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Monday May 16

11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 (15F34) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 (15F34) Now Available

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Sunday May 15

05:00
You don’t like that one post I wrote 8 years ago?

So you don’t like that one post I wrote 9 years ago? Or the one from two days ago? Or a whole series of articles I wrote because they aren’t pertinent to you? Or because you disagree with my opinion (I don’t put a ton of opinions on here btw)?

Keep in mind, this is a blog. I’ll write about what interests me, or what’s on my mind. That might be Rainbow Dash fan fiction. Or how much I identified with a character in a movie or video game recently. Or how to do IFS-style loops and arrays in Powershell when translating some logic from Bash to Powershell. Or how to repair a volume in OS X. You can read it, or not… I enjoy writing and I’ll bet most people will encounter something useful here, but not everything will appeal to everyone. And that’s fine. For both of us.
What I do care about: Mistakes. Even if it’s an old article, I’d like to indicate when the tech has... | Read more »

Saturday May 14

05:00
Assassin’s Creed Coming To A Theatre Near You

Friday May 13

13:09
MacDeployment Early Bird Signups Ending on Monday!

Hey Devops peeps! Got this, so just quoting and posting:
Just a reminder that the Early Bird rate for the MacDeployment Conference ends on Monday (May 16) at 23:59 MT. This applies both to the Conference day (June 16, CAD $75) as well as the Conference + Workshop days package (June 16 + 17, CAD $275). While the conference is meant to serve (and further build) the Mac Admins community in Alberta (Canada), it is open to all. Speakers include Tom Bridge, Luis Giraldo, Tim Sutton, and Teri Grossheim. For further information, visit macdeployment.ca.
You should go.

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05:00
151 Awful Computer Jokes

It all began with: “There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.” It’s awful. But these days, there are soooooo, sooooooo many awful computery jokes to choose from. Such jokes. All the laugh. I’ve been collecting silly nerdy jokes about computers in a sticky for years. Now, you can read some of them! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Enjoy!
What did the computer have at lunchtime?
A byte
What do computers snack on?
Microchips
There are no shortcuts in life, unless you right click and find one…
Why was there a bug in the computer?
Because it was looking for a byte to eat
Program, noun: A magic spell cast upon a computer to enable it to turn input into error messages.
Don’t anthropomorphize computers. They hate that!
One day, a prince goes to a lair to kill the dragon. The prince cuts off his head but two new heads appear. The prince cuts off the two heads and four appear, after... | Read more »

Thursday May 12

09:00
Apple Music in iOS 9.3

Provide controls for Apple Music within your app. iOS 9.3 now supports playback of any song for Apple Music members. To learn more about the new features, guidelines, and affiliate program, see Apple Music Best Practices for App Developers.

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09:00
Apple Music in iOS 9.3

Provide controls for Apple Music within your app. iOS 9.3 now supports playback of any song for Apple Music members. To learn more about the new features, guidelines, and affiliate program, see Apple Music Best Practices for App Developers.

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05:00
My Presentation on Evaluating Partners from ACES C...

Last week, I gave a presentation on criteria for evaluating partners, managing revenue streams and partner channel programs. The presentation, given on May 4th, is available below.

The file is ACES_Partners
 

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Wednesday May 11

05:00
My ASMC Presentation On Becoming An MSP From Last...

As promised, here’s my presentation on becoming an Apple-centric Managed Services Provider that I gave at ASMC last week. ASMC_MSP

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04:31
TA16-132A: Exploitation of SAP Business Applicatio...

Original release date: May 11, 2016
Systems Affected
Outdated or misconfigured SAP systems
Overview
At least 36 organizations worldwide are affected by an SAP vulnerability [1]. Security researchers from Onapsis discovered indicators of exploitation against these organizations’ SAP business applications.The observed indicators relate to the abuse of the Invoker Servlet, a built-in functionality in SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java systems (SAP Java platforms). The Invoker Servlet contains a vulnerability that was patched by SAP in 2010. However, the vulnerability continues to affect outdated and misconfigured SAP systems.
Description
SAP systems running outdated or misconfigured software are exposed to increased risks of malicious attacks.The Invoker Servlet vulnerability affects business applications running on SAP Java... | Read more »

Tuesday May 10

05:00
MacSysAdmin Site Now Live

One of my favorite things to do every year is head to Gothenburg to see Tycho, Patrik, and the rest of the wonderful country of Sweden (and city of Gothenburg). It’s a great city and Tycho does a great job to curate MacSysAdmin into an informative conference. And, the site is now live to buy your tickets for the 2016 event!

It’s one of those conferences that sells out, so don’t wait too long to pick up your ticket!

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Monday May 9

06:05
My Presentation On The Mac Admin Toolchain Now Ava...

My presentation from MacADUK from the fall is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRq6rCKSHko. This was a rapid fire look at a lot of the tools available for Mac and MDM management.

Thanks again to everyone at Amsys for putting on such a wonderful conference and for inviting me to be involved. And for making the videos available to anyone!

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Sunday May 8

08:19
Enable and Disable the GUI in Windows Server 2012

I’ve now installed Windows Server 2012 without a GUI a number of times. And I always seem to end up needing that GUI eventually. So, to get Windows as a feature in Windows Server, use the following command to fire up a powershell environment, entering the admin password when prompted:
runas /user:administrator powershell.exe
Then let’s install all the Windows Features with the word GUI in them:
Get-WindowsFeature -Name *gui* | Install-WindowsFeature -Restart
The server will then reboot and you’ll be looking at a login window. To remove, you can just enter the following:
Get-WindowsFeature -Name *gui* | Remove-WindowsFeature -Restart

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Saturday May 7

14:46
Reset Apache In OS X Server To Factory Defaults

The serveradmin command can also be used to run commands. For example, to reset the service to factory defaults, backup then delete the configuration files for each site and then run the following command:
sudo serveradmin command web:command=restoreFactorySettings
This is pretty timely as I’ve seen a very high rate of pretty messed up configurations from the Server 4 to Server 5 upgrades. Basically, what seems to happen is that older servers, that were running let’s say Server 2 and Server 3 and Server 4 and now Server 5 will have a little cruft. Sites with older configurations that are incompatible with the latest proxy-based config. And finding the specific problem vs the time it takes to just reset and rebuild any specific settings is rarely worth it. So, there ya’ go. If you get errors like “Websites are turned off. An administrator can turn them on using the Server application.”  when you try to view any page other than the index.html page of a custom site, then... | Read more »

Friday May 6

14:53
Gist to fully reset Profile Manager

Thursday May 5

11:35
HuffPost Article On Cool Things To Do With Google...

I’ve been a huge fan of Google Apps for awhile. For this piece, I got a bit more specific and tried to focus on Google Drive. Obviously, there’s a lot of tie-ins with Google’s other products, given how much integration there is there. But, what I did here was really focus on the Google Drive bits. Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-edge/22-cool-things-you-can-do_b_9843122.html

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09:00
How the Browning Law Group helps safeguard client...

Today’s post was written by John Browning, president of the Browning Law Group, APC.
I started my own law practice in 1999 because I wanted to help people negotiate their legal issues and because I wanted to become an entrepreneur. I’ve made a pretty good career out of solving the problems that businesses face every day and now the Browning Law Group represents scores of businesses throughout Orange County, California.
To succeed in almost any business, you need the right technology. So in 2015, the Browning Law Group adopted Microsoft Office 365 to manage collaboration and communication from the Microsoft cloud. Allow me to explain why we made that choice and how it’s helped us protect our relationships with our clients.
The right technology for today’s connected business world
Running my own practice is very rewarding, but it’s not always easy. I have to manage cash flow, keep track of payables and receivables, make payroll and at the same time... | Read more »

09:00
Project Server 2016—born in the cloud

We’re pleased to announce general availability of Project Server 2016, which provides significant project and portfolio management (PPM) value to our on-premises customers.
Customers who would like to evaluate the capabilities of Project Server 2016 can download trial versions at this website.
Project Server 2016 value
Project Server 2016 delivers value in the following areas:

  • Evolution of resource management—Project Server 2016 introduces a new interaction model between project managers and resources managers. This new feature is called Resource Engagements and it helps facilitate coordination and commitments around resources and the projects they spend their time on. In addition, resource managers also get a new feature called Capacity and Engagements Heatmap that provides a visual view of the capacity of their resources, so they can make informed allocation decisions.... | Read more »
09:00
OneNote, ELL and special education at Sammamish Hi...

Today’s post was written by Rachel Pinter, special education teacher at Sammamish High School.
When a school or district invests in a 1:1 technology program, the decision yields hundreds of questions. What device would best serve students? What grades should have access to YouTube or other helpful (but potentially distracting) resources? Do we teach keyboarding to our students? If so, who does that? (Does anyone want to do that?) And then there’s the big question: how do we connect this massive investment to our greater district purposes of academic success, college and career readiness, and a positive and productive life?
At the heart of the issue, we want our students to be successful. Our belief is that investing in technology increases that likelihood because we are providing them with better tools and experiences. If we do better, they’ll do better. But some groups of students have educational needs that can be overlooked—or even inadvertently... | Read more »

09:00
What’s new in Office 365 administration—April roun...

April was a busy and exciting month for the Office 365 admin center team. We started to roll out a variety of new features in the new admin center, including new reporting capabilities, customization options and user management improvements.
Since we started our work to rebuild the admin center in September 2015, our goal—to build a more intuitive management solution that provides additional functionality while making it easier, faster and more efficient for you to manage Office 365—hasn’t changed.
It’s great to see it all come together as admins around the world start using the new admin center.
We could not have done it without you! We can’t thank you often enough for the detailed and highly valuable feedback that you share with us every day. Your feedback continues to help us prioritize our work, fix bugs and improve the overall experience and... | Read more »

08:59
Episode 092 on The Future of SharePoint—Office 365...

In this episode, Richard DiZerega talks with long time SharePoint MVP Eric Shupps about the developer announcements at The Future of SharePoint event.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP92_EricShupps.mp3
Download the podcast.
Weekly updates

00:01
Using Windows Live Mail 2012 with Outlook.com? Tim...

Today’s post was written by Javier Soltero, corporate vice president for the Outlook team.
Earlier this year we introduced a new Outlook.com and began rolling out an exciting new email and calendar experience to users worldwide. So far we’ve upgraded more than 175 million accounts and each week millions more people are using the new Outlook.com to collaborate effortlessly, focus on what matters and get more done.
To provide you an email experience with enhanced performance, security and reliability, the new Outlook.com has been built upon our latest Office 365 infrastructure. Because the Windows Live Mail 2012 email application doesn’t support the protocols used by this new infrastructure, you will not be able to send or receive Outlook.com email from Windows Live Mail 2012 after your account is upgraded. This means the time has come for you to upgrade to a new... | Read more »

Wednesday May 4

15:09
Gist Of PowerShell Script To Set Forest Mode to 20...
14:03
Lists of available trusted root certificates in OS...

The OS X Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with OS X.

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12:00
Supporting IPv6-only Networks

At WWDC 2015 we announced the transition to IPv6-only network services in iOS 9. Starting June 1, 2016 all apps submitted to the App Store must support IPv6-only networking. Most apps will not require any changes because IPv6 is already supported by NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs.If your app uses IPv4-specific APIs or hard-coded IP addresses, you will need to make some changes. Learn how to ensure compatibility by reading Supporting IPv6 DNS64/NAT64 Networks and watch Your App and Next Generation Networks.

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How to build a successful civilisation i...
GodFinger 2 grants you godlike powers, leaving you to raise a civilization of followers. In the spirit of games like Black & White, the GodFinger games will see you building bigger and better villages, developing more advanced technology and resources while keeping your followers happy. [Read more] | Read more »
How to get all the crabs in Mr Crab 2
Mr. Crab 2 may look like a cutesy platformer for kids, but if you're the kind of person who likes to complete a game 100%, you'll soon realise that it's a tougher than a crustacean's shell. [Read more] | Read more »
How to be a star in Britney Spears: Amer...
If you've ever wanted to be a star, baby, then you've probably already checked out Britney Spears: American Dream and are happily making your way up the charts. But fame doesn't come easy, and everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. So we've got some tips to make sure you end up getting money for nothing and your chicks for free. [Read more] | Read more »
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How to save lives in ER Surgery Simulato...
A serious earthquake has struck a nearby town in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor, and it’s up to you to save the victims. [Read more] | Read more »
Tips and tricks to get a high score in G...
Ketchapp Games loves the endless runner genre. And its newest game, Gravity Switch, is no exception. Gravity Switch takes a fresh approach, though, as you move a block, suspended in zero gravity, safely through a maze of shifting pillars. If the block hits one of the pillars, or if you’re flung into open space, it’s game over. [Read more] | Read more »
Tips and tricks to get a high score in S...
Smash Fu is a high-paced tile-tapping game that requires quick reflexes and some practice. You’ll have to smash bricks with the skill of a seasoned black belt to get a high score. To raise the stakes a bit, you’ll also have to avoid tapping any dynamite that is thrown your way - missteps can be deadly. Fear not, though. We have a few tips in store... | Read more »
How to keep the ball rolling in Dropple
If you're new to the minimalist puzzler Dropple, you may find yourself struggling to make it beyond the first couple of steps before your ball falls into the endless abyss below. [Read more] | Read more »
Game Craft releases new Legend of War ti...
Set for release at the end of this month, real time strategy title Legend of War seems sure to delight with a veritable feast of sweet features to get stuck into. Developed by Game Craft, the game is due for release through both the App Store and Google Play on May 26th. With the utilisation of spells, weapons and a good deal of strategic thinking... | Read more »
How not to die in Traffic Rider
Traffic Rider, an Out Run-esque game in which your ride a motorcycle recklessly into trffic, might not seem particularly complicated. [Read more] | Read more »
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