Adobe Shared Device Licensing

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Previously, I have mentioned that Adobe are moving away from Device Pool & Serial Number licensing.

However, at the time we had very little detail on what the new licensing would be.

Well, earlier today Adobe started to release some details. See below for more information & links to Adobes documentation on this new licensing.

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Deploying Microsoft Office from the Mac App Store

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When macOS Mojave’s Mac App Stores new look was unveiled during WWDC 2018 it was also announced that Microsoft would be bringing the Office suite to the Mac App Store.

Well, earlier this week the announcement was fulfilled.

See below for some information on how this might affect us admins as well as some things to consider.

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MagentaGate, MacADUK, and macmule.com

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the pod  
Not a drive was stirring, not even the JBOD  
Charles in his kerchief, and Marcus in his hat  
Had just settled in for a long Christmas chat. 

James Ridsdale did join them, and Ben Toms too,  
And they talked about Kickstart and Slack and Ubuntu  
“Don’t forget MacADUK!” they shouted, over beer,
We gotcha covered, fellas, no need to fear.

Tom Bridge, Mac Admins Podcast

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Customising the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App

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For a while now, Adobe has had a documented method to manage some of the options with the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App.

At dataJAR, we have used this successfully for some time. I’ve just forgotten to post it here.

Until now! See below.

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More Slackin’

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Earlier this week, I gave at talk at Jamf’s London office for London Apple Admins titled “More Slackin'”. (Thanks for having us Jamf!)

The talk detailed some of how to get more from Slack & how we at dataJAR used Slack to the point where email has become relatively infrequent.

A link to the slides & the links mentioned within can be seen below.

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Do you have what it takes? (Hint: You do)

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My final talk at MacADUK was held at the last session of the schedule, & was alongside Ellie Shiel & Stephen Warneford-Bygrave

Below can be found the video for the talk & a link to the slides.

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Panel – What do people see as the future of macOS and what they’re doing in their environments to account for it?

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The morning of the second day of MacADUK, I was a member of a panel discussing the future of macOS with several fellow admins.

Below is the video of that panel.

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The second class citizen

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Earlier this year I presented on the first day of MacADUK alongside my fellow dataJAR directors.

For some reason, I did not post any of my MacADUK 2018 talks. This is the 1st post to rectify that.

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AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI 1.5.0 – the final major updates

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Today I have released my seemingly annual pre-JNUC post-new macOS updates to both AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI, these are likely to be the last major updates to the apps & quite possibly the last updates to the apps ever.

Below is why I have updated the apps, & why this is likely to be their last update.

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Adobe Creative Cloud 2019, the death of Creative Cloud Packager, Serial Numbers & Device Pool Licensing

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Earlier today at Adobe’s annual Adobe Max Creativity Conference, Adobe announced Adobe Creative Cloud 2019.

Whilst that announcement will not surprise many an admin, there are some other changes that will impact us.

Details on these can be found below.

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