April 2017 – Mac Managers Meeting

April 2017 – Mac Managers Meeting

April 19th 2017 – University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting

mac_mgrs_crowdThe 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, April 19th 2017, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

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Adobe Creative Cloud: Lost in Translation – By Tim Sutton, Concordia University

When managing Adobe Creative Cloud, most rules and patterns for Mac software software go out the window. In this session we’ll look at some specific tips and tricks for coping with the non-standard packaging, logging, licensing and general day-to-day management of Adobe CC applications

Tim is a Mac sysadmin and consultant based in Montréal, Canada. Among other things, he manages the Mac fleet at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, supporting the creative work of students, faculty and staff. He is a proud member of the Mac admin community, particularly wherever open source tools are concerned, and is a self-confessed automation addict. He posts regularly to his blog.

To view archived presentation, click here.

jamf + AutoPKG + Munki – By Ben Toms,  dataJAR

This presentation will cover an open source solution that integrates jamf, AutoPKG and Munki called jamJAR. jamJAR is a solution that applies out of the box thinking & lean methodologies to macOS “patch management”. This holistic approach synergises jamf, AutoPkg & Munki into an aggregated convergence that cherry-picks functionality from each products core competency to create an innovative, scalable & modular update framework.

Ben Toms,  aka macmule, is a Senior Systems Engineer at dataJAR a jamf Integrator, MSP & reseller whom also support customers with open source solutions.

To view archived presentation, click here.

One Button Studio Setup With Custom Automation – By Sam Forester, University of Utah

One Button Studio is an application created by the Penn State University that integrates third party hardware & software to give you an automated and streamlined video recording studio. We will be discussing, in detail, what One Button Studio is, the necessary hardware, setup, and configuration, as well as some custom automation techniques and caveats we have found with our own setup here at the University of Utah, Marriott Library.

For more information about One Button Studio, see the following web site.

To view archived presentation, click here.

Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems and fixes.


Note, due to scheduling conflicts with our usual meeting location, we will be meeting at the Marriott Library room 1705A located inside the Faculty Center located north of Mom’s Cafe.

For directions to the University of Utah monthly Mac Managers Meetings see the following web page.


Archive & Live Presentation(s)

  • A live broadcast of the presentations will be available from this web page.
  • Archives of the presentations will be available from this web page.
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