MacPolicy 11082016

MacPolicy Group Agenda
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
1:30 to 2:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

  • OIT only supports OS X10.9.5-10.11.6 and macOS 10.12 or newer
  • Status page for services see
  • OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
  • Slack group #macintosh
  • Apple Sales Rep: Paul & System Eng: Francis
  • macOS and OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware:
  • Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:
  • Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Protection for Macintosh – Antivirus for campus.
  • Unity Macintosh Workflow uses Active Directory configuration with local home directory at /Users/$uid$
  • OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.
  • Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace
  • 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 monthly to keep!!
  • UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)
  • Slack channel
  • Casper Suite Enterprise service  and for details

2)  Nov CPP Apple bulk buy- 5 min

A bulk buy purchase is when the universities in the UNC system combine their Apple orders and submit them together to get an additional discount on top of our existing educational pricing.  Additional discounts average 6% savings over our existing discount.  The discount program is for NC State funds and NC State use only.  No personal orders can be accepted.
To participate in this program you will need to create an Apple template on the Apple MarketPlace catalog and email the template number to   The last day to submit a template is Friday, November 18 at 12:00PM.
Apple will generate quotes with discounted prices.  We will receive them from Apple around Nov. 25.  I will email you the quote number and you can place your order from the quote to receive the discounted prices.  NOTE:  iPads must be on a separate order as they cannot be part of the bulk buy.  Apple has a revised return policy.  No returns will be accepted unless Apple made the mistake or your item is defective.  Check your order to ensure you are ordering the correct item(s). If you do not wish to participate in this savings program, place your Apple order the same way you normally would.  If you have any questions about the Apple bulk buy purchase program, please feel free to contact me.
The next Apple bulk buy will be February 17, 2017.


3) Software Needs for Spring 2017- 15 min
Round the room for needs. What software will need packaging.  Other needs for profiles, etc? Discussion


4) Apple School/DEP/VPP update- 15 min
We have isolated the 2 VPP accounts that can not move to Apple School.  The ~17 others will move automatically.  Waiting for Apple to mature Apple School Manger before moving.  Hope to move by Feb 15, 2017 for basic access just like we have now. Will evaluate additional functions during Sp 2017. Discussion


5) Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting:

MacTech – Tue. Dec 13, 2016 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 pm.

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

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

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

Please mark your calendar.