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

July 28, 2021 58 min

We welcome back Jeremy Butcher from Apple to talk about Declarative Management, Apple’s new framework for Mobile Device Management, as well as macOS Monterey, Erase all Contents and Settings, and why the M1 Macs are changing enterprise Mac deployment for the better.

Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Emily Kausalik-Whittle - @emilyooo
  • Guests:

  • Jeremy Butcher, Product M...
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    Most Macadmins use Suspicious Package regularly. Many also use Apparency. But few know much about the person behind all this awesomeness. In today’s episode we’ll interview Randy Saldinger, of Mothers Ruin Software and talk about plenty of suspicious topics, from packaging to making software scriptable to… the future of distribution (or as much as we can ascertain given the current available information).

    Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @t...
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    July 20, 2021 70 min

    Most Mac Admins use a lot of Apple products. A lot of us also use Homekit either at home or at work. And some of us run a special server just to bridge all the things (maybe running on a Mac or a pihole in the basement). We’ve discussed home automation on the pod, but in today’s episode we’ll dig in deeper, with developers from the popular hombridge.

    Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Guests:

  • Andi
  • Sean
  • S...

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    This week’s episode digs in a bit on something we feel we glossed over in the previous episode with Greg Neagle. Innovation runs rampant in the open source communities (in a good way). Why is that? What about the open source community brings us Apache, Tomcat, and other technologies that end up changing the world? We solve this multi-trillion dollar question on this episode; or we just jabber on; we’ll let you decide which! Hosts:
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    June 29, 2021 77 min

    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!

     

    Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Guests:

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    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!

    Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Emily Kausalik-Whittle - @emilyooo
  • Links:

  • Jamf Unloc...
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    June 14, 2021 107 min

    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.

    Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • James Smith - @smithjw
  • Links:

  • WWDC 2021 - What’s new in managing Apple device...
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    June 8, 2021 94 min

    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.

    Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Emily Kausalik-Whittle - @emilyooo
  • James Smith - @smithjw
  • Links:

  • WWDC 2021 Labs
  • AppleSeed for IT
  • James' Mac Blows Up After macOS Monterey
  • Sponsors:

  • Kandji
  • If y...

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    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!

    Guests:
  • Stuart Lamont - Creator/Host of Hive Mind Automation - @HiveMindAuto
  • Hosts:
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusra...
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    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.

    Guests:
  • Jason Snell, Editor, Six Colors - @jsnell
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Links:

  • Six Colors: 2021 Apple Enterprise Report Card
  • Sponsors:

  • Kandji
  • Halp
  • Secureframe
  • ...
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    May 24, 2021 61 min

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

    Guests:
  • Yoann Gini, CEO, Abelionni
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Links:

  • Six Colors: 2021 Apple Enterprise Report Card
  • https://www.credentia.app
  • https://auth0.com/blog/how-saml-authentication-works/
  • https://auth0.com/docs/protocols/openid-connect-protocol
  • https://www.wired.com/story/the-full-story...
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    May 17, 2021 80 min

    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 administra...

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    May 10, 2021 76 min

    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.

    Guests:
  • Erik Gomez - @Contains_ENG
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @m...
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    May 3, 2021 98 min

    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!

    Guests:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Emily Kausalik-Whittle - @emilyooo
  • Hosts:
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Links:

  • Six Colors: 2021 Ap...
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    April 27, 2021 70 min

    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!

    Hosts:
  • Tom ...
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    April 21, 2021 73 min

    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.

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    April 19, 2021 81 min
    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! Guest:
  • Alcyr Araujo, Mosyle
  • Hosts:
  • Tom Bridge - @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge - @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom
  • Links:

  • Mosyle FUSE
  • macos_security
  • Sponsors:

  • Kandji
  • VMWare Workspace One
  • Hal...
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    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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