Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2019-11-01

While I got to take off a week for vacation, Apple certainly did not… Welcome back!

We got expiring certificates and lots of updates! Also, new AirPods Pro.

I have tried to put some order into all the links I gathered over the last two weeks. If you think I missed anything, please let me know!

Also, remember that my new book “Moving to zsh” is available to pre-order!

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News and Opinion

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Adam Codega: “Vendors and others who link to macadmins.org: make sure you’re linking to macadmins.org and not our (now offline) Heroku URL”
  • Erik Gomez: “Catalina brings an undocumented change to MDM profiles. You can no longer mark them as ”removable“. The only way to remove MDM profiles now is by unenrolling from MDM or the MDM sending a removal command. This was never mentioned in WWDC, Developer Notes or AppleSeed.”
  • Peter Steinberger: “There’s a user default setting: NSApplicationCrashOnExceptions to make macOS apps terminate when an exception is thrown – just as things are on iOS. Microsoft has great documentation on that. Apple, not so much.”
  • Mr. Macintosh: “macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta 3 is now available. This post was late because I was thinking about stopping my Beta Update posts. Instead, I need to keep showing everyone how embarrassing macOS Patch Notes have become.”
  • Patrick Fergus: “Adobe Shared Device License 2.0, released 10/21/19 – Sign-in only shows needed information, e.g. if only Federated IDs allowed, Facebook not shown – Prompt reminds users to save & sign out of CC – CCDA Apps panel optionally visible & users can install & update”
  • Preshit Deorukhkar: “Massive update to Adobe Creative Cloud on iOS that brings the entire @AdobeFonts / @Typekit Collection to your iPhone or iPad. Dark Mode too.”

Bugs and Security

Expired Package Certificates

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

Apple Updates

Updates and Releases

To Listen

Just for Fun


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