The complete recipe for managing your Apple environment v2.0

Speakers: David Kahn Christopher Palian Nicholas Sperduti

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Mac OS and iOS management: Taking a good look at how we leveraged the power of existing (and very cheap) tools such as Profile Manager, Apple Remote Desktop with GIT, and to simplify and automate our jobs in higher education.

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Over the past few years SUNY Oswego has seen a growth in it’s Apple environment. Faculty and their students are seeing the benefits of iPads, Apple TVs, and Macs in an academic environment. As the demand for these devices has grown, so has our need to find stable and dependable solutions to quickly and consistently deploy and manage them.

This lecture will go over our setup, workflow, and this year, a real time working example of how we are using these “free” tools included with Apple’s operating system encompassing: Profile Manager, Apple’s Device Enrollment Program as well as setting up profiles and using Apple Remote Desktop with Git to deploy software, run reports, and simplify our jobs as a Mac admins.

About the speakers

David Kahn – Mac Admin // Technology Professional – SUNY Oswego (Twitter: @theRealKahn)

Lead Citrix administrator, XenDesktop 7.6. Designed and developed the deployment architecture across all Apple devices and services for the university. Lead Apple administrator for the institutionally owned Macintosh servers/clients, iPads, iPod touches, AppleTVs and all services needed by Apple equipment, including but not limited to, profile creation, App selection, ProfileManager, Device Enrollment Program, Volume Purchase Program and Apple Configurator. Assisted faculty, staff and students with the integration, workflows and use of technology. Demonstrated how the use of technology could enhance and transform education to faculty and leadership teams. Consulted with the administration for optimal configuration and purchasing of Apple products, services and solutions. Designed how personally owned devices would integrate into the campus infrastructure. Designed, maintained and supervised Advanced Technology classrooms – optimizing network, device, workflow, deployment, imaging, multifunctional and social aspects of each. Held the lead contact role for Apple’s OS Applecare Agreement.

Christopher Palian – Technical Support Professional – SUNY Oswego

BS in management information systems MS in information security CEH CISSP

Nicholas Sperduti – Help Desk Support Specialist – SUNY Oswego

5+ years at Apple Retail Store as Apple Genius. A+ and Net+ Certified.

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