Feedback Request: Tell Apple to Expand IDPs for Managed Apple IDs
The 2021 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference showed us a lot of great things that Apple has been working on. Included in Apple’s plans are improvements and focus around the iOS User Enrollment workflows for adopting MDM for BYOD devices. This is a welcome development that gives organizations the ability to enforce a few lightweight restrictions…
Dispatches from DC
Thursday morning bright and early we discovered an emergency alert – a pipe burst in NW DC and that caused a pressure drop in our part of town, meaning our water was no longer safe to drink. Boil Order! At least two days of boiling anything we wanted to drink, cook with, or water the…
Do The Thing. Talk To Your Doctor. Do The Thing.
After 18 months of near isolation, including more than 11 months of near total isolation, we’re in the middle of the fourth wave of Covid 19. Cases here in DC are on the rise, and we’re back near the 10 cases per 100,000 residents. Vaccination rate is stalled out at 62% with one shot, and…
Jeremy Butcher back on the Mac Admins Podcast
It’s a special week on the Mac Admins Podcast! Back to join us is Jeremy Butcher, Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise & Education at Apple, to talk about what’s new in enterprise management. You can listen live on Apple Podcast, in any podcast client, or here, below!
Gratitude and Leadership
My friend Anthony Reimer had an excellent post on Sunday on Recognition, Retirement and Remembrance in the Mac Admins corner of the world. It hit home with me pretty hard. Anthony’s thinking ahead in the way that few in our community do, it’s the hallmark of a leader with their eyes not solely in the…
Video Posted for Three Paragons of IT
The video has now been posted for Three Paragons of IT. I hope you enjoy it!
The Three Paragons of IT: Chidi, Ted & Jules
Today, I gave this talk at the Mac Admins Conference at Penn State, and video will be available at a future date. The concept is thus: Chidi Anagonye of The Good Place, Ted Lasso of Ted Lasso and Jules Winnfield of Pulp Fiction represent paragons of IT virtues that organizations need to understand and explore.…
Make Work Better With Better Passwords
It’s #WorldPasswordDay2021, and that means some good advice on what the heck to do about passwords in a work context! I gave my personal advice over on twitter, and you can find that thread if you want, but I want to tailor this more toward the IT Admins and business decision makers they work with…
The Balloon Tree (~1950 – 2021)
In the long ago, in the waning years of the early half of the twentieth century, a silver maple tree found its way to the middle of the front yard of what would become my childhood home. There, it grew large, some 40 feet into the California valley sky in front of what started as…
New Adventures, New Chapters
JumpCloud’s strength is in their identity focus, which turns a single directory into a lens for an organization’s core needs in IT. Their identity extends deep into the devices of their customers, and I’m excited to join the team working on making that identity present and focused on the Apple platform. The Apple platform is…