What’s new with iOS 8 and Yosemite Yosemite New Continuity Great, now all three devices (laptop, iPad, iPhone) ring with every call SMS from Messages on OSX (for your Android Friends). Watch out for the “to” section. Handoff – Instant Hotspot – Can’t get this to work. Tried this post to fix without success. Airdrop – Option to be “discovered by: Contacts Only” iCloud Drive – Requirements for iOS 8 and Yosemite to be both installed in order to utilize. Distribution pkg format – Open source items that allow custom PKGs effected CreateOSXInstallPkg? AutoCasperNBI? CreateUserPKG? FileVault prompt during Setup Assistant SMB3 everywhere (Goto Server and Finder) Deprecated SystemStarter – This used to trigger /etc/rc.local and /etc/rc.shutdown.local. YOU MUST USE LaunchAgents[…]

Hi all, DC Mac Admins are meeting up Thursday 30 October 2014 at 6pm until 8pm or so at: Hard Times 3028 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA 22201 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hard+Times+Cafe/@38.887391,-77.094789,17z/ We’ll be talking about Yosemite, new iOS challenges, Bushel, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Come on out. We don’t have reservations, but we’ll be at the upstairs bar. This is meant to be a social gathering, with a technical briefing style meeting to occur in November. We’ll have a reasonable bar tab thanks to our friends at Technolutionary LLC. Best, Tom & Justin

Thanks to everyone that was able to join our 2nd “technical” MacDMV session. We had a couple of great presenters, and the best thing was the crowd was VERY interactive asking great questions, bringing in their own experience, and providing suggestions throughout the night. First up was Scott Secrest from JAMF Software discussing Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and how the Casper Suite utilizes these new available features. Check out Justin’s website on lessons learned with AppleIDs and DEP/VPP, along with notes from the MacDMV session. Second was Tom Bridge discussing his newly created script called “Munki in a Box“. Tom outlined his logic for quickly getting Munki installed and running in a consistent manner for either first time[…]

MacDMV had its first Tech Meetup on Wednesday February 19th, 2014. Both Justin Rummel and Gareth Digby presented on VPP and Virtualizing for Forensics (respectively). You can find Justin’s presentation at http://github.com/justinrummel/MacDMV/. Justin Rummel; http://justinrummel.com; @justinrummel Gareth Digby; http://systeminterrupt.me; @Arkhitekton Our next event will be social… stay tuned for location announcements.

I hope you’re all prepped and ready for Wednesday night’s snow event! The more I see from the weather forecast models, the less I understand, but I hear it could be a doozy! But, there will be plenty of time to dig out before the next MacDMV meeting which is slated for Wednesday February 19th at 6:30pm at the 14th Street location of Cove DC. Our friends at Cove are going to have sodas out, and we’ll bring some light munchies, but we’ve got two really great presentations on deck for you! First up is MacDMV co-founder Justin Rummel, who will be presenting on the new Volume Purchase Program that Apple has been rolling out for iOS environments. If you[…]

The first MacDMV Social

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that was able to make it out to MacDMV’s first social event as it was a great time of eating, drinking, and getting to know fellow Mac admins around the DC, MD, VA area! As we mentioned at Boulevard Woodgrill, we wanted to split “Fun and Work” so our next event will be targeting technical discussions.  If you have request for topics to be discussed, and/or would like to present on a topic, please send us an email!  We also need to narrow down a location that will accommodate a large group of individuals that is laid out in a classroom/lecture style so everyone can see/hear what is being discussed.  If you know of[…]

Hi Everyone,  Happy New Year! Back in December when we put up the MacDMV.com signup form, we weren’t sure what we’d find, but over 50 people replied to the initial contact request, which is nothing short of phenomenal.  We wanted to get things off to a social start, so we’re going to be hosting our first event as a mixer and social-style event to get everyone on the same page, and begin to plan out more technical events in the near future. We’re hoping to alternate more technical and more social events as we work our way through 2014. We had a lot of interest from a broad range of folks in the greater DC area – stretching from as far north as[…]