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Session videos now available from MacDevOpsYVR 2017

June 13, 2017 Leave a comment

The good folks who host the MacDevOpsYVR conference have begun posting the session videos from MacDevOpsYVR 2017. As the session videos are being posted to YouTube, I’ve linked my Storing our digital lives: from MFS to APFS session here:

The other videos from the conference are being posted here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIZgKKNrG-ty72Bez8b2qHg/videos

AutoPkg recipes for Apple Enterprise Connect

June 12, 2017 1 comment

To help keep on top of software updates, I’ve been using AutoPkg in combination with AutoPkgr and JSSImporter for a while now to upload new software updates to Jamf Pro. However, I recently ran into a challenge when I wanted to build an AutoPkg recipe for Apple’s Enterprise Connect.

AutoPkg recipes usually rely on the vendor having a publicly accessible way to get downloads via HTTP or HTTPS. Apple does not have a publicly accessible download URL for Enterprise Connect and in fact discourages customers from sharing the download link. The fact that there was a download link meant that I could write AutoPkg recipes but at the same time I couldn’t include the URL needed to download the latest update as part of the recipe .

After some thinking and research into AutoPkg’s functionality, I found a way to create AutoPkg recipes for Enterprise Connect while at the same time not sharing Apple’s download URL. For more details, see below the jump.

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WWDC 2017 notes

June 9, 2017 Leave a comment

While I’m not at Apple’s WWDC conference this year, several other folks in the community stepped up to help crowdsource questions and answers for the Mac admin community. Due to wanting to stay on the right side of Apple’s NDA, the resulting notes have been posted to Apple’s developer forums rather than to here.

To make it easier for Mac admins to access them, I’ve set up a post in the forums where I’ve linking the various forum posts. It’s available via the link below:

https://forums.developer.apple.com/message/234797

Categories: WWDC 2017

Slides from the “Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS” session at MacDeployment 2017

June 9, 2017 1 comment

For those who wanted a copy of my filesystem talk at the MacDeployment 2017 conference, here are links to the slides in PDF and Keynote format.

PDF – http://tinyurl.com/MacDeployment2017pdf

Keynote – http://tinyurl.com/MacDeployment2017key

Slides from the “Payload-free Packages: Bundle vs Flat” QuickTalk at MacDevOpsYVR 2017

June 6, 2017 Leave a comment

For those who wanted a copy of my payload-free package QuickTalk at the MacDevOpsYVR 2017 conference, here are links to the slides in PDF and Keynote format.

PDF – https://tinyurl.com/MacDevOpsPkgPDF

Keynote – https://tinyurl.com/MacDevOpsPkgKey

Slides from the “Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS” session at MacDevOpsYVR 2017

June 5, 2017 Leave a comment

For those who wanted a copy of my filesystem talk at the MacDevOpsYVR 2017 conference, here are links to the slides in PDF and Keynote format.

PDF – http://tinyurl.com/MacDevOpsYVR2017pdf

Keynote – http://tinyurl.com/MacDevOpsYVR2017key

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