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Jun 29, 2021

On this week’s episode, we bring Greg Neagle back to discuss what’s new in Munki, & its transition to a native app on Apple Silicon, Some more follow-up from WWDC & where we think the conference space is heading in the future, and wrap up with a discussion on Open Source and how you can contribute to projects you love!

 

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  • Greg Neagle, a major animation studio you may have heard of

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

Jun 21, 2021

We pick new stuff up here and there. Little things that when combined together add up to give us a pretty comprehensive knowledge of the Apple ecosystem. In this episode we’ll look at some of the little things we’ve picked up along the way; some new, some old, some just new to us!

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

Jun 14, 2021

With WWDC 2021 in the rear view mirror, Tom, Charles, Marcus, & James have gotten back together to discuss what they learned after taking a deep dive into the management and development track sessions of this year's World Wide Developer Conference.

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

Jun 8, 2021

Apple held WWDC’s First Day on 7 June 2021 and this is our commentary on how we survived it all! Here’s what we know about iOS and iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and more.

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Jun 5, 2021

Home automation is a thing. It’s been here for a long time, it’s crossed the chasm as tech, and it’s ready for the masses. In today’s episode we chat with Stuart Lamont, host of the Hive Mind YouTube channel. We chat about home automation, YouTube channels, automation, and all the things!

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  • Stuart Lamont - Creator/Host of Hive Mind Automation - @HiveMindAuto

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Jun 1, 2021

Our friends at Kandji commissioned Jason Snell of Six Colors to put together an Enterprise Report Card for Apple. We’re here to talk about how Mac Admins feel about Apple’s Enterprise technologies.

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  • Jason Snell, Editor, Six Colors - @jsnell

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May 24, 2021

Yoann Gini joins the pod to talk about his new product, Credentia - a new Login Window plugin for the Mac.

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  • Yoann Gini, CEO, Abelionni

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

May 17, 2021

MITRE ATT&CK is a framework to explain how networks get penetrated and the techniques attackers use to move laterally and attack other devices. What does this mean for Apple devices? How can we best protect Macs and iOS devices? What are the philosophies? In this episode, we’ll chat with an Adversary Engineer at MITRE ATT&CK, Cat Self, who takes us through what MITRE ATT&CK is and what the framework means for administrators.

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May 10, 2021

SwiftUI is making it even easier for admins to build sleek, beautiful tools for the Mac. And one of those admins has been helping to bring us some pretty rad stuff for a long time. In this week's episode, Erik Gomez of Uber joins the pod again to talk about Nudge, SwiftUI, and the state of Mac management.

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May 3, 2021

We changed things up this week and thought it would be interesting to interview Tom and Emily on their new roles! What is it like going from a technical role to a product role? What’s a better way to say “that’s stupid?” about a product feature? All that and more!

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Apr 27, 2021

We can see a light at the end of the tunnel. We’re going back into the office. But, what does that really mean now? There’s a new normal coming and the more deliberate we are about what it is, the more we’ll be ready for it. So what broke? What worked great? What’s missing? What technical changes are two forward in need of one step back? What happens to business travel? We’ll ponder all of this and more in this episode!

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Apr 21, 2021

Apple’s Event on April 20th brought new iMacs, AirTags, an Apple TV upgrade, and more. The gang is here to help you make sense of all of it, and geek out on the new colors.

Apr 19, 2021

Alcyr Araujo of Mosyle joins the Macadmins Podcast to talk about how the past year of remote work went and the amazing results - upgrades to Mosyle Business, FUSE, all the security and identity and the Mac in the enterprise in general!

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  • Alcyr Araujo, Mosyle

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Apr 12, 2021

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Apr 5, 2021

Arek Dreyer and Adam Karneboge join the podcast to talk the latest and greatest edition of the Peachpit’s “macOS Support Essentials 11 - Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting macOS Big Sur” - what went in, what got cut, how long it takes to assemble 992 pages of screenshots, and what they think is most important for a Mac Admin to take away from Big Sur!

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  • Arek Dreyer
  • Adam Karneboge

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Mar 29, 2021

Apple released the Apple Network Server in 1996. Nearly a decade after having thrown down the gauntlet with IBM in the personal computer ads, such as the now infamous 1984 ad, Apple and IBM were nice and cozy and Apple had taken a number of lumps in the market. Since the desktop operating system wasn’t made with the type of threading required for increasingly large centralized workloads, they partnered with IBM to get AIX running on a Network Server 500. Must have been quite the shiner.

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  • Chuck Goolsbee “just some guy, you know”

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Mar 22, 2021

Han Su Kim talks how IT managers are planning for the rest of 2021 and what makes a workplace the best in Boston! We get a little technical, talk budgets, and, well, what tools would make the next best place to work in Boston!

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  • Han Su Kim

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Mar 15, 2021

The macOS security architecture continues to evolve. We have new boot modes, fallback recovery operating systems, sealed key protection for Filevault, revive. The new security documentation is a solid read. So we’re curious, what does a security researcher see when looking at that! What new green fields of hackerationing opportunity lie in front of us? In this episode we chat with Patrick Wardle to see what he’s been up to and to talk about the evolving security footprint of Apple devices.

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  • Patrick Wardle

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Mar 8, 2021

COVID has a lot of us sitting at home twiddling our thumbs. But some have chosen to do a bit more than that. In this episode we’ll have Armin Briegel back on to discuss his latest book on the command line!

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  • Armin Briegel

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Mar 1, 2021

It’s been about a year since most workers and students started getting sent home from organizations to slow the spread of COVID. Some environments were well positioned and others needed a much larger lift. Actually, it seems like a lot of things needed to change. In this episode we’ll look at a few things that had to change and a few that didn’t, and the novel concept of the Technology Drivers Test.

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  • Damien Barrett, Systems Administrator, Montclair Kimberley Academy

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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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Jan 25, 2021

Johnny Brown joins the MacAdmins podcast to talk about a common first step in getting the M1 and Rosetta into an environment, the splash screen. In this case, depnotify. We’ll go through the process and look at how that impacts the rest of the deployment.

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  • Johnny Brown, Apple Administrator, Kennesaw State University

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