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Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology Community

Wednesday, November 2
Mac Deployment and Management Update


Tech Briefings are free sessions on technology topics that are of general interest to the Stanford community. No Registration is required.

Tech Briefings are monthly events, held during the week, usually in Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date Topic Presenter(s)

Nov 2

iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Deployment and Management Update

Topics will include:

  • Updates to the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP)
  • Feature enhancements to Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities enabled in iOS and macOS
  • Demonstration of a macOS Sierra deployment using DEP, MDM and VPP
  • Demonstration of iOS 10 iPad deployment using DEP, MDM and VPP
  • Device-Based App Deployment (no Apple ID required)
  • Apple Configurator automated setup and MDM enrollment of iPad with no glass touch workflow
  • iOS 10 and macOS Sierra security and enterprise enhancements
Dane Riley, Apple Education System Engineer

Nov 17

VMware Roadmap: What's New

Location: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall)

Join us for this VMware Roadmap session, as the presenters cover:

- Stanford University/VMware ELA (Enterprise License Agreement)
Stanford University and VMware currently have an Enterprise Licensing Agreement that expires next July. This agreement provides VMware products and services at a greatly reduced rate to Stanford University. During this session, we will give a high level of the current agreement and options that you have moving forward.
- vSOM (vSphere Operations Management) -- achieve your department's needs by delivering virtualization with this intelligent operations management, with the following  benefits:

  • Run any app, on any cloud
  • Streamlined administration
  • Operationally simple, policy-driven security
  • Intelligent operations management and automation
  • and more!

- vCloud Air -- Built on VMware vSphere, vCloud Air helps speed time-to-market by offering the a compatible platform for your existing applications and networking design. vCloud Air comes pre-integrated with your existing environment, allowing you to write, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud the same way you do today. Learn how vCloud Air helps you combine on-premises vSphere investments with the agility of public cloud  to protect your Education Institute from a disaster
We will also touch on the VMware Cloud on AWS partnership that was recently announced, that will make it easier for customers to run applications in a hybrid environment using your tried and true set of familiar software and tools.

— Jeff Beck, VMware Client Executive for Stanford University and affiliates

—  Colin Smith, VMware Staff Systems Engineer

—  Louie Meletlidis, VMware Cloud Specialist


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Last modified October 27, 2016