September 2020 – MacAdmins Meeting

September 2020 – MacAdmins Meeting

September 16th, 2020 – 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 month’s meeting will be held on Wed, September 16th, 2020 at 11 AM MT 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 use the Contact Us option.

iMazing Profile Editor – By Ari Leviatan, DigiDNA

Configuration profiles are a powerful management tool for deploying settings onto Apple devices, but creating them manually in XML can be a laborious and difficult task. In this talk, we will look at how to easily create, edit, and sign profiles using the graphical user interface of the free iMazing Profile Editor application. Profiles created with the app are 100% standard-compatible and can be readily loaded locally or pushed via MDM to fleets of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices that you manage for employees, students, or customers. Getting started with iMazing Profile Editor
About Ari Leviatan
Ari Leviatan is a Technical Product Manager with DigiDNA, makers of the popular iOS device management app iMazing. He oversees the development of iMazing Profile Editor for both macOS and Windows and is part of the company’s B2B innovation group. The best part of his day is hearing from users that enjoy using the company’s software. 

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


Office-Reset – By Paul Bowden, Microsoft

Office-Reset is a new tool designed to troubleshoot and repair common issues with Microsoft Office for Mac applications. The tool can help fix app launch errors, freezes, hangs, crashes, bad plug-ins, corrupt templates, performance issues, and confusing error messages. You can tell Office-Reset to fix a specific application, or you tell it to perform a ‘factory reset’ – essentially putting Office back to the same pristine state as when you first installed it. There’s also an option to completely start over, where the tool can remove every application, cache, container, preference, and keychain entry that Office may have created while it was running. Paul will explain the philosophy behind developing the tool and give you insights into how it works. Designed for both consumer and commercial environments, Paul will show you the various options for integrating the tool into your Self Service portal.
Screenshot of the Office-Reset tool options

About Paul Bowden
Paul Bowden is an engineer on the Office for Mac team at Microsoft. Based out of Redmond, WA, Originally from Oxford, England, Paul has been with the company for 23 years and is a regular contributor to the MacAdmins community.

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


Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems, and fixes.


Due to the coronavirus (aka Covid-19) crisis, this meeting will not be meeting in person but will currently be done virtually using Zoom video communications architecture.

With Zoom we will implement the following security best practices:
  • Require a Password to Join This meeting will require a password to join the meeting. Information will be emailed via a campus internal lists, but if you are external and want to attend the meeting, please use the contact us form to receive details. Else, the archive of the meeting will be available 2-3 days after the live meeting.

    • Waiting Room When joining the meeting you will be placed in the Waiting Room by default and the hosts will give you access to the live meeting.

  • Miscellaneous We will also implement other settings and safeguards to secure the meeting.

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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