MacAdmins are waiting for Apple to announce another Keynote event where we expect new Macs and the release date for macOS 12 Monterey. Not this week though. Instead, Apple had a beautiful video paying tribute to Steve Jobs.
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We did get new betas for macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15.1 and a release candidate for the macOS 11.6.1 update. Also firmware updates for AirPods Pro and Max.
This week also featured MacSysAdmin Online. Every day a few videos from great presenters in the MacAdmin space were released. You can find them all here, along with links to the slides and/or resource pages. Access is free, and today is the last day you can purchase a T-shirt to support the online conference.
Many, many thanks to Patrik Jerneheim and everyone involved in making this happen. Huge kudos to all the speakers, I will have re-watch every one of the sessions to be able to process all the information and wisdom there-in. I am so proud to be a part of this. I am crossing my fingers to see you all in Göteborg next year!
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News and Opinion
- The Tragedy of Safari 15 for Mac’s ‘Tabs’ – Daring Fireball
- Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet – Celso Martinho, Tom Strickx, Cloudflare Blog
- L’airtag à 15000€ – Guilleaume Gète.
- PDQ Acquires SimpleMDM to Expand Support to Apple Devices – Business Wire
macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15
MacAdmins on Twitter
- William Smith: “Advice to my past self… Don’t learn a device management system. Learn how to manage devices. Likewise, don’t learn an MDM. Learn MDM. Don’t learn how to support an operating system. Learn how to support your users. The rest will follow.”
- Rands: “Ok. We’re in a meeting together. Rad. Here’s the mental checklist of what I’m doing in the first couple of minutes.” (Thread)
Security and Privacy
- What is Honest Security and Why Is It Important – Kolide
- MacOS Security: What Security Teams Should Know – Kelly Sheridan
Support and HowTos
- Collaborating on MunkiPkg projects with Git – Elliot Jordan
- Stuck When Upgrading Directly From macOS Mojave to Big Sur – Michael Tsai
- Granting Permissions for Monterey Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) – JumpCloud
- Getting started with osquery – Kelvin Omereshone
- Signing up to Adobe Creative Cloud product update emails – Ben Toms
- Doing quick tests of customized (Swift) Nudge text – Alan Siu
- Cleaning up old Jamf Pro users – MacStuff.dev
Scripting and Automation
Updates and Releases
- New Jobs, New Roles, New Tech, New Tools – MacDevOpsYVR
- Part 2 with Tim Nyberg of The MacGuys – Command-Control-Power
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