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Feb 22, 2021

John Wetter joins the pod to talk through moving from the technical side to doing more and more with policies, budgeting, and governance. These lessons in schools aren’t as far off the lessons in enterprise companies as you might think!

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  • John Wetter, Technical Services Manager, Hopkins Public Schools, Hopkins, MN

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Feb 15, 2021

Patch management is one of the most time consuming aspects of any admin. There have been a number of projects that have sought to make this easier for admins. Some of the earliest tools we used to admin devices such as Filewave’s File Sets were replaced with the package format at many a shop when we moved to PackageMaker and the early Casper Suite. But those meant each organization needed to do the same work on the 10 to 1,000 software titles. Then tools like AutoPkg, Jamf Patch, and Kinobi came where the community could share recipes for making packages automatically. This is mostly for software that isn’t yet on the App Store.

These days we see a lot of hybrid approaches. AutoPkg with Autopkgr going to munki or Jamf through JamJar or Kinobi picking up a feed. We’ve had people from each of those tools on in the past, so today we have Ryan from Alectrona here to talk about what he’s been doing in this space!

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  • Ryan Ball

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Feb 8, 2021

Apple is a bit of a lifestyle brand. We’ve found that over the years our customers as consultants and users as engineers ask us more questions about the consumer ecosystem and company news than most any other gig in IT. So today we’re going to get caught up on the latest news coming out of Cupertino (and beyond).

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Feb 1, 2021

In this episode, Joel Rennich joins to explain what went into NoMAD 2, why it happened, and what that means for the future of Jamf Connect.

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