Archive for category: Apple

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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iOS 7 App Store License Management

iOS 7 App Store License Management

Apple has now publicly announced some of the new enterprise and education targeted features of iOS 7, and while all of the newly announced features are exciting, the most important one is the addition of App Store license management.  This will solve many headaches that organizations have encountered when having […]

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Changes in Apple Configurator 1.3

Changes in Apple Configurator 1.3

Apple Configurator was updated to version 1.3 on June 18, 2013. With the new update, some new features were added, some old features returned, and some things have changed. UPDATE: back ups are NOT encrypted… Sorry folks! I had erroneously said that back ups were now encrypted. They are not. […]

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OS X Mavericks Core Technologies Overview

OS X Mavericks Core Technologies Overview

Apple has posted a document highlighting the core technologies of OS X Mavericks, which includes some changes from Mountain Lion. Among the new features is a change to the default file sharing protocol from AFP to SMB2.  OS X has long supported SMB, but AFP has remained the default.  AFP […]

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WWDC 2013 Live Stream

WWDC 2013 Live Stream

Apple is doing a Live Stream for WWDC 2013 this year.  Go to this page for the stream.

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Automatically Enable WiFi At Login Window

The Context My OS X deployment workflow is a very hands-off approach.  As Mike Boylan and I described in our post “How to Lose 100 Pounds in 10 Days,” my process involves crafting an OS X installer package using Greg Neagle’s CreateOSXInstallPkg to incorporate Munki, iCloud prompt / Lion registration suppression, […]

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MacTech Conference 2012: Day 3 Roundup

MacTech Conference 2012: Day 3 Roundup

Yesterday marked the end of MacTech Conference 2012. Below is a summary of the final day’s sessions in the IT and joint tracts, along with some of my thoughts. Anthony Vcherushniy from Google kicked off the morning with a talk on the OpenBSM auditing functionality that is included with OS […]

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MacTech Conference 2012: Day 2 Roundup

Today was day two of MacTech Conference 2012. Below is a summary of the IT track events from today along with a few of my thoughts. Ben Levy, Phil Goodman, and Steve Leebove kicked off the IT track this morning with a presentation on configuration profiles for both iOS and […]

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MacTech Conference 2012: Day 1 Roundup

Today officially kicked off MacTech Conference 2012. Today was full of great sessions, good food, and a spectacular tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios with a special surprise for conference attendees. Below is a roundup of the first day of the conference IT track with some of my thoughts included. […]

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Apple TV Update Brings Profile Support

Apple released Apple TV Software Update 5.1 yesterday which includes several new enterprise friendly features, including support for 802.1X and the use of a proxy server. Both are configured via configuration profiles. Details are at the links below. HT5437 – Apple TV: How to install a configuration profile HT5438 – […]

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