Deploying and Managing Mac

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Hear from Apple about a range of best practices for deploying Mac in both shared-use and one-to-one environments from hardware considerations to zero-touch deployment. Explore a simplified and streamlined deployment model that gets users up and running in minutes, and discuss new macOS installerbased deployment workflows that enable consistent, repeatable results for IT. See these features in action, connect with Apple, and engage with peers to help you get the most from your Mac deployment.

Description: Hear from Apple about a range of best practices for deploying Mac in both shared-use and one-to-one environments from hardware considerations to zero-touch deployment. Explore a simplified and streamlined deployment model that gets users up and running in minutes, and discuss new macOS installerbased deployment workflows that enable consistent, repeatable results for IT. See these features in action, connect with Apple, and engage with peers to help you get the most from your Mac deployment.

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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Discover Schoolwork and Classroom: Powerful Tools for Teaching

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Apple has developed tools to make it easy for teachers to guide how their students use devices and apps in the classroom, and to provide valuable insight into each student’s progress. So teachers can focus on what’s most important: teaching. Learn how to use Schoolwork and Classroom to manage iPads during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each student all in real time. These new teaching tools help teachers and their students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad.

Description: Apple has developed tools to make it easy for teachers to guide how their students use devices and apps in the classroom, and to provide valuable insight into each student’s progress. So teachers can focus on what’s most important: teaching. Learn how to use Schoolwork and Classroom to manage iPads during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each student all in real time. These new teaching tools help teachers and their students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad.

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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Wi-Fi Design & Troubleshooting

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Effective Wi-Fi network design is essential for the success of an environment with high-level mobile device use. Join Apple to discover best practices for designing a powerful Wi-Fi network that provides optimal coverage and capacity for your organization’s environment. Explore tools that allow you to review your current Wi-Fi design and plan its evolution. And learn how to troubleshoot issues along the way. You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of tools you can use to design an ideal Wi-Fi network.

Description: Effective Wi-Fi network design is essential for the success of an environment with high-level mobile device use. Join Apple to discover best practices for designing a powerful Wi-Fi network that provides optimal coverage and capacity for your organization’s environment. Explore tools that allow you to review your current Wi-Fi design and plan its evolution. And learn how to troubleshoot issues along the way. You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of tools you can use to design an ideal Wi-Fi network.

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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Apple School Manager

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators manage people, devices, and content. You can easily provide Managed Apple IDs, set up devices, get apps and books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences all from one place. Join Apple to hear about Apple School Manager features and capabilities, along with strategies for using it in your school environment. You’ll also learn about the process for creating Managed Apple IDs.

Description: Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators manage people, devices, and content. You can easily provide Managed Apple IDs, set up devices, get apps and books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences all from one place. Join Apple to hear about Apple School Manager features and capabilities, along with strategies for using it in your school environment. You’ll also learn about the process for creating Managed Apple IDs.

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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Automating your zero-touch deployment with Jamf Pro

Speakers: Chad Swarthout

Level: All Levels, Lecture

Excerpt: “We bought Jamf Pro, but we’re still stuck doing everything manually.”
Sound familiar? Although Apple’s deployment tools are supposed to make our lives easier, many organizations are still struggling to move away from imaging and building packages every time a new update comes out. Implementing DEP & VPP to provide a true IT-free new user setup and managing ongoing updates through Jamf Pro may seem daunting, but it’s a powerful solution that will save you time and frustration in the long run. We will discuss helpful tools to automate device setup, save you from packaging every update, and ensure that your zero-touch deployment is actually zero-touch.

Description: “We bought Jamf Pro, but we’re still stuck doing everything manually.”
Sound familiar? Although Apple’s deployment tools are supposed to make our lives easier, many organizations are still struggling to move away from imaging and building packages every time a new update comes out. Implementing DEP & VPP to provide a true IT-free new user setup and managing ongoing updates through Jamf Pro may seem daunting, but it’s a powerful solution that will save you time and frustration in the long run. We will discuss helpful tools to automate device setup, save you from packaging every update, and ensure that your zero-touch deployment is actually zero-touch.

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    About the speaker

    Chad Swarthout – founder & CEO – Alectrona

    Chad Swarthout is the founder & CEO of Alectrona, a Apple focused consultancy based in Washington, DC. Chad has been supporting Apple devices in the enterprise for over 10 years. Chad and his team provide managed services, training, and consulting services for Apple devices in business environments across a range of industries.

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