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In case you haven’t heard, there’s a cool new Apple conference for Mac Admins and Developers. It’s in London, and put on by the excellent people at Amsys. The site for the conference, being held in February, is at http://www.macad.uk.
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And if you go, I’ll see ya’ there, when I do a talk on Mobile Device Management. Hope to see you there!

August 5th, 2015

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Conferences for Apple Systems Administrators have been popping up all over the place. There are the ones that have been around forever, like MacIT and then there are new conferences that sprung up in the past year, such as ACES and MacDevOps. Some have reached maturity, such as MacTech and Penn State Mac Admins. Now, we have conferences in North America, Europe and Australia (so only 4 continents to go). So, I made a page listing them. And a Pinterest board. The page is available here. And that Pinterest board:

Follow Charles’s board Mac IT Conferences on Pinterest.

I also took the liberty of listing a couple of conferences that are platform agnostic, as I’ve been seeing Mac and iOS sessions pop up in them. Also, if I forgot any conferences, just let me know.

July 31st, 2015

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July 14–16, 2015 | Santa Clara, California
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MacIT is back—and it’s packed with practical, high-value insights for deploying and managing iOS in today’s enterprise. Attend the all-new MacIT July 14-16 in Santa Clara and get the knowledge you need for your iOS-enabled enterprise. 

Here’s just a sampling:

Deploy with Ease—Learn the secrets for smooth, seamless mass deployment and management of Apple devices.

Go Virtual—Get practical guidance on deploying OS X in a virtualized enterprise setting.

Secure It—Learn how to achieve OS X security at scale and manage security and privacy risks with iOS apps.

Top-Tier Presenters—Like Ben Bajarin, Principal of Creative Strategies, Inc.; Cody Clements of Puppet Labs; and Kartik Trivedi, Co-founder of Symosis.

That’s just a taste. MacIT is packed with two and half days of high-value content delivered by IT leaders who are making Apple work in the enterprise every day.

Learn more at www.macitconf.com

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May 29th, 2015

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Love interviewing this guy! Who wants to be next?

May 8th, 2015

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Krypted was read-only for awhile (article coming about that soon) so catching up on some content from the past month (much of this is from an email that went out to MacIT alumni)…

The schedule is up, and MacIT is back with more practical insights than ever before. Attend the all-new MacIT July 14-16 in Santa Clara and get the knowledge you need to address the growing demand for iOS / OS X in the enterprise. A sampling of the sessions:

  • Deploy with Ease—Learn the secrets for smooth, seamless mass deployment and management of Apple devices.
  • Go Virtual—Get practical guidance on deploying OS X in a virtualized enterprise setting.
  • Secure It—Learn how to achieve OS X security at scale and manage security and privacy risks with iOS apps.
  • Top-Tier Presenters—Like Mike Dodge, Client Platform Engineer for Facebook; Josh Schripsema, Senior Systems Engineer for Expedia; and Nigel Parsad, Research Scientist for NorthShore University Health System.

That’s just a taste. MacIT is packed with two and half days of high-value content delivered by IT leaders who are making Apple work in the enterprise every day.

Learn more at www.macitconf.com

April 25th, 2015

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I’ve long been an attendee and supporter of MinneBar, a Barcamp in Minneapolis. This year, I’ll be doing a presentation on publishing in the tech world. If you live here in town, I’d love to see you there!

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Also, JAMF Software is a sponsor, so if you’d like to talk JAMF or Bushel, I’m of course always excited to discuss both!

April 9th, 2015

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As an author of technical books, I’ve been very interested in the comings and goings of technical books for a long time. This new Instagram feed is an expedition into what once was and how quickly the times change. Feed is embedded into a page on krypted to make it easier to see. Curious how many of my books are now “Dead Tech Books”…

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February 1st, 2015

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MacWorld is kinda’ dead. Long live MacWorld (I cry nightly over this). But MacIT, alive and well and awesome (I hadn’t really spent any time on the floor for a long time anyway)! Here’s the email announcing the MacIT dates, which will be July 14th through 16th in Santa Clara! I’m super-stoked! :)

MacIT_logo_emailDear MacIT constituents,

Mark your calendars for MacIT 2015!

I’m pleased to announce that we have secured dates for the MacIT 2015 Conference. This year’s event will be held July 14-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA). Our team is hard at work to ensure the first “stand alone” MacIT is a must-attend event for enterprise professionals. The program committee is currently vetting themes and topics for the conference and our call for presenters is currently posted on our website – http://www.macitconf.com. Our returning sponsors, JAMF, Code42, ESET, Parallels, and CoSoSys are ready to preview their iOS and OS X solutions at MacIT 2015, and our sponsor recruitment team is in discussions with many of the manufacturers you have requested access to.

The world of enterprise integration for iOS and OS X continues to evolve at an exciting pace and MacIT continues to be a unique meeting and marketplace for the enterprise professional. MacIT will continue to focus on all things “Apple in the Enterprise” – technology and standards tutorials, realistic product and solution chain evaluations, candid analysis, case studies, peer problem solving, access to key vendors, and insights to help you assess Apple’s role in the enterprise technology world, and how these tools can best be put to work in your organization. Our goal is always to provide you the best (quantity and quality) content, presenters, manufacturers, and professional networking access to make you a success in your deployment projects.

I look forward to keeping in touch with you via email and social media with event updates and announcements over the coming months, and hope to see you at MacIT 2015.

Best Regards,

Paul Kent Conference Chairman, MacIT

MacIT on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MacITConf #MacIT2015

MacIT on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MacIT/151684994917868

January 23rd, 2015

Posted In: Articles and Books, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment, Network Printing, public speaking

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Wow, seems like just yesterday I took down the old static page that was just a bunch of links I used to find stuff and went with a full-on WordPress site and published my first article. Doesn’t seem like I’ve been writing that long. But when I look at the over 2,500 posts on this site and the fact that I hit over 210,000 uniques last month, I guess it must be true. I’m so thankful that people want to read this stuff. And I’m really glad that I’ve been able to help a few people over the years. I hope the next 10 years are even better than the last 10! And thank you for coming back here and there, when you need to.

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Oh, and Happy New Year!

 

December 30th, 2014

Posted In: Consulting, iPhone, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment, personal, public speaking, sites

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October 15th, 2014

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