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MacSysAdmin Google+ group

September 17, 2014

As the MacSysAdmin conference continues in Gothenburg, Sweden, check out this Google+ group:

https://plus.google.com/communities/107810455072575476604

or

http://group.macsysadmin.se

Munki 2 Released

September 17, 2014

MSC
As announced today at MacSysAdmin 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Munki 2 is now officially available!

Munki 2 features an all-new user interface designed to mimic Apple’s App Store.
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MacSysAdmin: What’s New in Munki 2 links

September 17, 2014

Here are links from my MacSysAdmin 2014 presentation: “What’s New in Munki 2?”.

Munki itself:

GUI tools:

Web interfaces/Web reporting consoles:

Alternative servers:

Update management:

Miscellaneous:

Managed Software Center help page link:

Munki 2 documentation:

You Oughta Check Out AutoPkg Slides and Video

July 28, 2014

Slides and video are now available from my recent presentation at Penn State Mac Admins Conference 2014.

Slides: http://macadmins.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1567/2014/07/GregNeagle_YouOughtaCheckOutAutoPkg.pdf

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqK-MAEZekI

If you didn’t go this year, check out the slides and videos here: http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/resources/ and make plans to attend next year!

MacSysAdmin 2014

May 2, 2014

Gothenburg
I’m excited to be presenting once again at MacSysAdmin 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden!

https://macsysadmin.se/2014/Home.html

The current plan is that I will talk about what’s new in Munki (so I’d better finish a lot of the stuff I’m working on before then!) and, together with Tim Sutton, a detailed talk on AutoPkg.

MacSysAdmin is September 16th through September 19th, 2014 – hope to see you there!

Penn State MacAdmins Conference 2014

April 24, 2014

This year, the Penn State MacAdmins Conference is from July 9 – 11 with pre-conference workshops on July 8th.

http://macadmins.psu.edu

I’ll be leading a pre-conference workshop (with my colleague Matt Schnittker) on Python for the Systems Administrator, and talking about AutoPkg (http://autopkg.github.io/autopkg/) along with Tim Sutton.

Hope to see you there!

Reporting on Bluetooth Mouse/Keyboard battery status

April 23, 2014

On the MacEnterprise list (http://lists.psu.edu/archives/macenterprise.html), Michael Edwards posed an interesting question:

Anyone know of a handy way to monitor the status of bluetooth keyboard/trackpad battery levels on remote machines? We have several Mac Mini’s that use them, that are machines with no primary individual user – so it would be handy to get notified (email or similar) when the batteries need to be changed.

So I thought it might be fun to figure out how to answer this.
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