Hidden AirPlay feature in the AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1) update
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Hidden AirPlay Feature

Here’s one that will make educators and education network administrators realllllly happy. There’s a hidden gem in the AppleTV 6.1 update that was released today. In addition to Bonjour over UDP negotiation for AirPlay, iOS 7.1 devices will also look for AirPlay sources using Bonjour over bluetooth when doing its […]

Exploring Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program
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Exploring Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program

On February 26, 2014 Apple announced its new Device Enrollment Program (DEP). You can read about the features of the DEP here. In a nutshell, for US customers who have purchased devices directly from Apple, you can: 1) Force enrollment with your MDM when device is set up (every time) […]

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AFP548 2014 Product/Platform Poll

UPDATE: We’ve gotten 100 responses, which is great! …And also the limit on the form we used :( Sorry! Thanks to everyone who responded, I’ll clean up the results and make a follow-up post soon. In the meantime all the data can be seen and downloaded here: https://afp548.wufoo.com/reports/afp548-2014-productplatform-poll/

Clean Migration of Existing Open Directory Users to a New Mavericks Server
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Clean Migration of Existing Open Directory Users to a New Mavericks Server

For many reasons, you may find yourself needing to start a new Mavericks Open Directory server from scratch. In this article, I’ll go over how to import your existing users from an older Open Directory server and import them to your new Mavericks server. I will also use a tool […]

System Preferences Profiles in Mavericks (plus a Security Hole!)
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System Preferences Profiles in Mavericks (plus a Security Hole!)

Profiles have become one of the most interesting components of the Apple ecosystem – both on OS X and on iOS. With their ability to easily control the functionality of the operating system, install certificates, and manage application preferences, along with their flexibility to use the same profile on desktop […]

30 Years of the Mac – Video

Tim Perfitt of Twocanoes Software has put together a nice video showcasing the thirty years of Macintosh models. I’ve owned eight of them, mostly portables.  How about you? Read more about the video on the Twocanoes blog.

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Virtualize OS X using vSphere on Mac hardware

On my blog, I have written a 3 page blogpost about virtualizing OS X using vSphere on Mac hardware. In the blogpost I try to answer the below questions: What is required to virtualize OS X? Which hardware is supported, and which hardware works? How to license OS X in […]

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Sydney (Australia) Mac Admins March 2014 Meet Up

To All Sydney Mac Admins, Our 3rd Meeting of the year is scheduled for the 26th of March. We have a booking at 6pm for the Fulton Room at Hart’s Pub, Corner of Essex & Gloucester St, The Rocks. This months agenda: 6:00-6:30pm – Drinks and Introductions. 6:30-7:30pm – Main […]

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Hidden AirPlay feature in the AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1) update

Hidden AirPlay feature in the AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1) update

Here’s one that will make educators and education network administrators realllllly happy. There’s a hidden gem in the AppleTV 6.1 update that was released today. In addition to Bonjour over UDP negotiation for AirPlay, iOS 7.1 devices will also look for AirPlay sources using Bonjour over bluetooth when doing its […]

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Exploring Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program

Exploring Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program

On February 26, 2014 Apple announced its new Device Enrollment Program (DEP). You can read about the features of the DEP here. In a nutshell, for US customers who have purchased devices directly from Apple, you can: 1) Force enrollment with your MDM when device is set up (every time) […]

Read more

Early 2014 Products and Platforms Poll – Results

Early 2014 Products and Platforms Poll – Results

It’s always great to get help from a community of your peers, and our recent survey was an attempt to start having us all check in every once in a while as a group with data about how we maintain and provide management for our customers. Inspired by questions about […]

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AFP548 2014 Product/Platform Poll

UPDATE: We’ve gotten 100 responses, which is great! …And also the limit on the form we used :( Sorry! Thanks to everyone who responded, I’ll clean up the results and make a follow-up post soon. In the meantime all the data can be seen and downloaded here: https://afp548.wufoo.com/reports/afp548-2014-productplatform-poll/

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Episode Seven – Perfunctory Munki Mention

A vacation for your ears comes mid-winter as Pepijn Bruienne in thunderstorm-y Michigan returns to join Mac Admin (and new father) Derick Okihara in not-snowy Hawaii. Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler get a shout-out each, DeployStudio goes down main street in a cab, and we even kick it old-school as […]

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Sydney (Australia) Mac Admins February 2014 Meet Up

To All Sydney Mac Admins, Our 2nd Meeting of the year is scheduled for the 26th February. We have a booking at 6pm for the Fulton Room at Hart’s Pub, Corner of Essex & Gloucester St, The Rocks. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get together with your […]

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Clean Migration of Existing Open Directory Users to a New Mavericks Server

Clean Migration of Existing Open Directory Users to a New Mavericks Server

For many reasons, you may find yourself needing to start a new Mavericks Open Directory server from scratch. In this article, I’ll go over how to import your existing users from an older Open Directory server and import them to your new Mavericks server. I will also use a tool […]

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