Archive for category: AFP548 Site News

The Mactips are back!

Several people have posted in the forums as well as on the MacE mailing list wondering where Mike Bombich’s Mactips went.  When the new website rolled out, some of the old content had been removed by request.  Due to how many people asked about the Mactips section, we talked with […]

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Oracle Supporting OS X Starting With Java 7 Update 6

Yesterday, Oracle announced that they would be expanding support for OS X with the release of Java 7 update 6.  Oracle is now responsible for Java updates for the OS X platform.  In the past, Apple had handled distribution of Java updates via Apple Software Updates.  Despite Apple having done […]

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WWDC 2012 Reader Party!

The WWDC 2012 reader party is on!  GroupLogic has once again agreed to sponsor this awesome shindig.  We only have a limited number of tickets for free drinks, so we’ll be announcing a few challenges.  First, however, the logistics: Where: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company 661 Howard Street San Francisco, […]

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Aqua Connect Giveaway

Aqua Connect is giving away a 20-user license of their server and 20
thin client workstations to an educational institution in order to promote more green computing. Bring along
your own Xserve and you'll have a full lab.

More details and the rules for entry can be found at

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Scheduled maintenance on Feb. 4’th

The website will be down for a few hours due to a scheduled software update on Feb. 4'th, starting at around 10 AM UTC. If you have any ideas on specific improvements or noticed any outstanding issues from the previous update, leave them here or email them to filipp at mac dot com.


Update: The upgrade will be postponed to Sunday, Feb. 11'th 10 AM UTC. Sorry for the false alarm. :-/

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MacIT Conference at Macworld

First off, thanks to everyone who spoke and attended at Macworld. The MacIT sessions were well attended and I heard several positive comments throughout the week. We’d like to hear your comments and feedback on the sessions so we’ve setup an email address for just that. Email us at [email protected] with your likes, dislikes, and what we can do to improve your skill set next year (what you’d like to see).

Already on the topic list is the MacIT Kickoff, which centered around Apple’s support of it’s products (both hardware and software) and opened a dialog between many attendees as to the best way to file bug reports, report hardware issues, and learn about support. Two major items seem to rise above the rest: Apple needs to do a better job of letting IT admins know about support options and IT admins who currently don’t use Bug Reporter should do so.The best attended track was the Imaging and Deployment track, so my thanks go out to the team at MacEnterprise and guest speakers who made that track so compelling.

So let’s hear your comments!

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Forums Maintenance 08.12.2006

Update: The upgrade will be postponed to the 8'th of december.

The forum software will be upgraded to the latest and greatest version on the 8'th. This means forums will be out of service for about 1 hour starting from 10:00 AM UTC.

The new version is expected to improve performance as well as address a few other pending issues.

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Join the AFP548 IRC Channel

If you ever feel the need to chat with your fellow OS X Server enthusiasts in real time, then drop on by the AFP548 "official" IRC channel. The channel name is #afp548 and You'll find it on the FreeNode network (

If you're new to IRC (or haven't used it in years!), then the two popular freeware IRC clients are X-Chat Aqua and Colloquy. The only commands you have to remember are /server and /join #afp548.

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AFP548 Kick-Off Session at Macworld

We love questions. All kinds. Questions about love, the meaning of life, and directory services to name but a few. Dust off your brain and get your best questions ready ’cause we’re taking them to Macworld. The Wednesday MacIT kick-off session will not be one speaker this year, but a leader-lead discussion on how Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server are faring in the real world.

Topics will include-but not limited to organizational polices surrounding Macs and how to deal with them, best case and worst case scenarios when deploying Mac OS X, technical and training issues, political strategies for increasing the number of Macs, and a general potpourri of mixed bag questions. The panel will consist of me (Schoun Regan), MacTroll, Josh Wisenbaker, Philip Rhinehart of MacEnterprise, and some very special surprise guests.

Questions will be taken during the session and in advance, with some of the best pre-Macworld questions answered during the session. When Macworld goes dark for yet another year, all the questions (and possibly the answers) will be posted here. Send your questions to [email protected] We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Another New Forum!

Yes, the pressure got too much – we’re proud to announce the opening of the AFP548 Xsan Forum.

Get posting!

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