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Sep 20, 2022

Software Updates might be the trickiest part of being a Mac Admin right now, there’s lots of different approaches, and a whole bunch of edge and corner cases.

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Sep 12, 2022

Robin Laurén joins the pod this week to talk about Human Centered Security. We’ll pick up where he left off in his MacADUK talk, discuss any reactions, and get into a little of the practical applications.

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Sep 5, 2022

Some of the larger early Apple deployments were in education and many of the more complicated of those were in higher education. This has given higher education deployments a front-row seat to some of the larger challenges in how technology, and specifically the Apple technology, that we manage evolves. We’re stoked to have Jennifer Nieland on the pod this week to help us navigate the hallowed halls of the collegiate technology stack.

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  • Jennifer Nieland - nielandj@iastate.edu

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Sep 1, 2022

We cover a lot of different types of workflows on this podcast. They’re all equally as complicated, and some are very specifically designed for a given industry. In today’s episode we’ll have Charles Mangin from N-Able on to talk about how the Managed Service Provider (MSP) treats Apple devices and how the latest innovations from Apple have helped to shape how MSPs can be more productive.

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Aug 22, 2022

Tim Perfitt is back again to continue last week's episode about his latest macOS app; XCreds! If you’ve ever dealt with labs, this episode is for you.

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Aug 16, 2022

Tim Perfitt rejoins the Pod to talk about a new project for macOS devices: XCreds! If you’ve ever dealt with labs, this episode is for you.

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Aug 8, 2022

Asset Management isn't sexy, in fact it's super boring. Matt Currie is here to tell us how his team combined Kandji, Airtable, Slack and Tray.io into an automated asset management system that his team could use seamlessly.

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Aug 1, 2022

APIs are an integral aspect of how we can programmatically work with any product. The original Jamf Classic API won’t be allowing basic authentication any longer, which means any workflows that hook into the old URI-based REST endpoints will be going away. So there are big changes coming to the Jamf API and Graham Pugh will be joining us to talk through what that means for some of the projects he maintains.

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Jul 25, 2022

Many a Mac deployment includes computers that need some piece software that just isn’t available on the Mac. This goes back to the early days of Mac OS X. We once called this the “app gap” and while it happens less and less in the modern macOS era, it’s still a thing - especially for financial software packages. We’ve used Terminal Services, Citrix, wine (which drove many of us to drink copious amounts of wine) and other tools to address that gap. Today’s episode with Viktor Glemme explores the good and bad of one of the newer ways to address that gap: Windows 365.

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Jul 18, 2022

Munki was released in 2009. The past decade-plus has seen MDM first introduced, then become almost a requirement to manage fleets of devices, changes in how we build daemons, develop tools, secure computers, and sign/compile binaries. That last piece could be a little tricky for the future of any custom software. It’s fitting that Ventura Blvd isn’t far from where Greg works, ‘cause in this episode we’ll look at the changes in Ventura and what they mean for Munki - as well as what they could mean for the future of the Munki project.

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Jul 11, 2022

The term hyperautomation was a good buzzword for a bit, but we can get a lot of use out of what it actually means. In this episode we’re gonna’ look at some of the automation options available to help us manage all these devices, with varying degrees of scripting requirements, and how we can find that magical place of lucid systems administration with Gabe Sterritt.

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Jul 5, 2022

Being a MacAdmin is significantly more difficult now than it used to be, and it’s getting harder every year. How does one cope? Keep up? Stay informed? Train oneself? Find the answers? Deal with the extra stress? Stay in tune and aligned with the rapidly-changing IT landscape as it shifts (sometimes under our feet). 

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Jun 27, 2022

Multi Factor Authentication is a topic we’ve covered here and there in the past. Yubikey is one of those companies that many of us have worked with. But planning for larger scale deployments is different than getting a key to work with our own password manager or in isolated cases. Further, webauthn and other standards are being embraced by Apple in the upcoming releases of the Apple operating systems. So in this episode we’ll talk about what a Yubikey is, how to use them, and some of those things that we wish we’d’ve known before we got started!

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  • CAC = Common Access Cards
  • PIV = Personal Identity Verification
  • SCIF = Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility
  • FIPS = Federal Information Processing Standards
  • PGP = Pretty Good Privacy
  • CMMC = Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
  • FedRAMP = Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

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Jun 14, 2022

What are the latest options to deploy Adobe products onto Apple devices? It’s one of the oldest skills those of us who work on the platform need. In this episode we’ll dig into what the latest techniques are, some gotchas, and how to deliver the best experience possible to our users. We’re joined by Dom, who has been a support engineer in Adobe’s enterprise team for over 11 years to talk through all the different options now available - and how best to think about them!

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Jun 7, 2022

Join Tom, Charles, Marcus, & James as they discuss all the news from the first day of WWDC 2022

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May 30, 2022

One of those things we all end up managing is how our Apple fleet routes traffic into the interwebs. We often have to go through apps that load network extensions that effectively proxy traffic. Sometimes we call what they do fancy new industry buzzwords. One of the first platforms to use Apple’s frameworks was Cisco Umbrella. In this episode, Fraser Hess joins us to talk about using Umbrella and some interesting things he found along the way!

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May 23, 2022

The Mac Admins Foundation is a new non-profit organization benefitting the Mac Admins community. This week, Charles and Marcus sit down with the Board of the Foundation to discuss the organization’s mission, how it came to be, and what they're working on.

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  • Tom Bridge, Co-Chair
  • Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Co-Chair
  • Rich Trouton, Treasurer
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  • Caleb Coy, Chair Emeritus

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May 17, 2022

Apple device management often veers into the devops and automation side of things. Maybe we’re using these tools for our own workflows or maybe we’re trying to provide an elegant workflow for our coworkers to get their code to testing, staging, and production environments. Continuous everything is the name of the game, so today we’re going to talk about CI/CD pipelines with a couple of guests from Veertu.

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May 9, 2022

It's time to pour one out for macOS Server

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May 2, 2022

This week it’s just us, and we’re going over all the news that’s fit to print, including 12.4 betas, the latest in security news, and more. 

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Apr 26, 2022

Bart Reardon is back on the podcast to discuss what's new with swiftDialog

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Apr 18, 2022

It takes a lot of different types of systems to keep a fleet of machines in good shape. Today we’re going to talk about one of those: internet filters. Today we’re gonna’ talk through the good, the bad, the why, the why not, and sometimes the ugly. But in many an environment, the necessary.

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Apr 13, 2022

Our friends at Kandji have once again commissioned the Apple Enterprise Report Card, as compiled by Jason Snell of Six Colors! We’re here to take it question by question, topic by topic, to figure out exactly what that means for Mac Admins

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