Feb 2018 – MacAdmins Meeting

Feb 2018 – MacAdmins Meeting

Feb 21st 2018 – University of Utah, MacAdmins 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, Feb 21st 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

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What’s New  – By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of Utah


This presentation will cover new information pertaining to Apple administration including operating system & application updates, security, hardware support & how-to’s and other notables.

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.

Boot Runner, TCM & Winclone Overview – By Timothy Perfitt, CEO, Twocanoes Software


This presentation will be covering Winclone, Boot Runner and a new product from Twocanoes Software, TCM. Winclone is a utility to clone, migrate and deploy Boot Camp partitions on Macs. Boot Runner is a great way to manage the startup process with dual boot Macs. TCM is a new way to instantly send actions and get information from Macs right from a web browser.

Tim will also share stories on other projects he has worked on, as well as stories from his time at Apple, including when he had an awkward email conversation with Tim Cook and Tim’s mom.

About Boot Runner
Boot Runner allows you to control the management and startup of dual-boot Mac’s. It scheduling feature ensures that multi-boot Macs are in a ready state when they need to be for software updates. Maintain Windows security compliance on Boot Camp easily and reliably. Manage all the settings from your MDM server with access to a configuration profile creation web service to create, manage, and export configuration profiles to help control dual boot.

About TCM
TCM is a utility that allows remote management of Mac systems. Easily send actions to one or hundreds of Macs instantly, right from a web browser. Actions include Lock Screen, Open App, Open Web Page, Reboot, Reboot To Disk, Screen Shot, Send Unix Command, and Show Message. Since it manages your Macs through a browser, it works on every platform from everywhere. iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows, Linux.

About Winclone
Winclone is a utility that manages & distributing Windows Boot Camp volumes on a single or multiple Mac systems. Including cloning and restoring, provides scheduled & incremental snapshots of the Windows User folder for retrieval of earlier versions or deleted data.

About Timothy Perfitt
Timothy Perfitt is founder and CEO of Twocanoes Software, Inc and Twocanoes Labs, LLC. He started the company in 2012 in Naperville, IL in an effort to build best of breed Mac and iOS software and hardware. Taking advantage of Apple’s iBeacon and the excitement around close-proximity sensors, Twocanoes has created a short-range Bluetooth device that alerts customer-aware systems of a nearby mobile device called Bleu.

Prior to starting Twocanoes, Timothy worked for Apple for 10 years and developed the first ever certification training for OS X and OS X server, which led him to work with the Apple engineering team that focused on Higher Education and Fortune 500 large scale environments.

For more information see his about.me.

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.

 

Mac Swiss Army Knife Script – James Reynolds, University of Utah, Biology


This presentation will discuss mak.py , a script for system administrators to quickly and easily hack a Mac. mak.py is a combination of all of his customization scripts in one script, a one stop shop intended to be as easy as “System Preferences,” but from the command line.

The mac.py script is available in James’s GitHub repository.

 

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.

 

Open Discussion


Questions, comments, problems and fixes.

Directions


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.

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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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