Guest speaker announced at the Amsys Conference

We are delighted to annjamf softwareounce that this year’s conference will now also include a new 45 minute session, led by Johannes Henkel, a Senior Systems Engineer from JAMF Software.

During this session, Johannes will introduce JAMF Software’s, “Casper Suite,” as well as discussing various scenarios working as a systems engineer for their enterprise clients via a mixture of demos and case studies.

Johannes will also be joining our panel to answer your system admin related questions.

What’s more.. we haven’t had to reduce length of any of the other sessions, so if you are one of the many people who have already booked, don’t worry, as all this means is that you will be getting even more value at this year’s conference!

Amsys System Administrators Conference Schedule:

When: 25th July 2014

  • 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.

Click here for a summary on each session.

Where: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London, WC2B 5DA

Cost: £145 +VAT

Buy tickets online here or book via the form below.

 

The System Administrators Conference 2014

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The Amsys System Administrators Conference is back for its 6th year. This one day event will incorporate a mixture or seminars, demos and Q&As on range of Apple technologies and 3rd party tools.

This event will focus on, iOS and OS X Deployment, Integration and Management plus a session on OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

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: 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 5: 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.

When: 25th July 2014

Where: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London, WC2B 5DA

Cost: £145 +VAT

Buy tickets online here or book via the form below.

The Amsys System Administrators Conference is Back!

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Our popular System Administrators Conference is returning in the new year, the full agenda of which will be released shortly.

In the meantime, we would like to hear from you, specifically about what you would like to see at January’s conference, please let us know by filling in the form below.

Make sure that you enter all your details correctly, as we’ll be giving away one ticket to a winner picked at random!* If you are unsure about what you could suggest, just check out some of options from the list below:

  • iOS Security
  • iOS Deployment
  • MDM
  • OS X Mavericks
  • iOS Management
  • Q & As

Conference Information:

When:
TBC

Where:
Grand Connaught Rooms,
61-65 Great Queen St,
London,
WC2B 5DA

Tickets:
On sale from next week

Please register your interest and suggestions into the form below.

*winner to be announced

Amsys Macintosh System Admin Conference

By Richard Mallion

We are delighted to announce this years Amsys Macintosh System Administrators Conference.

The event aims to bring together technical support professionals from Apple and cross platform environments to share news and views and discuss everyone’s favourite technology! The Macintosh System Administrators Conference will be held over a full day and will incorporate a mixture of seminars and discussions. We will have machines ready for demos as well as having access to Amsys technical staff for face to face discussions.

This years event will focus on Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion. Mountain Lion brings over 200 new features as well as some challenges for IT staff. During the day we cover whats new, whats changed, what effects it will have on the end users as well as your support staff.

To register a place click here

When:

Friday August 31st, starting at 10:00.

Conference Venue:

The conference venue will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Central London.

Conference Sessions:

Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion Client

  • Whats new in Mac OS X 10.8 Client
  • Deployment Strategies for Mountain Lion
  • Indepth look at new security features including:
  • GateKeeper: We will look at how GateKeeper functions, how it will effect deployment and scripting as well as how to customise it
  • Sandboxing: An in-depth look at how sandboxing works and how it may effect your organisation
  • FileVault Management: Apple has added some nice tools to manage the deployment of FileVault in your organisation

Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion Server

  • Whats new in Mac OS X 10.8 Server:  We will look at what’s new, what’s changed, and what is missing from our favourite server
  • Profiles: Profiles are becoming more and more important in managing your Macintosh suite.
  • We will discuss and compare the differences between Managed Client Preferences (MCX) and profiles.
  • Profile Manager: We look at how profiles work, how they are deployed and some of the tools you can use to manage them

We are making 50 places available so if you are interested, reserve your spot now!

Price per delegate £95 + VAT

We look forward to seeing you there!

Amsys System Admins Conference

We are delighted to announce this years Macintosh System Administrators Conference.

The event aims to bring together technical support professionals from Apple and cross platform environments to share news and views and discuss everyone’s favourite technology! The Macintosh System Administrators Conference will be held over a full day and will incorporate a mixture of seminars, discussions and workshop. The workshops will have machines ready so you gain some hands on experience as well as having access to Amsys technical staff for face to face discussions.

This years event will focus on Mac OS X 10.7 and IOS 5

Conference Date
Thursday December 8th, starting at 10:00.

Conference Venue
The conference venue will be the same as the last 2 years – Regent’s College in Central London.

Conference Sessions
Mac OS X 10.7, Lion

  • Whats new in Mac OS X 10.7 Client
  • Whats new in Mac OS X 10.7 Server
  • Deploying Mac OS X 10.7 in business and education
  • Indepth look at Profile Manager with Lion clients

iOS 5

  • Whats new in iOS 5
  • Using profile Manager to manage iOS 5 clients
  • Managing and deploying iOS 5 Devices in Business:
  • iCloud and cloud services in general

We are making 50 places available so if you are interested, reserve your spot now!

Price per delegate £95 + VAT

We look forward to seeing you there!