MacDeployment 2021: Administering Apple Silicon


Yesterday, it was my honour to remotely speak at MacDeployment 2021, on the subject of Administering Apple Silicon.

And amazingly, all the talks from MacDeployment 2021 are already available online! (in fact, they were available soon afterwards).

A link to the video, slide deck, GitHub repo and links to the other videos etc from MacDeployment 2021 can be found below.

Many thanks to the MacDeployment 2021 team for the great event.

Psst if you watch the video and get to the last section, please check the macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta release notes on Appleseed for IT.
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dataJAR Tech Series: What’s new with macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon?


Last month, I presented at a dataJAR tech series event where I discussed some of the new management features available in macOS Big Sur and how these can affect Mac administration workflows, as well as changes that might trip you up in regards to managing Apple silicon.

The video for the talk and a PDF of the slides, can be found here.

You’ll also find a talk there from Riley Bruce, Security Community Evangelist Manager, Code42 titled “Understanding Insider Risk Management on macOS”

jamJAR: Three years on


During JNUC 2020, dataJAR gave a couple of talks.

My talk was titled “jamJAR: Three years on”, which detailed the evolution of jamJAR and some changes made with the then soon to be released version 2.0.

Below you’ll find a link to the talks video and all other JNUC 2020 videos, a link to the talks GitHub repo and, why this blog post was been delayed.

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Apple @ Work podcast


James & I recently joined Bradley Chambers on the 9to5mac Apple @ Work podcast to talk about about trends in the enterprise relating to macOS and iOS updates that we see at dataJAR.

The podcast can be found here. A story of Jamf And…


During JNUC2019, I had the honour of once again presenting alongside my colleague, friend & founder of dataJAR James Ridsdale.

The talk was on some of the methodologies dataJAR employs to fully manage 100+ Jamf Pro instances as a distributed team whilst maintaining a high standard throughout.

During the talk we released a few GitHub repos with items that we use day-to-day to help our fellow admins. These will be covered in further detail over the few weeks.

A link to the talks video can be found below, alongside the talks main GitHub repo.

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An Evening with the Mule


As mentioned in my last post, the good folks over at the Podcast allowed me on to prattle on about things including AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI.

This was actually some weeks ago, but things have been busy. Apologies for the delay but the details can be found below.

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Modern Deployment Workflows for Education


At this years, not only were dataJAR a part of the MacAD Team, But, I also had the honour of opening up the Education track.

Below contains two links to the Video of my talk, slides & links to other talks from this

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Live from London


At the end of 2019 it was my pleasure to join Tom Bridge, Graham Gilbert & Joel Rennich on stage for a live podcast.

Links to this podcasts episode, as well as links to the Podcast can be found below.

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MagentaGate, MacADUK, and


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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More Slackin’


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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