Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-05-18

BBEdit turned 25 years old this week! Congratulations! (I will have a few thoughts on that later.)

I also posted a sneak peak on my next book: “macOS Installation for Apple Administrators”

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-05-11

Not so busy this week. I have the impression we are entering the calm before the WWDC storm.

I had already mentioned the 20-year anniversary of the iMac last week. However, I have to add this post by Horace Dediu of Asymco where he posted the best infographics on the topic.

I have added two more conferences to the list. X world in Sydney and MacTech in Los Angeles. I put up this list because there were quite a few announcements and schedules published in the last two weeks. I do not plan to make this a permanent section as the MacAdmins Podcast team already has a great list of events nearly every week.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-05-04

The conference registration season has begun! Three conferences started their registrations this week. There should be one for you. (The one for me is MacSysAdmin, where I will be presenting among many other great speakers this year.)

We got quite a few security related posts this week. Most important is a note from Twitter that they may have left your password unencrypted on their servers. So go change that right now, if you have not already.

In happier news, the iMac turns 20 this week!

Also in last week’s email I forgot set the subject and the email was sent out with tinyletter’s default subject line. My apologies for the confusion both for you, the readers and any email rules/filters you may have set up.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-04-27

Today is Koningsdag (King’s Day) here in the Netherlands. So, because of the holiday, just a quick summary! Have a great week-end, everyone!

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-04-20

Still more articles (and bugs) from the 10.13.4 release coming in. Otherwise this has been a quieter week.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-04-13

More ‘Spring Update Fallout’ this week. Users will now get warning when they launch a 32-bit app. Apple is updating older versions of OS X to install the High Sierra Installer app.

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🎂Anniversary

I published the first “Weekly News Summary for Admins” a year ago on this blog. The email newsletter came later in June.

The summary now has a few hundred readers every week. They are split fairly evenly across the weblog and the email newsletter. I have gotten lots of friendly and grateful feedback both from reader and authors.

So, thank you, readers, for your attention, and thank you all the MacAdmin authors who are documenting and sharing their opinions and solutions for everyone!

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(Now back to the normal program.)

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Krypted Server Migration Posts

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-04-06

Lot’s of helpful posts by many admins to help with the 10.13.4 update. Thanks to all who share their experiences and knowledge.

There were two big Apple related news items. First Bloomberg had an article which states that Apple is planning to use the their own chips in Macs starting in 2020 (only two years from now). In an odd juxtapostition we also got an update on the progress of the new Mac Prowhich Apple now says will ship in 2019. (I can think of a few ways how this could work out. Some are good and some are… worrying… I may post on this at a later time.)

James Thomson (developer of PCalc (iOS, Mac and AppleTV!) illustrates this wonderfully in this tweet.

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macOS 10.13.4 posts:

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-30

What a week!

This would have been an interesting with many amazing articles and posts by fellow MacAdmins on different topics. But then there was Apple’s Education event and (finally) the spring updates (10.13.4, 11.3 etc.) dropped yesterday.

10.13.4 brings (yet again) many changes for macOS management, read the summaries and posts carefully.

PSU MacAdmins Conference 2018 registration is open!

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Happy Easter! (Hope you get a long Easter week-end to catch up with the reading!)

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-23

Expect some extra news next week as Apple has announced a keynote, in a school in Chicago, no less!

MacAD.UK videos are being posted on YouTube, including a presentation by yours truly…

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Howard Oakley has been doing some interesting posts on the macOS unified log:

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-03-16

Charles Edge is dominating the summary today with a list of posts on how best to replace the waning macOS Server services. Thank you!

We also got the WWDC announcement from Apple. (June 4–8 in San Jose, CA) If you applied to the ticket lottery (before March 22, 10am PDT): Good Luck!

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