By Richard Glaser, IT Manager
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah's MacAdmin group has been meeting for more than 20 years, on the third Wednesday of every month at Marriott Library classroom 1705A, located inside the Faculty Center on the first floor.
The meeting centers around administering, managing, supporting and integrating Apple technology in heterogeneous enterprise environments. Presentations cover a variety of topics, including automation, administration, authentication and directory services, integration with non-Apple services, networking, programming and scripting, security, and system deployment and maintenance.
The meeting is popular with the MacAdmin community, and invites presenters and viewership from around the nation and world (e.g. Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Italy). Past presenters have been commercial and open source developers, product managers, security experts and representatives from technology companies like Skype for Business for Mac, Pacifist, and Malware Bytes, among others.
Meetings are open to anybody in the U community. We welcome participation via suggestions, comments or contributions. If you have a topic that you would like to see presented, or if you would like to present on a topic, please email me at email@example.com.
The MacAdmin group also has a blog – https://apple.lib.utah.edu/ – which includes meeting agendas and technical documentation such as in-depth configuration profiles, macOS Bug with Finder & SMB shares, information on managing Cisco AnyConnect on Apple systems, Jamf Helper, how to automatically disable system integrity protection, Bonjour naming guidelines, firmware password manager, and much more.
If you're interested in creating a blog post on a topic, please contact me. We hope to increase participation and contributions from other IT staff/faculty on campus to the meeting, blog or other means.
If you cannot attend a meeting in person, MacAdmin meetings are always live broadcasted.
Archives of the presentations are made available 2 to 3 days after the live presentation, and can be accessed from Marriott Library’s media streaming site.
Lastly, we maintain a campus email list that is low volume, but a useful platform for discussing issues or integrations specific to our institution. Sign up by sending an email with the subject line SUBSCRIBE MAC-MANAGERS [FULL NAME] to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about the meetings, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com.