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[…]

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[…]

We’re set for this Thursday at Greenfield Belser, and here’s the schedule: 6:30 – Arrivals, Socializing, Catch-up and Introductions 6:45 – JAMF Software on DEP and the Mac Ecosystem, with demonstrations 7:15(ish) – Munki In a Box 7:45 – Open Floor 8:00 – Adjourn to a nearby place to eat/drink/be merry. How to get to Greenfield Belser: (Click for larger version) GB is located at 1818 N St NW in DC. This is just a block and a half from the South Entrance of Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line). Metro will be your easiest bet. However, there is also metered street parking on N St NW, Sunderland Pl, and 19th Street (starting at 6:30), and there are two garages within[…]

Hello everyone! After our low-key social meetup at Right Proper Brewing Company, we’re back to a more technical run-of-show for our next meeting! May 1st will be our next meeting, and we’ve got two great tech talks for everyone! Talk 1: DEP and Casper Apple’s new DEP program is a fascinating new take on how to pre-enroll your Apple devices (iOS and Mac OS X) with MDM solutions, and we’ll have on-hand  Scott Secrest, a Senior Systems Engineer from JAMF Software to talk about how DEP is integrating with Casper environments and how that will work. Much of this knowledge will apply to other MDM systems as well, but we’ll be talking specifically about Casper. Talk 2: Munki in a[…]

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[…]