JNUC 2023: Connect, Collaborate and Communicate with Jamf Communities!


I’ll always remember this past year’s JNUC as a special one.

Not only was I was given the opportunity to speak about my history with the Jamf community, (which is something I’ve posted about here before and can often be heard chatting about), but it was also my first JNUC as a Jamf.

See below for a link to the video and a link to the JNUC2023 playlist.

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Patch Solutions on the Jamf Marketplace


On the last day of this years JNUC, it was my honour to be included in a panel titled “Patch Solutions on the Jamf Marketplace” (the content of which is pretty self explanatory) alongside Armin Briegel, Ryan Ball and Sam Weiss.

See below for a link to the panels video, as well as links to the marketplace entries for the items discussed.

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Managing iPads, for the Mac Admin


During day one of this years JNUC, I gave a talk titled “Managing iPads, for the Mac Admin”.

The premise of this talk was to touch on on things which are both familiar and unknown, when it comes to being a Mac Admin suddenly tasked with managing iPads.

Below you’ll find a link to the talks video and a link to the talks GitHub repo.

But, be warned.. I had 30 minutes to deliver over 100 slides and a little cold too.. so those that find my accent difficult at normal speed, might need to slow this one down or read the subtitles (which don’t appear to have any exciting surprises this time).

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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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datajar.mobi: 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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Securely Managing Identities Across Mac & G Suite with JumpCloud


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


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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Getting All the Apps to Devices: When and How We Use Patch, AutoPkg, and VPP Together


At this years JNUC I presented alongside a long time Jamf buddy of mine, John Miller. My part of the talk detailed the various application deployment methods currently available to the Jamf admin (VPP & AutoPkg). With some nuances detailed & some pitfalls mentioned.

John expanded upon the subject by opening up the discussion to Patch & the forthcoming 3rd party integrations.

Below is a link to the video, & links to each section with some more links as pertinent.

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Profiles: An IT Admin’s Best Friend


At JNUC2016, I presented alongside my colleague James Ridsdale. The talk gave a history of Apple management, from Managed Preferences to Configuration Profiles. Attempted to deep dive into how Configuration Profiles work, advise on some idiosyncrasies & some workflows available when using an MDM.

A link to the talks video can be found below, as can the resources for the talk & links to twitter for the talks hashtags: #jnuc2016faff #imtoosexyformcx

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Let’s Talk About Certificates


At the recent JAMFNation User Conference (JNUC2015) I gave a talk titled “Let’s Talk About Certificates” (original title, “Let’s Talk About Certs, Baby!).

The talks subtitle, “A tale of Alice, Bob, Eve & a stretched analogy…” gave some warning that things may go off base for a talks which main content, trying to demystify certificates, was rather dry.

PKI was the main talking point as well as some of the changes coming from the CA/Browser Forum, iOS 9 & El Capitan as well as a new CA on the block coming soon.

Links to the video as well as a PDF of the Keynote & some extra resources can be found below.

I’d urge you to spend 30 minutes watching the video. I had a lot of fun putting it together & the feedback I’ve had is that is was funny & informative.

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