Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2023-03-10

Apple announced a new yellow iPhone color this week, which invokes spring thoughts, but here in the Netherlands we have had the most wintry weather this season. I hope spring comes quickly after this last effort of winter.


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Spring will also bring the “Spring updates” of macOS and iOS and we did get another round of betas this week. These updates which are about half way between Apple’s major platform updates often come with significant changes, especially for admins. From what we can tell from the betas, the changes this year seem be on the “less impactful” side. A welcome respite for MacAdmins.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2023-03-03

This is the time of the year where we get regular updates for macOS, but not that many new features. It is also time where MacAdmins adopt the new versions, either by choice or because the 90 day deferral limit has expired for good a while back. This is a busy time for MacAdmins.


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We also got the second beta for macOS 13.3 and iOS 16.4 and Apple is testing the new Rapid Security Response technology again. It is encouraging that they are testing this “in the field” and hopefully that will make a big difference in reliability.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2023-02-24

After a few weeks of releases, this week was a bit quieter. Still a nice selection of posts and articles, thanks to all the authors who share their experience.


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🔨Support and HowTos

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♻️Updates and Releases

🎧To Listen

📚Support

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