Mac Admins Podcast

Mac Admins Podcast

A rotating panel of Mac admins and consultants are joined by members of the Mac admin community to discuss the latest news, issues, and challenges of managing Apple devices. New episodes weekly. Join the community at macadmins.org.

Episodes

April 12, 2021 80 min
Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Emily Kausalik-Whittle  - @emilooo
  • Links:

  • Nanoleaf Panel
  • Mmhmm App
  • HARO
  • Sponsors:

  • Kandji
  • VMWare Workspace One
  • Halp
  • Watchman Monitoring
  • If you're interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

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    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!

    Guest:
  • Arek Dreyer
  • Adam Karneboge
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @...
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    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 o...

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    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!

    Guest:
  • Han Su Kim
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Links:

  • Michael McIntyre on Passwords
  • “Very Bad Day” at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Spon...

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    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 t...

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    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!

    Guest:
  • Armin Briegel
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Links:

  • macOS Terminal and Shell
  • Terminal Primer
  • macOS User Groups
  • SSH for Mac Admins
  • Obscure Terminal Features
  • Installomator
  • Mac OS X Command Line B...
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    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.

    Guest:
  • Damien Barrett, Systems A...
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    February 22, 2021 65 min

    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!

    Guest:
  • John Wetter, Technical Services Manager, Hopkins Public Schools, Hopkins, MN
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Sponsors:

  • VMWare...
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    February 15, 2021 63 min

    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 soft...

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    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).

    Music Remix:
  • Graham Pugh - @GrahamRPugh
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles ...
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    February 1, 2021 87 min

    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.

    Guest:
  • Joel Rennich, Jamf - @mactroll
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Links:

  • NoMAD 2
  • Joel on Twitter
  • Carthage
  • Sponsors:

  • VMWare Workspace One
  • Halp
  • Watchman Monitoring
  • If you're interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast...

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    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.

    Guest:
  • Johnny Brown, Apple Administrator, Kennesaw State University
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Links:

  • Graham...
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    Richard Glaser has been in the Apple management space as long as anyone. His work on radmind helped shape the direction many management platforms took and he (and the excellent team he works with) continue to make lives better for MacAdmins everywhere.

    Guest:
  • Richard Glaser, Assistant Head for Client Platform Services, University of Utah
  • Hosts:
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Links:

  • Building a custom s...
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    Jason Meller of Kolide joins the pod to talk about why good security looks like good medicine: informed consent, two-way streets, and transparency of action. Check out honest.security for more on this emerging trend.

    Guest:
  • Jason Meller, CEO, Kolide
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Links:

  • Honest Security
  • OSQuery
  • Christmas Bonuses That Were Phishing Training
  • Promised a R...
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    January 4, 2021 59 min
    Guest:
  • Rebecca Latimer, IT Technician, Hibbing Public Schools
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Sponsors:

  • VMWare Workspace One
  • Watchman Monitoring
  • If you're interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

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    December 28, 2020 131 min

    The final episode of the year is just with your loving hosts bringing you their thoughts from the year. We bounced between the M1 processor to Big Sur to the latest and greatest iOS.

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    Apple changed everything when they announced this summer that they were moving to the ARM architecture. Microsoft has adapted Microsoft Office to be built natively for the M1 using Apple’s tools since WWDC this summer, and Erik Schwiebert is here to talk about the challenges they faced!

    Guest:
  • Erik Schwiebert, Microsoft, Office NEXT Team
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge31...
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    This week, Frankie White joins the pod to discuss supporting users, bots, and IT tooling with Tom, Marcus, & Charles.

    Guest:
  • Frankie White, Business Technology Operations Lead, Slack
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Sponsors:

  • Halp
  • Mac Business Solutions
  • Patreon
  • Watchman Monitoring
  • If you're interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@...

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    December 7, 2020 67 min

    This week, Collins joins the pod to discuss Extension Attributes, Scripts, and providing a white-glove experience for employees with Marcus & Charles.

    Guest:
  • Collins, IT Manager, Reverb
  • Hosts:
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • ponsors:

  • Halp
  • Mac Business Solutions
  • Patreon
  • Watchman Monitoring
  • If you're interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more in...

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    November 30, 2020 58 min
    Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Guest:
  • Matt Wilson, Solutions Architect, Insight
  • Sponsors:
  • Halp
  • Mac Business Solutions
  • Patreon
  • Watchman Monitoring
  • If you're interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

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