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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Java 8 Update 181 LDAP Changes & Jamf Pro Connectivity

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Recently we updated all our datajar.mobi instances to Jamf 10.7.1, for Mojave support.

All went well. Except for a couple of instances where their Jamf Infrastructure Manager was being used as an LDAP Proxy.

Well, turns out this was a change to Java 8 Update 181, which we updated to at the same time. And, that this is an issue not just with Jamf Infrastructure Manager, but could be with LDAPS in general.

Below details these changes, & overcoming this issue.

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macOS Mojave & Screen Sharing changes

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A week ago today, I presented at MacSysAdmin. Within my talk I advised of a change with the kickstart command & macOS Mojave.

Well, things have changed some. See below for more details.

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Mucking about with Mojave

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Last week I had the honour of presenting on the opening day of MacSysAdmin 2018.

It’s an amazing conference, that I would encourage all to attend.

Below are some links to my talk & all talks from MacSysAdmin 2018.

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Microsoft Office For Mac Changes & Versioning Shenanigans

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Today, not only was Mojave released but Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac (sort of).

Below, I will try to explain the qualifier above & some other bits & bobs.

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