Meetup – October 18, 2016

Update [November 21, 2016]: We couldn’t record to Paul’s presentation due to technical issues, however, we asked him to re-present later for the University of Utah Mac Managers meeting in November.

What's new with managing Office for Mac

NOTICE: Our venue for this meetup has changed to Open Book in downtown Minneapolis.

Microsoft developer Paul Bowden returns to Twin Cities Mac Admins in person to present his latest work on Office 2016 for Mac. He’s responsible for Office installers and Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) and has made leaps and bounds helping Mac admins deploy and manage Office since joining them on the MacAdmins Slack team just a year ago.

Specifically, he’s introduced these new management features, resources and more with your input:

  • – A site with a detailed list of updates, documents and support tools
  • Volume License Serializer – A tool for easily deploying a volume license with non-VL installation
  • Github – Some Office application management scripts
  • The A-Team – A group of 14 Microsoft developers Paul has introduced to Mac admins on Slack
  • Office Insider – A tool letting admins preview and test features before release to the public
  • Admin-free updates – MAU no longer requires admin privileges to update Office software
  • Silent updates – Enabling MAU to update Office apps in the background
  • Manageable plists – MAU has several new plist keys for managing settings using configuration profiles
  • Scriptable MAU – Coming soon! Control MAU via command line
  • UpdateCache – Create your own internal Office software update server
  • OneDrive – Manage settings for Office apps to access to Microsoft’s cloud service
  • SQLite management – Upcoming tools for managing settings in the new sqlite database preferences file

This abbreviated meetup is a JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) Mini Event hosted at Open Book in downtown Minneapolis, however, attendance is not limited to JNUC attendees. Anyone may attend, but please RSVP below.

Paul has started a Burning hot topics? discussion on JAMF Nation. Add your questions or comments there or speak with Paul in person at the meetup.

Only your time.

Date & time:
Tuesday, October 18th
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Open Book
1011 S Washington Ave
2nd Floor – Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Use this guide to locate nearby parking options as low as $3.00. You’ll also find plenty of on-street parking nearby.


Paul Bowden7:00-8:00 p.m. — Twin Cities Mac Admins meetup

Paul Bowden with Microsoft presents:

What’s new with managing Microsoft Office for Mac?

Paul will present on the tools he and his team have been developing for Mac admins to make managing Office 2016 for Mac easier. He’ll demonstrate some of the new management features, discuss plans for future management tools and take questions from the audience.

After the meetup we’ll head over to Day Block Brewing Company to continue the conversation. If you can keep your evening open, we’d love to have time to mingle and get to meet everyone.

We’ll also announce details about our November UNmeetup including date, time and place.

Twin Cities Mac Admins Meetup
Open Book
1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis
2nd Floor – Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP. Attendance is open to anyone.

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