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Aug 30, 2023

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Aug 22, 2023

Today’s episode features Kane Narraway talk through his journeys with ZTNA - what they are, what they do, selection criteria, how they integrate with other tools, and all the fun bits that go into getting a pretty interface to wireguard to work seamlessly in your environment.

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Aug 14, 2023

Today’s guest is Elliot Jordan, Senior Client Systems Engineer at Netflix, here to talk Escrow Buddy, Recipe Robot, AutoPkgr, and about all the fun projects he’s been involved in over the years!

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Jul 24, 2023

The job of a MacAdmin is a global affair. We’ve done episodes with guests in a number of countries, but wanted to focus on what it’s like in a nation with over 1.4 billion people that’s projected to be the most populous country in the near future.

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Jul 11, 2023

Many of our listeners will have set up AppleTVs at work. Some might use device management tools to configure one or more AppleTVs in ways that allow them to be used in corporate or education environments. We’ll talk through the nuance of AppleTV management in this episode, with Collin Elliot.

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Jun 26, 2023

Vision Pro could be the next big Apple product to change the way humans interact with computing devices. In this episode, we’ll look at some of the SDKs, sensors, and other technologies that have been in the making for a decade that make this technology possible. We’ll explore successes and failures of competing platforms, and think a little about the Vision Pro in the sense of device management, support, and what we might do with them in offices, which shapes how we might manage and support them. Bryson Tyrrell and Rich Trouton join us to talk through what we want, what we think we’ll get, and how we’ll respond to the ever-changing technology landscape.

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Jun 20, 2023

A lot of organizations want to treat device management like we treat code. Check in changes, get a second party to approve the check in, and the change goes live. That second set of eyes on a change provides a proactive approach to the security of changes made. It also helps mitigate small mistakes that can have a substantial impact on how users interact with their technology. We can then string together a collection of workflows to pipeline facts about devices to a SEIM or trigger events in other solutions. This usually involves agents. Yet we need to bootstrap devices into these types of systems, and that means MDM. In today's episode, we’ll discuss these types of workflows with Mike McNeil and JD Strong, from FleetDM.

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Jun 13, 2023

Early in the podcast, there were plenty of stories of MacAdmins who had contentious relationships with security teams. We hear less and less of that every year. It still happens, but far less. We’ve had guests on to tell us how platform teams can work with infosec, but today we’re joined by a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) to give some tips coming from the other direction.

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Jun 8, 2023

It’s that time of the year again, when Apple drops mad-crazy-awesome-sauce updates on us. We’re used to iterative updates that make our lives better. This year we also have new products to manage. No word on whether there will be any management of Vision OS - but we’ll soon be managing Apple Watches. Because see, these are all computers - just like the Vision Pro. In today’s episode we’ll spend far more time talking about hardware, software, and management options. But in the meantime, let’s remind everyone that We often see the first release of Apple products as a bit less than. They can come in more expensive than other products in a given category. Like the iPhone and iPod, it will endure its share of ridicule for its high price and derivative functionality, people will complain about its design and point out its deficiencies. But in a year or five, the rest of the world will catch up to Apple’s vision.

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Jun 6, 2023

Join Tom & Charles as they chat with Joel Rennich and Ben Toms at the 2023 MacAD.UK Conference in Brighton, England.

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May 29, 2023

Every organization has a set of norms they follow. Within those are processes that people go through routinely - and those aren’t often documented at new organizations (be they orgs within other orgs or new companies). There have been systems like Six Sigma for tracking those processes, but like how neurons know what paths to take - those are only one part of the brain. EOS is one of those business operating systems, like the OS of the brain, that is more comprehensive than just processes, but goes far deeper into an org. Today we’re speaking with Lucas Acosta from Foojee about EOS and how that has helped Foojee

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May 22, 2023

Lingon has been a part of the MacAdmins toolkit for as long as recent memory caused us to make launch items. Sandkorn became useful around the same time that we had to start looking at application sandboxes. In today’s episode, we interview the person behind these: Peter Borg

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May 16, 2023

Rapid Security Response, the iMac turns 25, Apple financials, and… WWDC predictions!

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  • Tom Bridge
  • Charles Edge
  • Emily Kausalik-Whittle

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May 8, 2023

MacAdmins have to manage all kinds of things. We talk a lot about settings and features when it comes to device management. But fonts are one of those things that can be important and in fact a security issue as well. For example, if a drug company uses the wrong font they could face massive penalties from regulators. Employees might send out materials with unlicensed fonts. In today’s episode we’ll talk about what’s involved in font management: how to get the right fonts on the right devices and build sustainable workflows so teams can have access to such an important aspect of computing.

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May 2, 2023

The world of open source MDMs continues to evolve. We’ve had guests on to talk about open source mdm tools in the past but this is one of those episode topics that should come back up routinely. Especially when we see larger scale operations. Today we’ll talk about how NanoMDM could be  used to build a dynamic and flexible event-based mdm platform. This type of system is broadly useful to multiple different types of orgs and can have great security benefits.

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  • Ryan Diers, Security Engineer, Airbnb – @radsec
  • Brandon Kurtz, Client Engineering, Airbnb – @discentem

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Rick Goody, Mike Boylan, Melvin Vives, William (Bill) Stites, Anoush d’Orville, Jeffrey Compton, M.Marsh, Hamlin Krewson, Adam Burg, A.J. Potrebka, James Stracey, Timothy Perfitt, Nate Cinal, William O’Neal, Sebastian Nash, Command Control Power, Stephen Weinstein, Chad Swarthout, Daniel MacLaughlin, Justin Holt, William Smith, and Weldon Dodd

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XWorld Melbourne, AUS 30-31 March 2023 TBA TBA
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Sydney Mac Admins Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney 5:30pm 20th April 2023 Free
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London Apple Admins Pub Online weekly (see #laa-pub in MacAdmins Slack for connection details), sometimes in-person Most Thursdays at 17:00 BST (UTC+1), 19:00 BST when in-person Free
#ANZMac Channel Happy Hour Online (see #anzmac in MacAdmins Slack for connection details) Thursdays 5 p.m. AEST Free
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Apr 25, 2023

Today, let’s talk about integrations. Most software companies these days want to be a “platform”. Part of that play is to build APIs, document them, and facilitate other companies building integrations as well. But many of us have unique workflows and so have to build our own. In this episode we’ll think about building our own integrations with various tools (e.g. LogicMonitor), and some things to consider when doing so.

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  • Selina Ali, Product Manager, LogicMonitor – LinkedIn

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Rick Goody, Mike Boylan, Melvin Vives, William (Bill) Stites, Anoush d’Orville, Jeffrey Compton, M.Marsh, Hamlin Krewson, Adam Burg, A.J. Potrebka, James Stracey, Timothy Perfitt, Nate Cinal, William O’Neal, Sebastian Nash, Command Control Power, Stephen Weinstein, Chad Swarthout, Daniel MacLaughlin, Justin Holt, William Smith, and Weldon Dodd

Mac Admins Podcast Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conferences
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XWorld Melbourne, AUS 30-31 March 2023 TBA TBA
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Sydney Mac Admins Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney 5:30pm 20th April 2023 Free
MacAdminsUA MacPaw.Space April 19 at 19:00 Free
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London Apple Admins Pub Online weekly (see #laa-pub in MacAdmins Slack for connection details), sometimes in-person Most Thursdays at 17:00 BST (UTC+1), 19:00 BST when in-person Free
#ANZMac Channel Happy Hour Online (see #anzmac in MacAdmins Slack for connection details) Thursdays 5 p.m. AEST Free
#cascadia Channel Happy Hour Online (see #cascadia channel in Mac Admins Slack) Thursdays 4 p.m. PT (US) Free

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Apr 18, 2023

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” - Plato

There are so many different ways to learn about the MacAdmin field. One that we haven’t covered on the pod is the Lynda.com (now LinkedIn) courses that date back to the era of Mac OS X Server. Today, we’ll hear from its creator Sean Collins about his courses, how the industry has evolved, how being considered an industry “expert” helps with building consulting business, and even a little about his upcoming book called “Technically Fit”.

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Apr 11, 2023

Configuring new devices with Automated Device Enrollment can be a thoroughly magical experience for the end user receiving their machine, but Apple doesn’t have the entire flow programmed in such a way that it’s obvious to the end user what’s happening. Baseline is a new open-source way to handle some of that messaging, and we’re here today to talk with Rob and Trevor from Second Son Consulting in LA about their development efforts.

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Apr 2, 2023

Join us today for a live panel episode from the X World conference in Melbourne, Australia

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  • Tony Gray 
  • James Corcoran
  • Jon Rhoades
  • Merill Fernando
  • Bart Reardon

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Mar 28, 2023

Packaging every version of each piece of software managed can be incredibly time consuming. Without automation, it would take an inordinate amount of time to download, package, test, and deploy software at a cadence that matches how often third party vendors patch their tools. Autopkg can be one of the biggest time savers for those charged with managing Apple devices. We’ve discussed it in previous episodes but in this episode we’ll talk to Manuela Muñoz Bocanegra about her studies of autopkg at a more academic level.

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Mar 22, 2023

HomeKit and the Home app. There are many like it, but this is the kit (no pun intended) that Apple has vetted for automating the home. This ecosystem of products is the culmination of decades of R&D by the home automation industry, made simple - or simple(ish) by Apple. Yet it doesn’t always work as it says on the tin. In this episode we’ll have a panel with Bob Gendler, Steve Yuroff, and Tim Pearson to talk through what we like, what we don’t, and everything in between!

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  • Tim Pearson
  • Bob Gendler
  • Steve Yuroff

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