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WWDC 2020 notes

June 23, 2020 Leave a comment

This week, I’m attending Apple’s WWDC 2020 conference from the comforts of home. As part of this, I’m taking notes during the labs and session videos. Due to wanting to stay on the right side of Apple’s NDA, I’ve been posting my notes 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 with my notes. It’s available via the link below:

https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/650135

Categories: Documentation, WWDC 2020

Allowing external boot drives for T2-equipped Macs

June 13, 2020 Leave a comment

With WWDC 2020 only a couple of weeks away, a number of folks are preparing to run the new beta version of macOS. While some will choose to go all-in and run the new OS on their main boot drive, others will prefer to install the new OS onto an external drive. However, for Macs equipped with T2 chips, there’s an extra step involved with allowing your Mac to boot from an external drive. For more details, please see below the jump.

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Mac admin conferences in 2020

May 29, 2020 Leave a comment

With COVID-19’s disruption of travel and public gatherings, a number of Mac admin conferences have made the choice to move to an online format. This change has meant that a number of conferences which previously required paying for tickets and travel costs have now become either much cheaper or free.

For those interested, here is the current list of conferences being held online between June and October 2020:

Penn State MacAdmins
Link: https://macadmins.psu.edu/campfire-sessions-2020/
Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 30 and July 9, 16, 23, 30
Cost: Free

MacDevOps YVR
Link: https://mdoyvr.com
Dates: June 10 – 12
Cost: CAD $135 (USD $97.74 as of May 29, 2020)

Apple WWDC
Link: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc20/
Dates: June 22 – 26
Cost: Free

Jamf Nation User Conference
Link: https://www.jamf.com/events/jamf-nation-user-conference/2020/
Dates: September 29 – October 1
Cost: Free

MacSysAdmin
Link: https://www.macsysadmin.se
Dates: October 2020 (exact dates not yet posted.)
Cost: Not yet announced

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