Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-11-06

The news this week has certainly been… well… captivating on many levels.

Yesterday, Apple also dropped iOS 14.2 (and siblings) and a “macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update.” (I had hoped we were done with these.) Also, a “release candidate” for macOS Big Sur 11.0.1.

Next week, is the long anticipated third Apple Event this Fall, where everybody is expecting the first Apple Silicon Macs to be introduced and a macOS Big Sur release date to be announced. Whatever your process to prepare for a major macOS release is, I hope you are ready!

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News and Opinion

macOS 11 Big Sur and Apple Silicon

macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 14 Updates

Coronavirus and Remote Work

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Patrick Fergus: “Did you know (an Adobe Admin Console package of) Acrobat won’t install while Safari is running? Has anyone mentioned to the Acrobat team the reason blocking on Safari is because of the Acrobat NPAPI browser plugin Safari hasn’t loaded in a few years?”
  • Tim Perfitt: “I have been working with CryptoTokenKit’s persistent tokens on iOS 14.2 and something we have been hoping for for a long time on iOS. An app can vend a identity (private key + certificate) that can be consumed by other apps AND iOS itself.” (Thread)

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

Updates and Releases

To Listen


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