The resources in this section help you contextualize how macOS fits in the enterprise management market.
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Apple and VMware: Deploying Mac in the Enterprise
In this webinar, Frank Valletutti, Mac Specialist Manager at Apple, and Naveen Pitchandi, lead product manager for Apple platforms at VMware, will discuss adoption of Mac in the enterprise, modern management, and getting the most out of your Mac initiatives for both IT and end users.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Test Your Knowledge - General macOS
Ready to test your knowledge? Simply provide your name and email, and start answering questions. Keep in mind, you can only take this quiz once. So, once you authenticate, be sure to make the most of this opportunity!
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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The content in this section walks through the basics of macOS management.
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Essentials for macOS
Access guided instructions that walk you through setting up and navigating an out-of-the-box macOS device.
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
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How to Install macOS at Your Organization
Review the Apple supported installation and recovery methods.
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
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Recovery Key Combos for macOS
Learn about the different key recovery combinations for macOS.
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
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Deployment Reference for macOS
This reference guide by Apple covers deploying and managing macOS devices.
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
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Mobile Device Management Overview
This website is designed for IT and MDM administrators. It contains all aspects of mobile device management (MDM) settings as defined by Apple.
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
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Mobile Device Management Protocol Reference
This document explains how macOS devices work, and why they are different from other device types. Learn the difference between user and device profiles, and between bound and unbound devices.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Payload Best Practices
This article provides payload best practices from Apple.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Payload Settings for Apple Devices
In this article, review a table that details payload settings for Apple devices. Use this table to learn how Payloads are affected by device type, supervision, and other variables.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Apple T2 Security Chip Overview
In this guide, learn about the Apple hardware that provides embedded security.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Startup Security Utility Overview
In this short article, learn about the Startup Security Utility, which is only available on Mac computers that have the Apple T2 Security Chip, and helps secure your Mac against unauthorized access.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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About background updates in macOS Mojave
This short article explains the different types of updates for macOS devices.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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About Content Caching on macOS
In this article, learn the ins and outs of content caching - what you cache and how it works.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Profiles and Logs
Get details on providing logs, reproducible test cases, and other information that will help you investigate and diagnose your reported issues.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Test Your Knowledge - macOS Fundamentals
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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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The following resources help you level-up your macOS enrollment knowledge.
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Apple Business Manager - Manage Devices
In this article, learn how to use Apple Business Manager to streamline deployment of Apple devices purchased directly from Apple or from a participating Apple Authorized Reseller.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
Free Hands-On Lab: Workspace ONE UEM macOS Management
September 13, 2018
Use VMware Workspace ONE UEM to manage iOS and macOS deployments including enrollment, management options, application deployment, device restrictions, and more. Manage Apple platform-specific features and observe the user experience
Onboarding Options for macOS: VMware Workspace ONE Operational Tutorial
March 31, 2019
Learn about the various onboarding options for macOS including the following enrollment workflows: user-initiated enrollments, single-user and multi-user staging for network users, and single-user staging without domain binding.
VMware Workspace ONE UEM 9.2: User-Approved MDM Enrollment in macOS 10.13.2 - Feature Walk-through
March 04, 2018
This video reviews the new features in macOS 10.13.2 around User-Approved MDM enrollment, including how to manage it with the integrated VMware Workspace ONE platform, powered by VMware AirWatch technology.
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Test Your Knowledge - macOS Enrollment
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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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These resources guide you through understanding policy management for macOS.
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Privacy Preferences Policy Control for macOS Mojave 10.14+
Peruse this GitHub page for more information on the privacy preferences profile.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Reading TCC Logs in macOS
In this blog, Carl Ashley reads TCC logs to build a Privacy Preferences Profile Payload.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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[Deep Dive] User Approved Kernel Extension Loading in macOS High Sierra
Starting with High Sierra, macOS devices now require user approval to load third-party kernel extensions (KEXTs). This post explains the impact of this change and possible solutions.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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XML Preferences for the macOS Custom Settings Profile
Prepare for a deep dive into the underbelly of macOS preferences and unrelenting use of “Office Space” movie references.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Test Your Knowledge - macOS Policy Management
Ready to test your knowledge? Simply provide your name and email, and start answering questions. Keep in mind, you can only take this quiz once. So, once you authenticate, be sure to make the most of this opportunity!
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Use the following resources to learn about macOS software distribution with Workspace ONE UEM.
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Free Hands-On Lab: Workspace ONE UEM macOS Management
September 13, 2018
Use VMware Workspace ONE UEM to manage iOS and macOS deployments including enrollment, management options, application deployment, device restrictions, and more. Manage Apple platform-specific features and observe the user experience
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Apple Business Manager - Manage Locations
Learn how to add locations and edit their information as you expand your use of Apple Business Manager to other organization locations or offices.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Apple Business Manager - Buy Apps and Books
Learn how Apple Business Manager works with MDM solutions, allowing your organization to buy apps and books in volume, assign them to devices or users, and then install and update them wirelessly, even if the App Store is disabled.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
VMware Workspace ONE: macOS Software Management - Lab Walk-through
September 12, 2018
In this video, walk through a Hands-on Lab that focuses on software deployment for macOS in Workspace ONE UEM. This video demonstrates a step-by-step lab to enroll a macOS device
Deploying Third-Party macOS Applications: VMware Workspace ONE Operational Tutorial
March 31, 2019
In this tutorial, learn about deploying third-party macOS applications with VMware Workspace ONE. Procedures include enabling macOS software management, deploying a macOS application as an internal application, creating a custom
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EUC Technical Spotlight - macOS Software Management
In this technical spotlight, learn how internal apps work for macOS.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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TechSummit 2019 - macOS Software Management
This video explains the Workspace ONE UEM software management features available for macOS.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
VMware Workspace ONE UEM 9.2: macOS Bootstrap Packages - Feature Walk-through
December 13, 2017
In this video, walk through the new macOS bootstrap packages feature, released in VMware Workspace ONE UEM 9.2. Read more here: https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/11/bootstrap-packages-for-macos-vmware-airwatch-9-2.html.
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Test Your Knowledge - macOS Software Distribution
Ready to test your knowledge? Simply provide your name and email, and start answering questions. Keep in mind, you can only take this quiz once. So, once you authenticate, be sure to make the most of this opportunity!
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Learn how Workspace ONE UEM can help you deliver complex files and packages to macOS devices.
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Distributing Scripts as Custom Attributes and Products
This white paper provides configuration guidelines for provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 as a product to employees on managed macOS devices.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Distributing Scripts for macOS: VMware Workspace ONE Operational Tutorial
March 30, 2019
With Workspace ONE UEM, you can distribute non-store software packages to macOS. This tutorial focuses on leveraging internal apps to deliver scripts for macOS as payload-free packages.
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Test Your Knowledge - macOS Scripting
Ready to test your knowledge? Simply provide your name and email, and start answering questions. Keep in mind, you can only take this quiz once. So, once you authenticate, be sure to make the most of this opportunity!
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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Become a part of the MacAdmin community. This section makes discussion forums and conference information available at your fingertips.
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Rob's Tech Zone Publications
Check out everything that Robert Terakedis, a guru in macOS management, has contributed on the Digital Workspace Tech Zone.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Rob's EUC Blogs
View all of the posts that Rob Terakedis, a macOS management guru, has contributed to the EUC blog.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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MacAdmins Slack Channel
Join the Slack community! Be sure to check out the #airwatch, #workspaceone, #gettingstarted, #ios, #macos, #ipadOS, and #tvOS channels.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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MacAdmins Podcast
Check out a podcast for Mac admins by Mac admins - episodes 78, 88, and 90 are particularly helpful. 
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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MTC2018-Protecting the Garden of Eden — Patrick Wardle
In this video, listen to a talk about the significant attacks against macOS, recent malware trends, and how to use 3rd party resources to keep devices secure.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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AutoPkgr for Dummies
Learn how to use AutoPkgr to automatically install AutoPkg through Git.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Bash Scripting for Apple Admins
These are the slides, links and notes from the “Scripting Bash” presentation at MacSysAdmin 2017 in Göteborg.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Swift for Apple Admins
These are the links from the "Scripting Swift" presentation at MacSysAdmin 2018 in Gothenborg.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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BeyondCorp for Mac Admins
Learn important lessons from Google's BeyondCorp and how to use its teachings to your advantage. Presented at the 2017 MacAdmins Conference at Penn State.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators
Read this book to learn the underpinnings of how Custom XML works.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Arguments for Binding or Not Binding to Active Directory
In this article, review a table that explains the impact of binding or not binding as they relate to different topics.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Reposado - Software Update Services Replacement
Reposado is a set of tools written in Python that replicate the key functionality of Mac OS X Server's Software Update Service.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Santa - Process Blocking Software
Santa is a binary whitelisting/blacklisting system for macOS. It is named Santa because it keeps track of binaries that are naughty or nice.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Penn State MacAdmins Conference
MacAdmins is an East Coast conference for anyone who deploys and manages Macs and iOS devices.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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MacADUK Conference
MacADUK is the only UK conference where Apple admins from enterprise and education come to network, learn, share and discuss the critical IT issues of the day. 
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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MacDevOpsYVR Conference
MacDevOpsYVR an the annual conference for Mac Admins interested in integrating DevOps into their IT practice.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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Objective By The Sea Conference
This conference, hosted in glamorous Monaco, focuses on Mac security.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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MacSysAdmin Conference
At MacSysAdmin, macOS and iOS administrators can gain new knowledge, meet colleagues and exchange experiences.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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MacTech Conference
The MacTech Conference is an event for Apple IT Pros, Enterprise and consultants. This is the event where Apple’s announcements of the year including new OSes and hardware meet reality.
Last Updated: May 24, 2019
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