Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2023-03-31

Apple was busy this week. As expected, we got the macOS Ventura 13.3, iOS 16.4, and sibling platform updates. (New emojis!) We also got the long awaited Apple Music Classical app (iOS only), Apple Pay Later (where available, i.e yet another US only service), and updates to several apps. Apple also announced the dates for this year’s WWDC: June 5–9 in a similar format to the past year. All sessions pre-recorded and online with a viewing event at Apple Park for the Keynote.

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Jason Snell from SixColors has released the “Apple in the Enterprise” report card with lots of interesting data and even more enlightening comments from many fellow Mac and iOS admins. Now, that this is the third edition, the report includes a graph with the previous two scores for each section, and we can start to see some trends.

🌼macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.4


iOS and iPadOS


Other Platforms


Apple Support


📰News and Opinion


More information on upcoming conferences and archives of past conferences on my conferences page.

🦣Social Media

  • John C. Welch: “One thing remote work has screwed is the ability to learn how the people I don’t work with, but support, work. I called it “Support by Walking around” not just for the “it’s too minor for a ticket, but since you’re here” problems that I could see were developing into bigger problems. That was invaluable in and of itself. But it also, over time, gave me a way to see how the people I supported actually worked. How they needed to work, how their actual workflow functioned.” (thread)

🔐Security and Privacy

🔨Support and HowTos

🤖Scripting and Automation

♻️Updates and Releases

📺To Watch

🎧To Listen

🎈Just for Fun


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