Building a Basic Azure HomeLab for Testing Workspace ONE UEM

Quick and Dirty, No-Frills, Azure Lab

NOTE: This is still under construction but I wanted to share what I had so far… Two things intersected for me this weekend: Issues with my current lab setup, and realization of some unused credits with my MSDN subscription. This led me down the path of building a basic Azure homelab for Workspace ONE UEM testing. My intent of this blog post is to document the process for myself to re-use, but I also invite your comments on how to improve the scenario. [Read More]

macOS Catalina Kerberos SSO over VPN Followup

Making Some Progress, But Still Awaiting A Fix!

I’ve been going back and forth with Apple about some of the issues I previously found using the macOS Catalina Kerberos SSO over Per-App VPN. As it turns out, they acknowledged some of the issues I was seeing and are supposedly working on a fix. I’ve been watching the past few beta releases for macOS, and I’ve not yet seen anything in the release notes to indicate they’ve implemented any fixes. [Read More]
macOS  SSO  VPN 

My Adapted Digital Bullet Journal via iPad Pro and GoodNotes 5

Putting Apple Pencil to Digital Paper to Stay Organized

Background Last year, my wife introduced me to an entirely foreign-to-me concept of journaling known as Bullet Journaling. For those of you uninitiated, think of bullet journaling as an extensible planner with a heavy focus on the index to help bring order to chaos. A bullet journal is flexible, allowing you to organize tasks, events, collections (groups of tasks, ideas, and more). Bullet Journaling was born of a need to bring all the ideas/tasks/events plaguing us in the digital age and put them to paper in a single place. [Read More]

Deploying Microsoft Defender ATP for macOS using Workspace ONE UEM

Converting Jamf templates to Workspace ONE templates

I had a few folks recently approach me on the MacAdmins slack asking for help with deploying Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac. We got it working, but it came down to 2 issues: conflicting documentation and Jamf/inTune specific templates. Once I was able to parse through the Jamf/InTune documentation, we were able to put together some guidance. We recently published this guide to the EUC Samples GitHub Repository. Conflicting Documentation The initial problem I found was some confusion generated by Microsoft’s documentation. [Read More]

Testing macOS Catalina Kerberos SSO Extension Over VPN

Enabling the off-network Kerberos Single Sign-On Experience.

Working at VMware, I’m surrounded by great technology and super-smart folks! In our portfolio of technologies, the folks in our R&D have recently been putting quite a bit of effort into building out macOS capabilities for our Workspace ONE Tunnel client for macOS. Workspace ONE admins can leverage the same VMware technology they used to enable per-app VPN for iOS and Android, but now on macOS! There’s a bit of nuance to configuring the VPN client if you’re previously familiar with iOS (look for my Operational Tutorial soon to hit TechZone). [Read More]
macOS  SSO  VPN 

Welcome to Hugo (from Jekyll)

Welcome to my wholly reworked website! This time, I’ve dropped the complexity of Wordpress and opted for something significantly simpler: Jekyll Hugo and GitHub. Having now hosted the site in GitHub Pages, here was the process I started with Hugo: Created the Github Pages repo ( – this is where github pages looks for the blog’s generated site files. Created a 2nd Github repo: – this repo holds the source files for Hugo to parse and generate the site. [Read More]