Session Notes: August Learning Session Storing our Digital Lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS Rich Trouton, HHMI MFS – Macintosh File System Once upon a time: Macintosh File System. Introduced resource forks: * Graphical data stored on disks (floppy) * Enabled easier localization through multiple language objectst inside a fork. * Simplified application distro. Stored metadata needed to support the OS.
Join us for our August Meetup at National Geographic on Saturday, August 13th at 12:00pm! We’ll be talking about filesystems and Apple’s forthcoming APFS with Rich Trouton from HHMI. For legal reasons, we will NOT be livestreaming or recording this talk. You must be present to win, no purchase necessary. After the talk, we’ll have free tickets to see National Geographic’s The Greeks exhibit (or, if you’d like, you can give tickets to your family while you listen to Rich’s talk!), and for those not interested in the exhibit, we’ll find some lunch nearby. Please RSVP separately for Museum tickets so we know how many we need. Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS For as long[…]
Read Tom’s Post on Testing iOS 10 & Sierra for more resources and information. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 13th, 2016, when Rich Trouton will present on APFS and File Systems.
Join us for our July Meetup at National Geographic in downtown DC for a discussion and presentation about testing the latest Developer Releases of macOS Sierra (10.12) and iOS 10 with your current environment to identify bugs, help report issues, and reporting issues in a way that will help Apple identify serious issues and fix them. We’ll be meeting on July 26th, 2016 at 6:30pm until 8:00pm, with food to follow. Please RSVP Now For Free! Powered by Eventbrite We’ll also be having a conversation about the future of Mac DMV, the results of the survey, and some direction for going forward with better guidance! Afterwards, we’ll adjourn to The Big Hunt on Connecticut Avenue to enjoy some food and[…]
Join other DC-area Apple-focused Admins & Consultants to talk about important issues of the day, followed by lunch out on the town. Come get to know other DC-area folks who are doing what you do, and discuss critical technical subjects, future products, implementation strategies, and other issues facing you and your organization. This month we’ll have a conference preview for the upcoming Penn State Mac Admins conference, as well as discussion and planning of a driving caravan to the event happening at the end of June in nearby State College, PA. The largest conference of its kind right now, the Penn State Mac Admins conference represents one, if not the, best opportunities to gain knowledge in the field. We’ll have[…]
Hello everyone! We’re gearing up for next Saturday, April 30th’s Mac DMV April Meetup! Our friends at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Library have commandeered their auditorium for us, and we’ve got a great presentation coming from Rich Trouton on Building Good Documentation for your Organization, and how it can help you get more downtime, and go on vacation comfortably. We may also have a surprise talk from another member of Mac DMV, but we’re not pulling the wraps off just yet. We’ll be starting at 11am on Saturday, and then heading to lunch at Kloby’s on Montpelier Road when we’re finished. Last time Kloby’s was a huge hit with their excellent barbecue, and plentiful beverage options. We look forward to[…]
Happy Springtime everyone! We’re having our March meeting back at National Geographic! Join us on Saturday, March 19th at 11:30am for a discussion of fleet monitoring, log analysis and security policy, which I promise will be way more exciting than it sounds! Dan Griggs from cmdSecurity will be back with us to show off automated log analysis and some other heads up tools that can be helpful for proactive monitoring of your environment. We’ll also be discussion the latest Transmission malware attack, how to protect your Munki repository, and the latest news of the day. National Geographic 1145 17th St NW Washington DC 20036 Powered by Eventbrite
Join your fellow Mac admins for some chili nachos, some war stories, some beverages, and some good camaraderie this coming Monday at Hard Times Clarendon in Arlington, VA. Please RSVP and join us! Hard Times Cafe 3208 Clarendon Blvd Arlington VA 22201
Presentations: iOS 9.3 Preview Presentation by: Tom Bridge iOS 9.3, now in beta (available from developer.apple.com), is a massive release for those people who are managing iPads in an institutional setting, especially from the educational standpoint. With iOS 9.3, iPads can now be assigned to multiple users who can sign in & sign out and maintain their data on the device. Apple has released a website with all the features of iOS 9.3 that has some information, but much of the information is yet to come through briefings with your representatives at Apple. It is my understanding that iOS 9.3’s main features for classrooms will require an MDM of some sort, as well as Device Enrollment Program setup for the[…]
Happy Holidays from MacDMV! This month’s event will be hosted by Jehan Aziz and his staff at National Geographic on 17th St NW, and will conclude with a trip through the National Geographic exhibit on Indiana Jones! We’re excited to have Jehan tell us about a new self-service machine migration program that he’s been working on, powered by the Casper Suite, as well as discuss popular topics in Mac Systems Administration. Can’t wait to see you! Due to the trip to the exhibit, we absolutely need an accurate headcount for the event. Please be sure to RSVP if you’re going to attend. Powered by Eventbrite