With the M1 Macs out and getting my hands on an M1 Mac mini, I got curious which applications are installing as Universal Binaries for ARM, and which are x86 only and need Rosetta 2 to run.
Author: bryan heinz
Azure Billing and Management
The goal of this post is to serve as a quick guide to gaining access to all Azure subscriptions.
From macOS Server to NAS: The Great Migration
This year I got to speak at Penn State’s MacAdmins conference about if a NAS is the right tool to move to from macOS server.
You can find more information about my talk on the MacAdmins conference website here.
You can find my slides here:
SSH Reverse Proxy Tunnel
On occasion I need to test external access to my office or sometimes I’m on public Wi-Fi and want to securely browse the internet without connecting to a VPN. For times like those I use an SSH reverse proxy tunnel to a VPS and Firefox. This routes all of my Firefox traffic through my VPS securely over SSH.
All you need to accomplish this is an SSH server somewhere that you trust and Firefox. Once you have an SSH server up, go through these steps:
Enable Office 365 Add-ins for Specific Users
Whenever I’m testing out new Office 365 plugins I like to first deploy them to myself, then to a hand full of co-workers for testing. Here are my steps to accomplish this process:
Server 2016 and the GUI
Trying to install Server 2016 with a GUI, but not getting the option to install the GUI? Samesies. It took me a few hours and installs to finally figure out what’s going on. It’s not hard to resolve. Just annoying.
Deploying Synology Cloud Station Backup
This post will walk you through deploying Synology’s Cloud Station Backup on macOS.
To get this setup I used a text editor for scripts, DB Browser for SQLite to review the SQLite databases, and Packages to create my configuration package. I used VMware Fusion for testing and Munki for deployment.