Jan 2016 – Mac Managers Meeting

Jan 2016 – Mac Managers Meeting

January, 20th 2016 – University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting

mac_mgrs_crowdThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library @ 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Lunch is provided to the meeting, and we provide live broadcasts and archive of the presentations.

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Optimizing Deployment & Updates of Office 2016 for Mac – By Paul Bowden, Microsoft

Get an in-depth look at the options available for deploying and customizing Office 2016 for Mac at large scale. We’ll talk about suite vs. standalone installers and easy volume license serialization. Then we’ll shift gears and talk about your options for keeping Mac Office up-to-date with monthly releases, including delta updaters and the insider program.

Office 2016 PresentationPaul is a Principal Engineer in the Apple Platform Experience (APEX) team at Microsoft, and primarily works on Office for Mac, and Office for iOS. Paul is the lead engineer for product installation and update experience. Paul has been at Microsoft for 19 years, with much of his career working in the Exchange team, designing Office 365 and ActiveSync. When he’s not working with the latest Apple gadgetry, you can find him on his farm feeding goats and pigs.

To view archived presentation, click here.

Reverse Engineering for MacAdmins – By Pepijn Bruienne, University of Michigan

The presentation will cover “Reverse Engineering for MacAdmins”, this would cover tools/techniques for reverse engineering for MacAdmins and examples of why MacAdmins would want or need to reverse engineer OS X and services that it uses.

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Pepijn is a Senior Mac Development and Operation Specialist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He specializes in OS X and Linux server and client deployment. With more than a decade and a half of experience in a variety of Mac Admins areas, his skills include Systems Administration, Operations Management, Mac/Linux/Windows Server and Desktop integration, software deployment, configuration management and process improvement.

To view archived presentation, click here.

OS X Campus Active Directory LDAP & Kerberos – By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library ITS

ldap logoThe Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, or LDAP, is a widely-used directory service protocol. You can think of it as an old school phone book containing a wide range of information about campus IT users. Kerberos is an authentication protocol that allows for identity verification over insecure networks, since the users password never crosses the wire (or air). Using Kerberos to authenticate access and LDAP to authorize access to resources, we can easily manage access to our computing services.

We’ll explore how the Marriott Library uses campus Active Driectory LDAP and Kerberos to enable staff and student logins to OSX machines, we’ll walk through implementing them in your environment and discuss other uses of these two protocols.

To view archived presentation, click here.

Campus Device Enrollment Program Setup – By Derek Walton, Campus Store

The Device Enrollment Program (DEP) from Apple enables institutions to seamlessly set up and provision institution owned iPad, iPhone, or Mac computers for students, staff and faculty. This allows campus IT personal add zero-touch device enrollment, configuration, and a simplified setup experience for users. This eliminates the device-provisioning bottleneck, and allows for shipping new devices directly to users. There’s no need for staging services, and no need for IT to physically access each device to complete the setup. You can automate MDM enrollment for every device, so upon activation you can immediately configure account settings, apps, and access to campus services.

The University of Utah Campus Store has recently completed setup & integration of Device Enrollment Program (DEP). So, any new Apple device or device purchased on or after March 1, 2011 can be enrolled can use Device Enrollment Program (DEP) using the campus implementation of Apple’s Deployment Programs Portal and the Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution.

Derek will give a brief overview of Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and answer any questions.

For a comparison of Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, see the following web site:


To view archived presentation, click here.

Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems and fixes.


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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