Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2022-10-28

Release week! If this were a printed newsletter, it would be quite heavy: lots of links and posts, both from Apple and the MacAdmin community.

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I think it is fair to say that the Ventura beta and release has some challenges for system administrators. On the other hand, the updated Apple Platform Deployment guide and several support articles were ready on day one with lots of great information.

Many MacAdmins were awaiting the release and the end of the NDA and ready with several posts on topics they learned about during the beta. The most posts were on the new “Login and Background Items management” but several other posts on other new features and issues, as well. As always, thanks to everyone who shares their knowledge!

Aside from the major releases for macOS Ventura 13.0 and iPadOS 16.1, we also got iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, updates for tvOS, HomePod, the apps formerly known as iWork (Numbers, Keynote, and Pages), a new Xcode 14.1 RC, updates for Apple Business Essentials, Safari, macOS Monterey 12.6.1, Big Sur 11.7.1, and iPadOS and iOS 15.7.1. Also, the next round of updates for all the platforms is available in beta on AppleSeed for IT and for Developers, and we got a beta for the iCloud web interface.

Much to catch up on. I hope this collection of links and posts will help.

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News and Opinion

macOS Ventura and iOS 16

macOS Ventura 13.0

iPadOS and iOS 16.1

watchOS 9.1

tvOS 16.1

HomePod Software



User Guides

Apple Support


Reactions and Posts

Login Items in Ventura

macOS and iOS Updates

Social Media

  • Mischa vd Bent: “Did you know about this nice feature with GitHub? Visual Studio Code is build into their website.”
  • John C. Welch: “One nice thing about MS (unlike Apple) having such detailed documentation about the powershell/VBA scripting implementation for Office, is that same model is the source for the AppleScript implementation, so you can use the PS/VBA docs to help you with AppleScript.”
  • Rosyna Keller: “In tons of places in macOS, including in Xcode’s log when notarization fails, there’s typically a “?” button in dialogs that if you click it, will bring you either to local or online documentation. In the notarization case, these buttons will take you to specific online docs.”

Security and Privacy

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Updates and Releases

To Listen


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