System Administrators Conference 2015


Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s event. The conference couldn’t have happened without the support from the community, for which we are very grateful. Watch this space for more news about future conferences, and next year’s event. In the meantime, please come along to any of our events for the Apple IT professional community, which you can find out about here.

Previous Conference Agenda

This year’s conference included sessions on iOS and OS X Deployment, Integration and Management, SSl and a session led by our guest speaker, Johannes Henkel, a Senior Systems Engineer at JAMF Software.

Conference Information:

  • 09:15 – Registration.
  • 09:30 – Session 1: Macs in Education, a Real World Scenario.
  • 10:30 – Demo Session & Coffee Break.
  • 10:45 – Session 2: Mac & iOS Deployment.
  • 11:45 – Session 3: Mac & iOS Security.
  • 12:45 – Lunch.
  • 13:45 – Session 4: JAMF Presentation & Case Study
  • 14:30 – Demo Session & Coffee Break.
  • 14:45 – Session 5: Mac & iOS Management.
  • 15:45 – Session 6: Understanding SSL
  • 16:45 – Panel to Close.
  • 17:00 – Mac Meetup Network Drinks.

Session 1: Macs in Education, a Real World Scenario. Schools and universities across the world are adopting Apple technologies at an ever increasing rate, in this session David Acland, head of consultancy, will take you on an insider’s guide to a real world installation and integration of 650 + Macs at a large UK university.

Session 2:Mac & iOS Deployment. An in-depth and advanced session on deploying Apple Devices in the enterprise, demonstrating the latest modular deployment tools including AutoPKG, AutoDMG, Puppet, payload free packages, Munki, DeployStudio and typical post deployment scripts.

Session 3: Mac & iOS Security. Security is a hot topic, ever more so following the events of the last year, for both consumers and corporate users. This session will take a look at the processes available to you and what you should be (and should not) doing in order to create a more secure environment for your clients.

Session 4: JAMF Presentation & Case Study. Johannes will initially introduce JAMF Software’s, Casper Suite tool, as well as discussing his own experiences as a Senior Systems Engineer working for a range of Enterprise clients via a mixture of demos and case studies.

Session 5: Mac & iOS Management. We’ll delve into the world of managing a large Mac & iOS estate, which has become increasingly important topic as more organisations integrate Apple devices into their IT infrastructure. This session will include a thorough discussion on delivering configuration profiles using packages, use of the profiles command, using MCXtoProfile, a quick review of the MDM infrastructure and delivering settings via MDM.

Session 6: Understanding SSL. SSL is used in so many technologies but it’s still misunderstood. David Acland, Senior Consultant at Amsys, will take you through how SSL is implemented and why it’s used in so many situations including Mobile Device Management and web solutions. A must for all IT support professionals

Demo Sessions: Hands on OS X and iOS management solution demos will be available for you to try out throughout the day, plus ample opportunity to get your questions answered by our fully certified team.

Panel to Close: Our panel will spend the closing session answering your questions, based on either the topics discussed during the conference, or from your own current experiences.

Mac Meetup Network Drinks:  Join us for a drink and a post conference chat at the Princess Louise, a 3 minute walk from the conference venue in Holborn.


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