This is the Friday before WWDC. Next week we will know more about Apple’s plans for the upcoming platforms, and whether the virtual headset is real or continues to be vaporware. Will there be new Macs? Finally a Apple Silicon Mac Pro!?
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Next week Friday we will also have seen the “What’s new for Enterprise” session that is probably hiding behind all those (admittedly quite funny) made up session names in the WWDC Slack for now. This will be the really interesting session for us Apple admins.
But the most interesting things released next week will be the beta of all the platforms. Check your AppleSeed for IT logins. Warm up your internet lines for the gigabytes of downloads. Get Apple Configurator ready in case you need to downgrade devices. Backup important data on the devices you want use for testing. Get the Developer app on your devices updated, so you can watch the videos.
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- It’s Jamf Nation Live 2023 time! – AppleShare IT
- Benelux Mac Admins Meetup at Fremantle – AppleShare IT
I will be presenting at the JamfNation Live events in Wiesbaden and Amsterdam. (Be sure to checkout the events in London and Paris, as well. You can still register.) Attendees to the German event will have the honor of listening to me presenting in German for the first time in nearly two decades. The language for the Amsterdam event will be English, in case you were wondering if it might be worth crossing a border to go there.
We took the opportunity to do our Benelux MacAdmins Meetup the evening before the Amsterdam JNL event (June 19). The event is free but requires registration as the seats are limited and filling up quickly. I will be taking part in a panel discussion on Patch Management. Dean Hager (Jamf CEO) will be the special guest.
When you run across me at any of these events, feel free to say hi! I will have some Scripting OS X stickers for those who know to ask…
News and Opinion
- Introducing the Microsoft Mac Admins community – Microsoft Community Hub (Some Microsoft employees have been very actively engaged in the MacAdmins Slack. I do hope this new community does not mean they will reduce that engagement.)
- WWDC 2023 Wish List – Robert Hammen
- WWDC 2023 Wish Lists – Michael Tsai
Security and Privacy
- New macOS vulnerability, Migraine, could bypass System Integrity Protection – Microsoft Security Blog
- Beyond the good ol’ LaunchAgents: BSM audit framework – Csaba Fitzl
Support and HowTos
- How to: Hide Kandji Self-Service – Jacob Burley
- Fun With App Icons – Trevor Sysock
- Ghosts in the machine: .DS_Store files – Howard Oakley
Scripting and Automation
- AutoPkg recipes for NexThink Collector – Rich Trouton
- Use Swift with the Jamf API, Part 6: Putting it all together – Armin Briegel, Jamf Blog (Summary for the entire series and presentation)
Updates and Releases
- Announcing General Availability of Authenticator Lite (in Outlook) – Microsoft Community Hub (via Merill)
- Baseline v1.2 (Blog Post)
- super v3.0
- Installomator v10.4
- Spyware Analyzer Improvements – Imazing
- Operating Systems for Businesses (Part 1) – Mac Admins Podcast
- Back in Person – MacDevOpsYVR
- Passkeys, Touch ID, and a world without passwords – Apple @ Work Podcast, 9to5Mac
- An update on the RSA Security Conference and the Jamf Spring Event – Jamf After Dark
- The Sin Eater – Command-Control-Power
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