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

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

Dan Griggs from cmdSecurity joined us for our November meeting to talk about OS X Security and Continuous Monitoring. He was gracious enough to provide his slides and allow us to video tape the session for posting on the website. Please find his video below: MacDMV: Dan Griggs from Tom Bridge on Vimeo.

Our November meeting will be on Saturday, November 14th, and will be hosted by Acronis at 1100 North Glebe Road, Suite 800, in Arlington, Virginia. Dan Griggs from cmdSecurity will be speaking on Cybersecurity, Macs, and combining the two to enhance your organization’s security posture. Rich Trouton and Tom Bridge will have a conference wrap-up from MacTech’s 2015 Conference in Los Angeles, as well. After the meeting, we’ll adjourn to lunch at a nearby restaurant to be determined. Thanks so much to Jack Savage and Acronis for hosting us! We’ll be just three blocks from the Ballston Metro on the orange line. Parking will be limited to street parking nearby. Powered by Eventbrite

Hello Mac DMVers! This month’s event is slated for October 24th at Fire Station 1 in Silver Spring. We’ll be doing a conference download from the JAMF Nation Conference in Minneapolis, as well as more El Capitan and iOS 9 updates, new hardware overviews, and a short presentation on saner office wi-fi networks. Please RSVP here: Powered by Eventbrite and we’ll be at the Fire Station 1 in Silver Spring on Saturday at 11am!

Join us for the Mac DMV September Meetup on Saturday, September 19th, from 10am to 11:30am as we prepare for the launch of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan happening this October. We’ll have a round table of local experts on hand to take you through some fo the major changes to these platforms coming this fall, as well as whether or not your favorite tools are ready to help administer these updates. We’ll also have some opportunity to talk about our fall schedule, as well as react to Wednesday’s Apple Event. Thanks very much to AnswerWare for hosting us for this meetup! We’ll be adjourning someplace close by for lunch after the event. If you’ve got a[…]

We’re set for our next meeting on Saturday, 8th from 10a to 11:30a at the Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library located just across from the Gallery Place Metro in Washington DC. We’ll be confirming the room with DCPL in the next day or so, but mark this one down on your calendar and let us know if you’re coming! On the agenda for this meeting: 1) A Recap of the PSU Mac Admins and Mac IT Conferences (Jenn Unger, Rich Trouton) 2) A Presentation on the new System Integrity Protection system (aka rootless) that is built into OS X El Capitan We’ll also have an open roundtable on the betas for both iOS 9 and El Cap. After we’re[…]