Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2021-02-26

Lots of updates this week: a new app for cloud logins, Munki patch and beta, a tool to ‘Nudge’ users to update or upgrade, an update to Scout, which reads plists, xml and JSON, and Jamf Connect.

Also another minor update for macOS. It is refreshing that Apple now has the third version digit available to distinguish ‘supplemental updates.’ Less refreshing is the fact that even a ‘minor’ update which fixes a single documented issue requires a 2.6GB download and 30 minutes with multiple reboots.

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macOS 11 Big Sur and Apple silicon Macs

macOS and iOS Updates

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Tim Perfitt: “ok, this was unexpected. you can run custom gui apps and command utils on the m1 in 1TR (recovery).” (Thread)
  • Greg Neagle: “@tperfitt It should. Bootstrappr works fine on m1 from 1TR/Recovery.”
  • Laura Rösler: “After 3 months with macOS Big Sur, almost ¾ of our Mac fleet is on macOS 11.”

Security and Privacy

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

Updates and Releases

To Watch

To Listen

Just for Fun

  • MIT CSAIL: “Today’s the day that “hello world” said “hello world!” The term was coined in a textbook published #otd in 1978: “C Programming Language,” written by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie.”


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