MacTech 10202015

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

a OIT supports only version 10.9.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2015

b OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware:

c Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:

d Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.

e OIT does not have a  support policy for Boot Camp. & OIT  does not support Classic mode at all.

f Mac Collection Licenses and Media info at

g Kaspersky Endpoint Protection for Macintosh – Antivirus for campus.

h OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.

i Unity Macintosh Workflow uses /Users/$uid$ in the Active Directory configuration with a local home on each machine

j Modified Unity Macintosh Installs are supported by the unit which has made the modifications.

k OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.

l Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace

m Authorized NC State personnel wanting to get access to training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should register at   Email for Sold-to Account number and approval. Must login each month to keep!!

n UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)

o Casper Suite Enterprise service  (, for details)

2) Training – 5 min

* Mobile Security for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

Thursday, November 19, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

  • CrashPlan for Organization Administrators 

November TBA


3) License Renewals – 10 min

  • Casper Suite renewal requests have been set out by  He needs your license counts by Friday Oct 23, 2015.  JAMF is verifying these counts using a report of managed devices.  Remember that Bill need both OS X and iOS counts. Renewals for CrashPlan are complete but new licenses could be purchased.  There are no longer AELP licenses for server or ARD, these should be purchased via either the app store or VPP. Discussion.

4) New Security Standard for Sensitive Data and Systems – 5 min

The new security standard will be discussed at the November 10, 2015 meeting of MacPolicy group.  Please have a look at this and pass on to your MacPolicy rep. 


5) JNUC 2015 Update – 45 min

Everette will report on the JNUC 2015 conference.  High lights include new JAMF Software CEO is Dean Hager, no new feature announcements (some private info on road map), new dedication to QA, IBM Mac presentation, K12 still way ahead in volume deployment (average 1-2-1 deployment 5-10k units iPads and Airs mostly), and much talk about use of provisioning, self service and modern management techniques. Several interesting “hall discussions” about Xprotect as only needed malware protection.  See the sessions at:

Videos will be uploaded in next few weeks just click on session and then on video at left side.


6) New Apple Hardware – 30 min

Apple has released new Retina  21”(4k)  and 27” (5k) iMacs with BlueTooth 4.0 (low energy) Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2. The new input devices use lightening cable to recharge and have not removable batteries. Target display mode is no longer supported in these models. Also Apple TV G3n 4 is due out early Nov 2015 with new tvOS. ,

7) Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meetings:

MacPolicy – Tue. Nov 10, 2015 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 1:30-2:30 pm.

MacTech – Tue. Nov 10, 2015 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 pm.

MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

MacPolicy – 2nd Tuesday each quarter in Feb, May, Aug, Nov.

Neither MacPolicy or MacTech will not meet in July.  Meetings will usually be held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld. 

Please mark your calendar.