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As the largest Apple IT gathering in the world rapidly approaches, we want to give you an early glimpse into the great presentations at the JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC).

We are excited to announce that we’ve added the first ten JNUC sessions to our site. With sessions for education and commercial organizations, you’re sure to find presentations to meet your needs. Highlights include best practices for preparing Macs for online testing, ways to bring Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to life in your environment, and methods for mitigating and addressing Mac security threats.

Haven’t registered yet? There’s still time, but hurry. We’re nearing our capacity. 

Secure your spot and start making your travel plansand accommodations before it’s too late. We hope you can make it!

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August 26th, 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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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’ll be doing a couple of presentations in Sydney on July 9th and 10th at X World. Judging from the sessions in past years, it looks to be a great time that’s sure to make you smarter!

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If you’re able, check it out at http://auc.edu.au/xworld/about/.

March 16th, 2015

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If you go to the official Macworld Expo site, you’ll notice that the conference has, like the Blues Brothers before the movie, been disbanded. MacIT lives on, but Macworld Expo does not, for now. Shouldn’t be a surprise at this point, given the fact that the Macworld magazine has gone through some substantial changes as well, recently. But it is a surprise nonetheless.

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I have many great memories from Macworld, including striking up friendships with young gurus named Bartosh, Dreyer, Regan, Wisenbaker, Rennich, Welch and many, many others back when Apple was an afterthought. Special thanks to Paul, Kathy and many others for their massive contributions towards making the Apple community what it is today. Much respect. Dedication:

And Macworld, hopefully I’ll be dedicating this one to you in 2016 when you get the band back together!

October 14th, 2014

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Some info about MacTech Conference 2014, from the organizers. I hope to see ya’ there, so go get a ticket already!
MacTech Conference 2014 is our 5th MacTech Conference!
Awesome Venue. We’re really excited about our venue: The Manhattan Beach Marriott. It’s a beautiful venue, close to LAX, overlooks a golf course, and is a great deal on guest rooms. As it did the last few years, the discounted guest room block is expected to sell out — so we want to encourage people to jump on getting registered now. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/hotel

Expanded Schedule. The main conference event is three full days of awesome sessions, incredible speakers, useful labs, fun activities, and food! See http://www.mactech.com/conference/schedule
Pre-Conference Workshops. As extension of last year’s newly added workshops, there’s an expanded array of pre-conference workshops. You have a choice of both half day, and full day, on a wide array of IT and developer topics. There are EIGHT pre-conference workshop options that attendees can choose from, including TWO certifications/accreditations — see below. The six workshop topics include:
  • Rapid Start: Objective-C & Cocoa for iOS & Mac
  • Security
  • Automation Mindset: Scripting, Command Line, and More
  • OS X Server
  • Mastering Auto Layout
  • Using Amazon Web Services
Updated Certifications. Attendees can get both Apple certified and Microsoft Office for Mac accredited on the same day. The Apple certification includes an instructor led study group, as well as the exam on site by an Apple Authorized Training Center (See http://www.mactech.com/conference/certification). And, attendees can also take a Microsoft Office for Mac Accreditation Course/Exam (no extra charge) given by a Microsoft trainer. There’s actually enough time that they can take both of these, and walk away with two new credentials. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/microsoft-office-accreditation
Awesome Speakers. MacTech Conference’s speaker line up showcases some of the true gems of our industry. People that not only are expert at what they do, but want to share that knowledge. The incredible line up we’re announcing now is already beyond impressive, but we’re not done yet — with more speakers to come. http://www.mactech.com/conference/speakers
More SessionsWith the new expanded schedule, we’re adding in more sessions than ever before. More information, including some very cool surprises, are to come.
More LabsOur labs have always been well regarded, but people wanted more of them, and more topics. Again, the expanded main event schedule is going to allow for just that.
Vendor ForumsMacTech Conference has always been a great place to get face-to-face with vendors, and form those relationships that help get things done. QuickTalks and Vendor Tables will continue to be a part of the event this year, but we’re now extending new Vendor Forums where attendees can select the vendors they want to hear more from with a deeper dive. And, as always, since the vendors are integrated into the event, meals, and more, the chance for those expanded relationships continue throughout the event.
Activities. MacTech Conference is not only about learning, it’s also forming relationships and building networks. MacTech is known for conference activities that not only give you an opportunity to spend time with your peers, they also you get to meet new people expanding your network. As an immersive conference, we’ll have you busy from morning until night … literally. The big question is always “What are we doing this year?” We’re not quite ready to tell you yet. Let’s just say that you should make sure to keep your Wednesday and Thursday evenings open. :)
Excited yet? We hope so. We certainly are. We’re just getting started and this is already shaping up to be the best MacTech Conference EVER!
Some nitty gritty details.
Pricing. You register now with “Super Early Bird” pricing at $899 which saves $600 until June 15. See the pricing plan and dates at http://www.mactech.com/conference/about#Pricing — but again, take note, the hotel guest rooms WILL sell out, and you cannot reserve a room until you’re registered. As always, price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, breaks and activities. No one ever leaves a MacTech event hungry. Period. And if they are hungry, in the words of one attendee “it’s their own fault!”
Dates: The Pre-Conference day is November 4th, 2014. The Conference is November 5-7, 2014 (Wed-Fri). Many people are already planning on coming in early for the weekend, or staying the weekend after. And, we’ve brought together some awesome hotel rates so they can do that inexpensively without having to check out.
Who Attends?  Ever wonder who attends MacTech events?  See for yourself the type of company you’ll keep at this event at http://www.mactech.com/conference/whos-attending or the types of comments they tweet at http://www.mactech.com/conference/tweets

 

October 12th, 2014

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Last year, I had a great time at the Penn State MacAdmins conference. There were tons of smart people to mingle with and everyone had plenty to discuss when it came to managing the Mac. There were a lot of people from education but also plenty from companies. The talks were well run and the conference location, the Penn Stater, was awesome. I love how it’s like a big winding maze.

Having gone to school in a town like State College (Athens, GA), I’ve always had a warm spot for cute college towns. And State College is clearly a special place. I’d recommend a trip there to anyone that loves places like Ann Arbor, Norman, Stillwater, Opelika, Corvallis, Blacksburg, Madison, Manhattan (Kansas), Ithaca, Iowa City, Ames, Morgantown, Lafayette (Indiana), Lawrence, Champaign, Logan, College Station and of course, Oxford Mississippi (Ole Miss is a truly special place).

So you’re lucky then, ’cause the Penn State MacAdmins Conference is back for 2013, being held in beautiful State College, PA at Penn State University. The Conference is May 22nd through 24th with a new introductory Boot Camp being held the day before (May 21st) to prep admins for the rest of the conference. And May is one of the best times to visit a place like this. Spring is in the air, kids are getting ready to graduate, the flowers are in bloom and of course, there’s no more snow to be shoveled. A month later and the school would practically be shut down, the town a ghost town.

But in late May, college towns are electric. So don’t just stay at the Penn Stater the whole time, go explore downtown and that Nittany Lion thing – and the spot where Joe Pa’s statue used to be. Take a carriage ride, swing by the Governor’s Pub, have some red meat at Otto’s and of course, perform the underclassmen ritual of throwing up on College Ave! And yes, there’s a College Ave, as there should be. Anyway, the social element of a conference like this is great. Meet those people you tell to RTFM on the ‘ole Enterprise List, the people whose feeds you read and the people whose feeds you deleted  ’cause they talk about college football too much…

The Call for Proposals is now open, so to submit a talk, use http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/submit-proposals.

This year, there will also be sponsors. To sponsor, see http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/sponsorships.

Or to attend, see http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/registration.

To sign up for the conference newsletter, see http://psu.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=acd8b6acc541596a7bdf8e517&id=d37a7e26fd.

And for an example of what you are in store for:

PS – There are 12 teams in the Big 10. While at State College, make sure to remind everyone wearing blue of this fact.

November 12th, 2012

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As many will know, I’m taking a break from speaking at conferences for awhile. But before I made that decision, I’d already planned to do a talk on Regression Testing for MacTech, in beautiful Los Angeles. If you haven’t signed up for the conference yet, it’s bound to be excellent, as all of the MacTech events have been. In fact, for more on MacTech from MacTech:

MacTech Conference for Apple Developers and IT Pros, October 17-19, 2012 in Los Angeles, has announced its post-event sessions and activities.  The event: a three-day, information-packed event that will have sessions and activities throughout the day and evening. This immersive conference is hotel-based, giving attendees the opportunity to not only learn from the best, but also to meet new people and spend time with their peers as well. Information about the conference is at http://www.mactech.com/conference .

In addition to two and half days of world-class sessions for IT Pros, and developers in the Apple community, MacTech Conference has added three options for attendees to take advantage of post-event on Friday afternoon:

• Code 42 Special Presentation: Protecting Enterprise Information in a Mobile World.
• Cryptic Apps Special Presentation: Using Hopper Dedicated Disassembler for Mac and iOS.
• Apple Certifications Exams proctored by v.2.

In a special two-hour event, Code 42 Software (a Platinum sponsor for MacTech Conference 2012) will discuss the challenges of protecting Enterprise information. Everyone recognizes the advantages gained by technological mobility in the Enterprise: increased efficiency, increased effectiveness and reduced time required to accomplish tasks. But at what cost if critical business information isn’t adequately protected and secured?  Join Andrew Renz–Senior Enterprise Engineer for Code 42 Software/CrashPlan PROe–as he outlines how companies can reap the benefits of a mobile workforce while confidently securing Enterprise information. Renz will share wisdom gained from his experience selecting and/or deploying Enterprise backup solutions for Apple, Oracle, Expedia and Intuit. He’ll also explain how to effectively employ the new capabilities available in version 3 of PROe.  RSVP required.  http://www.mactech.com/conference/code42

In an additional post-event session, Cryptic Apps software will be making a special two hour presentation about Hopper Dedicated Disassembler. Join Vincent Bénony (aka bSr43), developer of Hopper Disassembler  as he discusses the premise, and how to use, Hopper Dedicated Disassembler for both Mac, and with the new iOS support.  He’ll not only outline what you can use Hopper for, but also explore some of Hopper’s advanced features. You’ll have the chance to learn, ask questions, and meet the developer of this incredibly useful developer tool for Mac and iOS.  RSVP required.  http://www.mactech.com/conference/hopper

Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to update their Apple Certifications. Apple Certification Exams will also be available after the close of the conference on Friday, October 19th.  All current Apple exams will be available, and lunch is included.  Additional fee required.  Immediately following the conference our local testing partner, v.2 Consulting, Inc., will offer a moderated study hour and exam session on-site. Testing will conclude by 5pm.  RSVP required. http://www.mactech.com/conference/certification

“The conference is amazing in and of itself, but these three special opportunities give people that much more reason to be a part of this great community event,” said Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, MacTech Magazine.  “We’re fortunate to have Code42 and Cryptic Apps give us these extended insights into their worlds with the people that make it happen.  And, for those that have not yet updated their Apple Certifications, v.2 has enabled us to offer a convenient way to do so.”

MacTech Conference is a multi-track event with a focus on both programming/development, as well as IT/Enterprise. Sessions will focus on both desktop and mobile with appropriate levels of attention paid to the Mac and iOS. Check out the speaker and topic list (http://www.mactech.com/conference/sessions) for specific sessions and speaker list.

The event will be held Wednesday through Friday October 17-19. The conference kicks off at 10am on Wednesday and is packed with sessions using MacTech’s well-established running order format. The evenings are filled with special activities and events designed specifically to have fun and give attendees an opportunity to form bonds with their peers and meet new people.

MacTech Conference is priced economically at $999 (pre-registration pricing) including all meals, a schedule packed full of sessions, exclusive entertainment, and more. Registration is far ahead of last year. Pre-registration ends on September 30th, and attendees can still save $300 off the on-site registration price. Register at http://www.mactech.com/conference/register

“These new sessions are in addition to our already world-class speaker line up: amazing people that will present and be in attendance at MacTech Conference 2012. See all the announced sessions at http://www.mactech.com/conference/sessions ,” said Ed Marczak, Sessions Chair and Executive Editor, MacTech Magazine.

Educational discounts are available. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/student for more information.

MacTech’s hotel guest room block has already out-paced last year and sold out once, but more rooms have just been added.  Available on a first-come, first-served basis, MacTech Conference attendees get a special rate of just $184 per night, which includes Internet access. The Sheraton is a quality venue with rooms that typically run $279.00 or more per night.

September 25th, 2012

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Not sure if I mentioned awhile back that I’ll be doing a talk at MacTech Conference in Los Angeles. This session is on Regression Testing. The official description is:

We have images, packages, scripts, file drops, managed preferences, profiles and countless other means to create change on client systems. This means a practically infinite number of combinations of change on client systems. In order to qualify whether an “image”, which is in reality a combination of all of these things, passes our test of whether or not we can roll it out to users, we must first test it. Otherwise, we end up flooding our help desk, touching systems by hand, working late hours to get things fixed or the dreaded full on reimaging! Measure twice, cut once.

But measuring every combination can be daunting manually. In this session, we will look at leveraging scripts, graphical automations and 3rd party tools to verify that our images mass the muster. We’ll start with how to get started and the easy scripting that can be done and then quickly jump into both open source and automated 3rd party tools that can be leveraged to quickly and reliably give you the insight into whether your imaging framework is doing exactly what it is that you want it to be doing!

There are a lot of really good speakers at the conference. There are also a lot of really good engineers. Some are even both, although I tend to be neither. As I’m not doing a lot of public speaking any more, this will be one of the last 3 talks that I have booked. I’ll also be doing MacTech Minneapolis and MacSysAdmin out in Gothenburg, Sweden and then likely taking a break from doing any more talks for awhile.

 

August 7th, 2012

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As a krypted.com reader, we’ve arranged for you to get a special discount … on us … for this year’s event.  Just a couple of weeks away, MacTech Conference 2011 is November 2-4 at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles.  This is an amazing event that is very well regarded in our industry not just for the content, but also for the opportunities to meet and interact with others.

The hotel block is almost full, and there’s a limited number of discounts that we have available, so you need to act quickly to get the $799 deal (Save $500 off the onsite registration price).
Simply use this link to register:
Want to know more about the event?  Here’s some additional details and links to event web site.
MacTech Conference Highlights

World-Class Speakers with world-class content: Literally and figuratively.  As an international event, we have over 40 speakers from half a dozen countries — the true leaders in the industry — with content specifically designed for IT Pros, Enterprise, and developers.  See for yourself all the speakers and sessions descriptions at http://www.mactech.com/conference/sessions
Built to interact.  From beginning to end, MacTech Conference is built to help you network with peers, and meet new contacts.  The atmosphere MacTech builds around breaks, meals, and evening activities (which include a tour of Hollywood’s most famous backlot on the iconic tram and conference party) is designed to make it easy for you to network.

Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud.  As the first major industry event after all these have actually shipped, MacTech Conference is a great opportunity for you to find how others are dealing with deployment, migration and support of these new technologies.

Start Off Right.  Industry legend Guy Kawasaki will kick off the event with the keynote speech at MacTech Conference 2011.  Guy Kawasaki is the author of the New York Times bestseller Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, and the former chief evangelist of Apple.  See http://www.mactech.com/conference/keynote

Designed for Attendees.  Attendees of the 2010 event loved it.  Their highest compliment when surveyed is that 100% would recommend the conference … that’s right, 100%!  What are MacTech Conference 2011 registered attendees saying? See for yourself at http://www.mactech.com/conference/activities

Packed Schedule. Morning ’til Night.  MacTech is known for packing in value. As an immersive conference, we’ll have you busy from morning until night. On the first evening of the event, the iconic Universal Studios Tram will pick up conference attendees at the hotel to begin this private adventure.  We’ll go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous backlot in the world’s largest working movie studio. Then, Paul Cuoco, Universal’s Technical Manager responsible for show theatrical systems and media integration will be on hand to talk to attendees about some of the behind the scenes technology that creates the magic.  And, on the second evening, we’ll take a walk from the hotel down Universal’s CityWalk to Jillian’s. At Jillian’s, we’ll enjoy all that Jillian’s has to offer (bowling, Guitar Hero room, arcade, billiards and more).  See http://www.mactech.com/conference/activities
Hand-picked Sponsors.  MacTech Conference invites the sponsors that we believe our attendees are interested in seeing.  These are people not only with solutions that you can use, but that give you ways to do more or increase revenue.  Often, you get the opportunity to talk to the core personnel from these organizations and get real answers, and give real feedback.
MacTech Select Awards.  As a developer, it’s hard to get recognition for products.  At MacTech Conference, attendees can submit their products for a vote by Conference attendees for their favorite technologies.  See http://www.mactech.com/conference/awards
Special Presentation by Code 42. Right after the conference ends on Friday, Code 42 will be making a special presentation.  In this special two-hour event, Code 42 Software and IT thought leaders from two of the world’s leading technology companies will discuss the challenges of protecting data in an ever more mobile and platform diverse world. (We can’t publicize the names of the companies, but trust us, you know them.)  As an added bonus, Code 42’s CEO, Matthew Dornquast will be presenting an advance look at the upcoming major upgrade to their flagship product, CrashPlan PROe.  And, as if that wasn’t enough, there will be free lunch, and every attendee will get a free five-seat license to CrashPlan PROe. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/code42
Get Apple Certified.  The new Lion exams are out, and after the event ends, you have the opportunity to update your Apple Certifications.  You can take any Apple Certification Exam that is currently available at the time of testing (2 hour exams only).  See http://www.mactech.com/conference/certification

All Meals Included.  Space is Limited.  MacTech Conference is priced economically including food, a MacTech Magazine subscription, a schedule packed full of sessions, exclusive entertainment, and more.  And, the hotel block is nearly sold out, so you need to act fast.
Why Should You Attend?
Simply put:

      The Content. 
      The People. 
      The Experience.

MacTech Conference
November 2-4, 2011
Sheraton Universal – Los Angeles

October 16th, 2011

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