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Jan 17th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting The University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Jan 17th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of...

Dec 20th 2017 - University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting The University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, December 20th 2017, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option. AppsAnywhere  - By Tony Austwick & Dave Miller, Software2 This...

Nov 15th 2017 - University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting The University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, November 15th 2017, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option. Docker for Mac Overview  - By Chris Jones, Viget...

Oct 18th 2017 - University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting The University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Oct 18th 2017, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of...

Like a loyal droid, your Jamf Pro server wants to help! (Part two) Jamf Software's Jamf Pro server (JPS) provides an Application Programming Interface, or API, to interact with the JPS database. This allows an enterprise to customize specific areas of the JPS as needed. This post builds on the first article in the series: Fetching Data From the JSS using API calls & Python. We'll discuss writing data to the JPS, creating XML data structures, and handling HTTP errors that may occur while communicating the...

Sept 20th 2017 - University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting The University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Sept 20th 2017, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of...

From Computer Labs to BYOD It's an undeniable trend, more and more students are relying on their own personal devices for their computing needs. Students are still using computer labs however. One of the major reasons being that computer labs can deliver software like: Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro X, and other high-end specialized software that is not easily afforded on a student's budget.  Historically, there hasn't been much of a choice on the matter, but what if we could find a way to give...

Overview Jamf Pro server can be a funny and fickle beast. When testing different policies that are unique or upgrading to a new version of Jamf Pro, it's best not to try it on the production server first. Sometimes the process of testing a new release or beta can easily break, and having an automated process to quickly rebuild a macOS test environment can save you tons of time and frustration. These instructions are built using macOS but the methodology might be able to be applied...

Overview Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is a version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for Mac OS X. It was released on October 26th, 2010. It is the first version of Office for Mac to be compiled exclusively for Intel processors, dropping support for the PowerPC architecture. It is the successor to Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and is comparable to Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows. Microsoft Office 2011 includes more robust enterprise support and greater feature parity with the Windows edition. Its interface is now...