For me, this week was fully dominated by JamfNation User Conference (JNUC). It has been amazing and quite overwhelming to meet with all of you enthusiastic, smart, and inspiring Mac Admins!
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Jamf has been posting summaries of some sessions on the Jamf Blog. The sessions will be available for registered users (both virtual and in-person) in the conference portal for the next 60 days and then released for everybody on Jamf’s YouTube channel. I have a lot of catching up, and also a lot of re-viewing to do.
To everyone who took the time to talk with me, a huge thank you. All the kind feedback is both humbling and inspiring. To all who I missed or whom I couldn’t spend enough time with, because there was always the next engagement or meeting to run off to: I am terribly sorry! I hope we get a chance to talk at the next conference!
JNUC 2023 was announced for September 19–21 in Austin, Texas, USA.
(This news summary is unusually scheduled because of travel and time zones. I might also have missed some interesting links and posts. If you found something that I didn’t include, please let me know and I will include it next week.)
But the conference fun is not over: next week is MacSysAdmin Online and the speaker list was just released!
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News and Opinion
- Jamf Pro now lets IT admins manage AWS Mac instances – Jonny Evans, Computerworld
- Jamf announces intent to acquire ZecOps, to provide a market-leading security solution for mobile devices as targeted attacks continue to grow – Jamf
macOS Ventura and iOS 16
Security and Privacy
- In the Hunt for the Auto Login Setup Process – Csaba Fitzl, Offensive Security
- Lazarus ‘Operation In(ter)ception’ Targets macOS Users Dreaming of Jobs in Crypto – Dinesh Devadoss and Phil Stokes, SentinelOne
- Welcome to high tech hacking in 2022: Annoying users until they say yes – Christopher Boyd, MalwareBytes Labs
Support and HowTos
- A World without Local Admin Accounts – Jamf Tech Thoughts
- Zentral for Compliance
- macOS Conditional Access Best Practices – Jamf Tech Thoughts
- Create API Keys for Apple’s App Store Connect – Charles Edge
- Do you need to use the softwareupdate command to discover available updates? – Graham R Pugh
- Invitation-only Betas – Dan K. Snelson
Scripting and Automation
- Apple Configurator User Guide (Updated)
Updates and Releases
- Burning For You — Command-Control-Power
- The 13th annual JNUC – Apple @ Work Podcast, 9to5Mac
- Rich Trouton on Apple Device Management, 2nd Edition – Mac Admins Podcast
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