Gretchen Kuwahara and Rusty Myers of Mac Admins at Penn State join the pod this week to talk about the 2019 Mac Admins Conference!

YOUR HOSTS:

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

OUR GUESTS:

  • Gretchen Kuwahara, Penn State University
  • Rusty Myers, Penn State University

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LINKS & NOTES

Early Bird Registration: $649

Mac Admins Call For Presenters

Mac Admins at Penn State Website

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Addigy Partner Summit Miami, Florida 6-8 March 2019 $500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
Mac Admins at Penn State State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 13 February 2018, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
University of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library, University of Utah 20 February 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 805 10 Ave SW, #200 20 February 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
Twin Cities Mac Admins CBX 21 February 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT Free
MacSysAdmins Switzerland Cafe Gloria, Zürich 21 February 2019, 18:45 p.m. CET Free
Seattle Apple Admins Dropbox Seattle 21 February 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins SweetWater Brewery 21 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Toronto Mac Admins Globe and Mail Centre 28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
St. Louis Mac Admins Hotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection 7 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
Houston Apple Admins Envision Design 27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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Feb 1, 2019
Episode 110

SYNOPSIS:

Charles and Tom have a lot on their minds, from 10.14.3, to Adobe licensing, to the 35th anniversary of the Mac.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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LINKS & NOTES

10.14.3 Ships

Happy 35th Birthday to the Mac
Introduction of the Mac

Adobe Shared Device Licensing starts on January 28th

Office 365 in the App Store

Armin Briegel’s 2019 Outlook

Tycho was the loveliest of humans. He was kind, he was the most giving person I’ve ever met, and he set new standards for what it means to be a host. I try to emulate so much of his attributes, but continue to come up short. Even though we’ve known about his health issues for years, and specifically that he had announced he wouldn’t be involved in MacSysAdmin as the “dictator” any more, I am as devastated about this as I’ve been about anyone I’ve lost in my adult life. My heart goes out to Patrick, Anna, and all of his family and circle of friends. We’ve all lost a great friend and may we keep him with us always.

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Addigy Partner Summit Miami, Florida 6-8 March 2019 $500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Macbrained DC: MacDMV Moreland’s Tavern, DC 2 February 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins LumaForge HQ, Burbank 7 February 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 13 February 2018, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
University of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library, University of Utah 20 February 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT Free
Twin Cities Mac Admins CBX 21 February 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT Free
MacSysAdmins Switzerland Cafe Gloria, Zürich 21 February 2019, 18:45 p.m. CET Free
Seattle Apple Admins Location TBA, Downtown Seattle 22 February 2019, Time TBA Free
Toronto Mac Admins Globe and Mail Centre 28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free

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Jan 28, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Tim Perfitt’s back on the pod this week as we talk with him about Two Canoes’ latest offering, Mac Deploy Stick!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Adam Codega, IT Consultant, Providence, RI [@adamcodega]

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LINKS & NOTES

Mac Deploy Stick
Mac Deploy Stick Repo
Mac Deploy Stick Bundle
Mac Deploy Stick Automaton
Mac Deploy Stick YouTube

Mac Deploy Stick Slack on MacAdmins: #macdeploystic

Adafruit / Itsybitsy
ItsyBitsyEnclosure for 3D printing

Arduino
Imagr
Bootstrappr

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Addigy Partner Summit Miami, Florida 6-8 March 2019 $500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £420 for First 50
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Macbrained DC: MacDMV Moreland’s Tavern, DC 2 February 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET Free
University of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library, University of Utah 20 February 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT Free
MacSysAdmins Switzerland Cafe Gloria, Zürich 21 February 2019, 18:45 p.m. CET Free
Seattle Apple Admins Location TBA, Downtown Seattle 22 February 2019, Time TBA Free
Toronto Mac Admins Globe and Mail Centre 28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free

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Jan 20, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Working in Python means working with external modules, virtual environments and all sorts of useful extensions of the Python language. This week we talk with Carl about how modules work, how to choose good ones, and how to get started with Python as a Mac Admin

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

GUEST:

  • Carl, A Mac Admin in the K-12 Sector

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LINKS & NOTES

Python 2.7.15 Documentation
The Python Standard Library
Python Namespace
Modules and Packages
Definitive Guide to Python import statements
Modules and Packages: Live and Let Die! (Warning – 3hr video)
Installing Packages
pip vs easy_install
Python for macOS
Wheel vs Egg
Python on wheels
XKCD Standards
Python Virtual Environments
Python virtual environments: A primer
Installing packages using pip and virtualenv
Docstring
XKCD Wisdom of the Ancients
Requests for Python
Corey Schafer on YouTube
Learn Python the Hard way
Pandas
Carl’s Apple Loops Script

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Addigy Partner Summit Miami, Florida 6-8 March 2019 $500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £420 for First 50
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego MacAdmins Karl Strauss Brewing Company Downtown, 1157 Columbia St, San Diego, California 92101 9 January 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of the Carolinas Barista Craft Coffee, Charlotte, NC 10 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET Free
Univ of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library Room 1705a at University of Utah 16 January 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT Free
Austin Apple Admins New Year Happy Hour – RSVP here Black Star Co-op 16 January 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 17 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Chef Software, 619 Western Ave, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98104 17 January 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1419 9 Ave SE, rear entrance 23 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 23 January 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Macbrained DC: MacDMV Moreland’s Tavern, DC 2 February 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET Free
Toronto Mac Admins Globe and Mail Centre 28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free

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