I have been added as a speaker at MacTech InDepth in New York. If you haven’t signed up yet, and you work with Mac OS X Server then you should really check out the sessions that have been planned:
- The Elephant in the Room: The New Lion OS X is out, now what? There are a lot of differences to contend with between Lion and Snow Leopard. Now with the new Mountain Lion update, what changes can we expect to see? We discuss the differences in advanced services, GUI simplicity, and Apache management GUI’s. We help you understand the updates in the new OS and make the transition easier. We go over the new updates of Lion over the Snow Leopard server.
- Setting solid foundations: To truly grasp the power of Lion, you need to set up solid foundations. We go over minimum requirements for internet DNS, and tackle router tricks. We discuss open directory and what it was used for.
- Mobile Device Management 101: Apple’s IPCU/Apple Configurator: Mobile Device Management is vital to businesses, large or small. We have an extensive overview of profile manager and how you can use mobile device management on OS X. For those still using Snow Leopard, we go over your options and discuss the possibility of using third parties as a solution.
- DNS, Ahh, run away, run away: In this session, we tackle DNS and break it down and show how simple it is to work with. We go over how DNS works and cover different components such as internet DNS and internal DNS.
- Administering a Server with just Server.app: We show you how to use server.app and control administrative programs. For the services, we go over Address Book, iCal, iChat, and Mail.
- Web Administration of OS X Server: Web Admin on Lion Server versus Snow Leopard is covered, dealing with the differences and how to use each system effectively. On Lion server, we cover using FTP without a GUI.
- Going old school, using the old tools: After getting used to Snow Leopard we go over the major differences between Snow and Lion and how you can handle the transition. We go over server admin and what is still left in the program and why it has been left.
- Deployment Part I: Tools & Concepts: In tools and concepts we learn that there aren’t stark differences between Lion server and Snow Leopard. NetBoot, NetRestore and third party tools are covered; we talk about how NetBoot works and what the differences between NetBoot and NetRestore are. Along with this we cover Network configuration requirements and using software update server.
- Deployment Part II: DeployStudio: DeployStudio is covered in-depth; we cover creation techniques and management techniques.
Overall, this represents a nice, fast way to update your skills to allow for managing Lion Server and to get up to speed with those new to the platform. One thing I like about the session list is that it goes beyond the stock server implementation and looks at DeployStudio, MDM and other important topics not purely server oriented. I hope to see you all there!
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it – New York, New York
krypted April 5th, 2012
Posted In: public speaking
Address Book, Apache, app, Apple Configurator, caldav, carddav, DeployStudio, DNS, FTP, iCal, iChat, iphone configuration utility, jabber, lion server, Mac OS X, MacTech, mdm, mobile device management, NetBoot, NetRestore, new york, server, Snow Leopard, web
If you’ve used Mail.app then you’ve seen the little box around phone numbers and addresses occasionally. If you right-click on it then you’ll see something similar to the following:
Data Detector Mac OS X
This is called a Data Detector and is one of the 300 new features that were put into Mac OS X 10.5. The concept of the Data Detector can be extended to include other applications provided they are capable of using them. For example, iChat. iChat does not make use of Data Detectors by default, but you can enable them by running the following command:
defaults write com.apple.iChat EnableDataDetectors 1
krypted April 20th, 2008
Posted In: Mac OS X
Data Detectors, iChat, Mac OS X
So maybe you want to save all those iChats you have. Well, open iChat, click on the iChat menu and click on Preferences. Here, click on Messages and check the box for Automatically Save Chat Transcripts and select the location. The close the Preferences dialog. That’s it.
krypted March 14th, 2008
Posted In: Mac OS X
iChat, Mac OS X, transcripts
I originally posted this at http://www.318.com/TechJournal
If you want to enable the auto-population of buddy lists for users of your iChat server, use the following command:
serveradmin settings jabber:enableAutoBuddy = no
If you have a lot of users and this causes performance issues, consider disabling this feature again by using the following command:
serveradmin settings jabber:enableAutoBuddy = yes
krypted November 20th, 2007
Posted In: Mac OS X Server
iChat, ichat buddy lists, Mac OS X Server, serveradmin jabber
One-to-one NAT mapping per client if you really want this to work right…
krypted October 8th, 2007
Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac Security, Network Infrastructure
iChat, NAT, SonicWALL