JNUC 2016

Hi All,

As you may have seen I recently altered my web site to be more in line with my real day to day life, not just the music side; I am now “Musician & MacAdmin”. You can see my latest MacAdmin posts on the front page as well as my Music related items and news.

I just got back from JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) 2016 in Minnesota and I loved it. It was a great atmosphere for learning  and collaborating with our MacAdmin minds. My employer Max Computing sent me for which I am grateful.

Over the coming days I will try to post a summary of different sessions/events I enjoyed, but here is a top level summary

  1. The opening session(s) featuring CEO Dean Hager – he is an inspiring man and charismatic to say the least. The work he is personally doing in the social justic realm as well as help the JMAF Foundation do is remarkable and not common in corporations
  2. The renaming of the company from JAMF Software to “JAMF” to support product rebranding of Casper Suite and Bushel to JAMF Pro and JAMF Now respectively
  3. JAMF Patch Management – seeing the direction they were going and how it stacked against solutions like Munki
  4. Shopify’s Managing Devices in an Open Culture: great look at how their IT staff took a bunch of tech heads used to being the master of their own machine and convinced them that Mac Management was a good thing for them and the company
  5. The Mac@IBM presentations: truly an inspiring moment to see how they have become an Mac deployment in enterprise flagship
  6. Making Self Service a killer app from Paul Cowan of Waikato University in New Zealand
  7. User configuration framework: a great new tool developed for configuring apps and services at user login AND utilising sign on password for an SSO (single sign on) experience.
  8. Using SWIFT and the JSS API: great session as an early introduction to coding in SWIFT as well as how to do some basic functions for importing machine placeholders into the JSS (JAMF Software Server aka Casper aka JAMF Pro) for automating device enrolment
  9. Profiles: An IT Admins Best Friend; from the boys at dataJAR in the U.K. Hilarious and insightful it gave a great backbone understanding on managed preferences and how they have evolved plus some best practice

Overall it it was a great conference and I hope to share more soon. In the meantime you can check out the discussion links for each session and see if the slides have been posted:

By Aaron

“Aaron David” Polley, son of Ray Polley and Cindy L Spear, was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, October 10th, 1987. He was happily united with his wife Amie Sara Polley on August 24th, 2012, in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

He grew up in a musical family that had a long history of accomplished musicians and songwriters. His own writing ability surfaced at the age of 7 when his first musical arrangement was used in a church service as a congregational song.