The next gathering of Mac DMV will be Saturday, February 21st, 2015, at 4pm, and we’ll be at The Board Room on Connecticut Avenue. Please RSVP to tom at macdmv dot com by Friday, February 13th at 5pm for an accurate head count!
The Board Room
1737 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
We’re excited to see everyone tomorrow night (November 13th) at Greenfield Belser downtown (1818 N St NW in Washington DC) to talk about Yosemite and iOS 8 and what their arrival has brought both to your organizations’ IT departments and to your Users. We’ll be talking about new features and challenges, as well as the direction of Mac IT, and a summary of MacTech’s conference in LA.
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.
Thanks much to Watchman Monitoring for sponsoring Tuesday’s get together at RFD! We’ll hear from Allen Hancock on how Watchman can help you keep an eye out for trouble in your fleet of workstations, maintain a good inventory, and streamline your support process.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday June 24th and Wednesday June 25th. MacTech’s regional event in Washington, D.C. is at the Sheraton Four Points on K Street downtown, and we’ll be sandwiching our June meeting right between their Office Certification on Thursday afternoon and the main event on Wednesday.
Tuesday night, June 24th will be the next MacDMV Event. We’re still sorting out the location, but we’ll be near to the Metro in the District to take advantage of the large gathering of Mac and iOS Sysadmins in the DC area.
This year’s event has sessions on PKI and certificates, the expanding world of AppleID, Profiles and how to use them, WiFi: Best Practices & Deployment, and two sessions on security. There’s also a free Office Certification on Tuesday afternoon, as well. You won’t find a better event without having to drive, and, especially ahead of PSU Mac Admins in July, this is a great way to get some advanced knowledge to understand more sessions at PSUMA.
We’ll have an announcement early this week with locations and signups!
Join our mailing list, or email tom at macdmv dot com, for a massive discount code for the MacTech Bootcamp!
Join us at Overwood in Alexandria for Happy Hour on Wednesday May 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm! We’ll be socializing and talking casually about OS X and iOS management, as well as making predictions for WWDC in the first week of June!
We’d love to see everyone down at Overwood, and we hope you’ll tell your friends!
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.
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 users and/or consultants who need to deploy Munki in a consistent way on a regular bases. Checkout his repo on GitHub!
Lastly, we want to send a special thank you to Greenfield/Belser for providing us with an amazing location.
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:
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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 two blocks that will have cheaper evening rates for parking: One next to Levante’s on 19th just south of the Circle, and one next to Rumors, just south of M Street NW. There are others, definitely, but those are the two I know have evening rates
Please RSVP so that we know you’re coming and can plan for your arrival.
Afterwards, we’ll adjourn to Big Hunt for those interested in a beer or some dinner, or there’s also Luna Grill and Diner, Buffalo Billiards, The Front Page, and numerous other spots within a block or two.