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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Manually Converting Jamf Pro Tables From MyISAM to InnoDB

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With Jamf Pro 10.6.0, Jamf changed the default storage engine from MyISAM to InnoDB.

Jamf also released a tool to convert the tables with the release of 10.7.0.

However, as the Jamf supplied tools are not available currently available as a standalone download for those of us that do manual installations & as we host our datajar.mobi instances on Kubernetes… we went the manual route.

Below is how we performed these conversions.

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Because dataJAR, Part Deux

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Wow, it’s mid-September & this is my 1st post of the year!

Below is some reasons as to why no posts & what I’ve been up to.

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jamJAR – What, Why, How

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At a recent London Apple Admins meetup @ ITV, I gave a 15-minute (ish) version, of the 30-minute talk of the 60-minute talk on jamJAR.

Below is a link to the video of the talk, the slides in a PDF & the video of all talks from that night.

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You Will Comply

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Me again on yet another MacAdmins.org Podcast.

This time, however, you’ll be pleased to know that I largely took a back seat & left Reza Alavi of ISACC to delve into GDPR with some interjection from myself & the MacAdmins.org Podcast as to how it can affect the Apple Admin.

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#iamroot – Oops!… I Did It Again / redux

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This post is a redux of the #iamroot vulnerability. The vulnerability was fully patched in 10.13.2, so there is nothing new here.

Secondly, this is also another excuse to post a dancing Groot gif.

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#imaroot – it’s fixed, somethings broken, fixed that now too

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A couple of days ago I posted on the #iamroot vulnerability, well it’s now been fixed by Apple (yay!), but this then broke something else (boo!).

See below for a round up & some more detail on the above.

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#iamroot High Sierra Root Vulnerability

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UPDATE: Please see https://macmule.com/2017/11/30/imaroot-its-fixed-somethings-broken-fixed-that-now-too/

Earlier tonight I was pointed to a tweet that seemed to show an easy manner for people on High Sierra were able to simply enable root.

Well, the vuln is real. See below for a link to a fix for the issue whilst we await Apple to push a High Sierra update.

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Securely Managing Identities Across Mac & G Suite with JumpCloud

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On day 3 of JNUC 2017, I gave my third & final talk of the conference: “Securely Managing Identities Across Mac and G Suite with JumpCloud”

This talk should show just how easy it is to get started with JumpCloud. Along with an overview of how at dataJAR we’re leveraging JumpCloud to integrate G Suite within our Jamf|MSP platform (datajar.mobi), as well as bridging authentication across various other cloud systems & bring 2FA to our Macs.

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Modern Packaging and Distribution Workflows Panel

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On day 2 of JNUC 2017, I was asked to participate in a panel titled “Modern Packaging and Distribution Workflows Panel”.

I was the only “non-vendor” & according to the thumbnail I’m seemingly the only person on the panel gazing over at Charles Edge.

But if your not a fan of  mine (erm welcome to my blog), you’ll be pleased to know I don’t say much.

Below is a link to the video.

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