MacPolicy Group Agenda
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
2:00 to 2:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.
1) Announcements – 5 min
a OIT only supports version 10.9.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2015
b OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware: support.apple.com/kb/HT1159
c Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products: support.apple.com/kb/HT1752?viewlocale=en_US
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 www.ncsu.edu/software/available-software/product.php?software=106
g Kaspersky Endpoint Protection for Macintosh – www.ncsu.edu/it/antivirus. Antivirus for campus.
h OIT Macintosh Support Web Site go.ncsu.edu/mac 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 www.apple.com/education/pricelists/ 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 gsx.apple.com Email Everette_Allen@ncsu.edu for Sold-to Account number and approval. Must login each month to keep!!
n UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI) oit.ncsu.edu/it-purchases/background-unc-cpi
o Casper Suite Enterprise service https://nc.jamfcloud.com/ (go.ncsu.edu/casper, go.ncsu.edu/casperinfo for details)
2) AntiVirus Issues – 10 min.
Two items on Antivirus. We are tracking a few issues with OS X 10.11 and Kaspersky 10.x with more details in MacTech. Second, there is discussion about how to create a good, trouble free, total endpoint protection from malware going on in several places. Discussion
3) USWCA Casper Security MOU – 5 min.
The Security group at UNC Chapel Hill has asked (and will take lead) that we create a memorandum of understanding about how high level Casper system administrator access will be used, communicated and verified between the organizations participating in the shared, hosted Casper environment at nc.jamfcloud.com. Currently 7 people (one from each UNC system institution participating) have the highest level access to the shared Casper system. Each of these people have a separate admin ids. It is a very good idea for us to work on this MOU and support security best practices to the full extent that the Casper Software allows us to. I will take an active part from NCSU. Note that what is driving this MOU is that 2 more UNC System organizations will be adding ~5,000 devices over the next 6 months. Discussion
4) CrashPlan I2 Announcement – 5 min
We are currently using the same I2 “bundle” as in the recent Code 42 announcement. We have reached a cheaper tier (1000+) decreasing the per seat cost. The next upgrade will prepare us to take advantage of the InCommon security (post 5.1.x server). Discussion
5) Software Needs Summer 2016 – 15 min
We go around the room and ask everyone about needed software for next semester (or sooner). Discussion
6) Q&A – 5 min.
Next meeting – Tue. May 10, 2016 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 1:30-2:30 pm.
MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
MacPolicy – 2nd Tuesday of every quarter: Feb, May, Aug, Nov.
Neither MacPolicy or MacTech will not meet in July.
All meetings will be held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld unless otherwise announced.
Please mark your calendar.