Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-04-13

More ‘Spring Update Fallout’ this week. Users will now get warning when they launch a 32-bit app. Apple is updating older versions of OS X to install the High Sierra Installer app.

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I published the first “Weekly News Summary for Admins” a year ago on this blog. The email newsletter came later in June.

The summary now has a few hundred readers every week. They are split fairly evenly across the weblog and the email newsletter. I have gotten lots of friendly and grateful feedback both from reader and authors.

So, thank you, readers, for your attention, and thank you all the MacAdmin authors who are documenting and sharing their opinions and solutions for everyone!

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(Now back to the normal program.)

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Krypted Server Migration Posts

Charles Edge is continuing his epic series of posts on how to replace macOS Server.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-04-06

Lot’s of helpful posts by many admins to help with the 10.13.4 update. Thanks to all who share their experiences and knowledge.

There were two big Apple related news items. First Bloomberg had an article which states that Apple is planning to use the their own chips in Macs starting in 2020 (only two years from now). In an odd juxtapostition we also got an update on the progress of the new Mac Prowhich Apple now says will ship in 2019. (I can think of a few ways how this could work out. Some are good and some are… worrying… I may post on this at a later time.)

James Thomson (developer of PCalc (iOS, Mac and AppleTV!) illustrates this wonderfully in this tweet.

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macOS 10.13.4 posts:

Charles Edge has continued his series of posts on how to replace macOS Server services:

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  • I have been hugely enjoying Brain McCullough’s ‘Techmeme Ride Home’ podcast which gives you a 15–20 minute summary of tech related news for the day for your, well, ride home, or to work, depending on your time zone

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-30

What a week!

This would have been an interesting with many amazing articles and posts by fellow MacAdmins on different topics. But then there was Apple’s Education event and (finally) the spring updates (10.13.4, 11.3 etc.) dropped yesterday.

10.13.4 brings (yet again) many changes for macOS management, read the summaries and posts carefully.

PSU MacAdmins Conference 2018 registration is open!

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Happy Easter! (Hope you get a long Easter week-end to catch up with the reading!)

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For macOS 10.13.4

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Spring Updates

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-23

Expect some extra news next week as Apple has announced a keynote, in a school in Chicago, no less!

MacAD.UK videos are being posted on YouTube, including a presentation by yours truly…

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Charles Edge has continued his posts on how to replace macOS Server:

Howard Oakley has been doing some interesting posts on the macOS unified log:

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-16

Charles Edge is dominating the summary today with a list of posts on how best to replace the waning macOS Server services. Thank you!

We also got the WWDC announcement from Apple. (June 4–8 in San Jose, CA) If you applied to the ticket lottery (before March 22, 10am PDT): Good Luck!

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-09

No big news this week, which is a nice change.

The first iPhone SDK dropped ten years ago this week. Craig Hockenberry wrote a wonderful retrospective which is worth reading.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-02

A strange thing happened last Friday (a few hours after the last news summary). Apple updated the kbase article HT208020 – the infamous one that killed imaging. Then the article was reverted back to the old version after a few hours. Presumably some news for 10.13.4 were released prematurely.

Mark Melaccio grabbed screen shots.

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MacAD.UK Session Links

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-02-23

This week I was travelling to London for MacAD.UK. So maybe I missed some interesting links. If I did, please let me know and I will include the link next week.

MacAD.UK was great. I had a great time meeting many people, some I already knew and some I had only met virtually so far. Great presentations, hope to see you all again next year!

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-02-16

There was some news this week about Apple refocusing the next major OS updates on bug fixing. Will this be (High) Sierra’s Snow Leopard?

Getting ready for my MacAD.UK presentation next week. Looking forward to meeting some of you there!

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-02-09

No really big news this week. But many Mac Admins took time to write quite a few interestings articles and how tos. Thank you!

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