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February 2018 Meeting Announcement

We’ll be holding our first meetup of the year on February 15th, at 6 PM. Come join us at the Walnut Street Apple Store in Philadelphia!

Please RSVP at our Meetup page. As always, attendance is free, and we’ll have food, beverages, and lots to discuss about managing macOS and iOS devices. See you then!

December 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our December 2017 meeting at the Apple Store. Many thanks to the Apple Store staff for hosting us.

We had a lot to talk about! Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS 11, tvOS 11, WatchOS 4
  • macOS High Sierra, Safari 11
  • UAMDM
  • iMac Pro
  • Secure Boot
  • Office Updates
  • Jamf Pro 10
  • Security round up
  • Items of Interest
  • Conferences

Afterwards, we held an open discussion around User-Approved Mobile Device Management (UAMDM), DEP for computer labs, and various Mac management tools.

2018 is going to be exciting! See you in February!

October 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our October 2017 meeting at the Apple Store.  Many thanks to the Apple Store staff for hosting us.

Jamf generously sponsored food and refreshments.  Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS 11, tvOS 11, WatchOS 4
  • macOS High Sierra, Safari 11
  • Office Updates
  • Jamf Update
  • Security round up
  • Items of Interest
  • Conferences

Afterwards, we held an open discussion around Apple’s new OS upgrades.

We’ll have details on the next meetup soon. See you then!

August 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our August 2017 meeting at the Apple Store.  Many thanks to the Apple Store staff for hosting us.

Jamf generously sponsored food and refreshments.  Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS, tvOS, WatchOS updates
  • macOS Sierra updates
  • Office Updates
  • Jamf Updates
  • Security round up
  • Items of Interest
  • Conferences

Afterwards, we held a brief open discussion, then Ben Rush presented Working with Active Directory: A MacAdmin’s Introduction.

See you next month! We’ll have details soon.

June 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our June 2017 meeting at the Apple Store.  Many thanks to the Apple Store staff for hosting us.

Jamf generously sponsored food and refreshments.  Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS, tvOS, WatchOS updates
  • macOS Sierra updates
  • Office Updates
  • Jamf Updates
  • WWDC Round up
  • New Macs
  • Security round up
  • Items of Interest
  • Conferences

Afterwards, we held an open discussion. No video stream this month.

Due to scheduling, we’re skipping July – RSVP for the August 2017 meeting now!

May 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our May 2017 social meeting at The Industry.  Many thanks to everyone who attended, and our sincere thanks to the staff at The Industry for hosting us!

See you next month at the Apple Store!  Details to follow soon.

May Meeting Reminder

Hey everyone!  Just a reminder that we’ll be meeting at The Industry in South Philly on Monday.  Please RSVP if you’d like to attend – see you then!

Welcome!

We’re a group of Mac and iOS administrators, serving the Greater Philadelphia region (including eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South Jersey).  Generally, we meet the third week of the month.  Our meetings follow one of two formats:

  • The even-numbered months take place at the Walnut Street Apple Store.  Just walk to the back of the store, open the large door on the right, go up the stairs, and head to the conference room at the end of the hallway.  You can also mention to an Apple employee that you’re attending the Mac Admins meeting.
    • We discuss “What’s New” since we last met, and dive into a group discussion or a featured presentation (contact us if you’d like to present).
    • Food and refreshments are provided, usually by a sponsor.
    • The presentations are livestreamed via YouTube, and the link is posted here several minutes before the meetup starts.
    • Chat is in the #philly channel in the MacAdmins Slack.
  • The odd-numbered months are more open-ended.  We’ll either meet at someone’s workplace (contact us if you’d like to host), or have a social gathering at a local restaurant.

All meetings are free to attend and open to everyone.  To view and RSVP to our upcoming meetings, please see the sidebar to the right, or our Meetup page.

April 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our April 2017 meeting at the Apple Store.  We’d like to thank Joe Hutsko for all of the support he’s given us for the entire time Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins has existed – nearly two years!  We don’t know what our group would have looked like without him.

Jamf generously sponsored food and refreshments.  Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS, tvOS, WatchOS updates
  • macOS Sierra updates
  • Office Updates
  • Jamf Updates
  • Security round up
  • Items of Interest
  • Conferences

Afterwards, Mike Solin presented on Munki 101, a primer on implementing and using the Munki open source project to manage Macs in the enterprise.

See you next month!  Details to follow soon.

March 2017 Meeting Summary

For March 2017’s meeting, we held a happy hour at Bleu Martini in Old City – our first social meetup of the year.  Many thanks to Blue Martini for hosting us!

We were joined by special guests Joel Rennich and Samantha Phillips, of Trusource Labs.  Joel discussed his latest creation, NoMAD, and discussed the future of Active Directory on the macOS.

Here’s a group picture from the meetup:

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