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Apple Music Radio lets you listen to Beats 1—Apple’s first ever 24/7, worldwide radio station— as well as handcrafted, on-demand stations curated by a DJ or created by you. All on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.| Read more »
The options for Open Directory continue to get more refined, aligning with opendirectoryd. The odutil command is becoming more and more useful with each version of OS X. Let’s inspect the directory service cache, using odutil with the show verb and the cache option:
odutil show cache
You can also view statistics for opendirectoryd using that show verb but with the statistics option:
odutil show statistics
And to see everything, use odutil with the show verb and the all option to get plenty of data to grep through:
odutil show all
The final show option we’ll look at is configuration. Here, you will also need to feed a directory nodename into the command:
odutil show configuration /Search
Now, /Search is a node but there are a lot. You can use show with nodes to see a listing of all the nodes:
odutil show nodes
You can then see which pids have references to opendirectoryd as well as the nodenames, reference IDs, and session... | Read more »
You may see this alert when you try to download purchased content from the iTunes Store: "There was an error downloading your purchased music. An unknown error occurred." Learn how to resolve this issue with the steps below.| Read more »
Instead of seeing the Finder or the login window after startup, your computer may stop responding and the display may only show a persistent gray screen (you may also see an Apple logo, spinning gear, spinning globe, prohibitory sign, or a folder with a flashing question mark on it). Note: The below steps may not apply if a blue screen appears during start up.| Read more »
In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Bob German about micro services.
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team.
Today we are taking a big step forward for Mac® users—Office 2016 for Mac is now available in 139 countries and 16 languages. Based on feedback from the great Mac Office community, we’ve made major updates to each of the apps, and we couldn’t be more pleased to deliver it first to our Office 365 customers.
Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac
The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users—the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac.
If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and... | Read more »
So one of the projects I’m very involved in is a simple, new Apple Device Management (or MDM really) solution, called Bushel. By default, we give people 3 devices for free. If you’re in a position to refer people to Bushel, you can also use links that you send to people that will get you even more free devices (up to 10).
But some people want to sell things and earn commissions from them. And we fully support that. So you can become a Bushel affiliate and earn commissions from any referrals you send us.
To sign up to become a Bushel affiliate at http://www.bushel.com/affiliates. There, you can find links to refer customers/friends, marketing assets if you want to use our logos and see commissions that you’re earning. So… Join... | Read more »
Mac admins spend a lot of time building images. In System Image Utility this can mean baking an image that just looks for a path of a NetRestore source and restores an operating system. Constantly making these is a pretty duplicative task. The goal of this article is to take a generic NetRestore NetBoot image and augment it in such a way that you don’t need to create new NetBoot images unless there’s a new build train. Instead, all you need to do is edit a file that changes the path (uri) of your image so that it can be restored. Using this, you can just stop the NetInstall service in OS X Server, edit a file, start the service back up and boot clients into the NetBoot environment.
When you make a NetBoot Set, you’ll select a source. This can be a local volume or a network volume. Once your NetBoot nbi is created, you’ll see a NetInstall.dmg. If... | Read more »
Today’s post was written by Ketaki Deshpande, senior program manager and Tom Kaupe, principal program manager, for Office 365.
As companies move their data to the cloud and employees use a growing number of devices to get their work done, many organizations are facing new challenges across security, privacy and compliance. That’s why we are continually investing to provide our customers with greater visibility into actions taken on their content and greater control over access to their data in Office 365.
We are pleased to announce the rollout of new activity logging and reporting capabilities for Office 365, including the Office 365 activity report, comprehensive logging capability, PowerShell command or cmdlet and a preview of the Office 365 Management Activity API.
Let’s take a look at how each new capability provides you increased transparency, allowing you to monitor and investigate actions taken on your data, and comply with laws... | Read more »
Owners of iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured (or longer where required by law). Apple has discontinued support for certain technologically obsolete and vintage products.| Read more »