Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-04-17

New iPhone SE release! It looks like a nice upgrade to the iPhone 8 physical design. If you were hoping that ‘SE’ would continue to mean ‘small,’ then you will be disappointed. As John Gruber notes, this is the first time an iPhone model carries the exact same name as a previous model. To distinguish them, I’d suggest calling the new model “iPhone SE/20.”

We also got a new series of beta system releases from Apple.

Please read Babo D’s excellent summary of some of the changes to the softwareupdate management in macOS. This will affect every MacAdmin.

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📰News and Opinion

⚙️macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 13 Updates

🦠Coronavirus and Remote Work

🐦MacAdmins on Twitter

  • William Smith: “MacAdmins, Only six more updates coming for Office 2016 for Mac and then no more! It end-of-lifes in October 2020 with no plans for further support. Put together your plan now to move to Office 2019 ASAP. macadmins.software/calendar/

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🔨Support and HowTos

🤖Scripting and Automation

🍏Apple Support

♻️Updates and Releases

📺To Watch

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