Fantastical 2 Part 2: Preferences & Menubar App

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In this screencast tutorial I cover the second part in my look at Fantastical 2. In Part 1 I covered the interface, setting up calendars, managing your calendars, and adding events. In Part 2 I cover the preferences available to customize the application to the way you want it. I also cover how to print your calendars and how to use the Menubar App.

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Fantastical 2 Part 1: Overview

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In this screencast tutorial, I share another one of my favorite Mac Apps. This week I am looking at Calendar applications and my favorite by far is Fantastical 2 by Flexibits.

Fantastical 2 started out as an iOS app and then made it’s way over to the Mac. It uses natural language and then automatically parses it into a calendar event. It also has some great views of your calendar and some features that let you set up particular calendar sets for various environments. In part 1 I cover the overall interface, how to set up calendars and calendar sets, and how to add events to your calendars by using the keyboard and dictation. In part 2 I will cover some of the other preferences you can set and the menu bar application that comes built into Fantastical 2.

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macOS Sierra Server Part 23: Profile Manager Mac Enrollment

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up your Mac devices to be managed by Profile Manager. By enrolling your devices you include them in your Open Directory and allow for remote management and installation of settings through profiles pushed to your Macs by the Profile Manager Service. In this screencast I cover how to install the certificates including the order of installation and what you can do with your Mac from the my devices portal. I'll also cover how the device shows up in the Profile Manager Web Portal so you can see how the server MDM service allows you to manage your Macs.

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macOS Sierra Server Part 22: Profile Manager Set Up

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the Profile Manager service. I walk through each of the steps and requirements for getting started with Profile Manager. In future screencasts I will walk you through the complete set up of all of the Profile Manager components.

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macOS Sierra Server Part 21: Mail

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the Mail Service in macOS Server. I cover the various options for setting up email, how to set up email for a home user including things to consider before running a mail server, how to set up the appropriate records at your domain registrar, and each of the settings available in macOS Server’s mail service.

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macOS Sierra Server Part 20: Messages

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up your own Messages service in macOS Server. I cover how to configure the service to host your own private chat server. I also cover some fixes that you may need to do through the terminal to get the Messages Service working for you and then show you how to configure your client to make it work.

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macOS Sierra Server Part 19: Calendars

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the Calendar Service in macOS Server. I cover all of the settings, how to set up locations and resources, how to add events and invite users, and the difference between individual and shared calendars.

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macOS Sierra Server Part 18: Contacts

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the Contacts Service in macOS Server. I cover how to set up and start the service, how to add the service to your clients, how to search your directory on the server, and how to have a shared contacts account for all your users.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 17: Caching Server

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the Caching Service in macOS Sierra Server. The caching service allows you to cache any updates or downloads from the Mac, iOS, or iBook stores on your server and have users on your local network get their updates from your server instead of downloading another copy which saves time and bandwidth on your network. In this tutorial I cover each of the settings and demonstrate how it works.

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Things Part 2: Workflows (My Favorite Task Management App

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In this screencast tutorial I continue my series on My Favorite Apps by looking at workflows associated with my favorite Task Management App: Things by Cultured Code (www.culturedcode.com).

I cover how to integrate things into the charing services and widgets on your Mac. I also show how to set up sync and use Things between your Mac and iOS devices including integrating Siri into your workflow.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 16: VPN

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the VPN Service in Sierra Server. I cover all of the settings needed to set up your own VPN including the difference between setting up a .private and registered domain VPN. I also cover how to set up a client to use the VPN service.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 15: Time Machine

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the Time Machine Service built into macOS Server. The service built into Server is to back up the client machines you have on your network to a central location. I cover how to set the service up and how to connect your clients to the server’s back up drive. I also cover how to monitor your client back ups using the server app.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 14: Connect to File Shares-iOS

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to connect to your file shares on iOS devices. I cover the new iOS share feature in macOS Server and how to set it up. I also cover how to connect to the new iOS sharing feature and how to connect using the old WebDAV standard.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 13: Connect to File Shares-Mac

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to connect to the file shares we set up in the previous screencast. I cover how to connect on a remote machine, how to add that share to your login items so it auto mounts each time you reboot, and how to monitor and disconnect those who are mounted to the shares on your server.

Sorry for the delay in getting a show out last week. I had my licensing exams this past week which I had to study for and got behind (I did pass though so yay for that!).

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 12: File Sharing Permissions

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to work with file permissions in macOS Server. I walk through defining POSIX and ACL permissions and how they work. I then go through each of the permissions available to set in the macOS Server interface and some basic best practices for setting up your permissions.

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Things Part 1: My Favorite Task Management App

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In this screencast tutorial I start a series on the Apple Apps I like the best and use on a regular basis. You guys asked for it so I’m going to make it happen!

Today I start with my favorite Task Management Application called Things by Cultured Code. Things is a simple and elegant task management solution that fits my workflow. It has just enough organization and features but not too many to get me caught up spending too much time setting up my task management system instead of actually getting things done. I will cover things in a multiple part series to show you how to use the app and see how it plays out in a real workflow.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 11: File Sharing

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the File Sharing Service on macOS Server. I cover how file sharing works, how to specify how you want to share your files, and who has permission to do what with those files and folders. I also cover how to set up home folders on the server so users can sign into any computer on your network and have their own home folders and desktop show.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 10: Bind Clients to the Server

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to bind a Mac to your server. I walk through the settings you need to make sure are in place on your server to allow for an authenticated bind. Then I walk through the actual binding process and show what to put in each field to make the bind work.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 9: Users & Groups

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the users and groups accounts on your server. I cover the difference between local and local network users, how to set up a new user, and the various settings for users and groups such as global password policies and access to services.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 8: SSL Certificates

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In this screencast tutorial I cover the Certificates Service built into macOS Server. I cover what SSL certificates do, the differences between self-signed & verified certificates, how to secure your services with SSL, the different types of certificates you can create in macOS Server, and how to purchase and set up a third party verified SSL certificate.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 7: Open Directory

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up an Open Directory for your macOS Server. I cover why you might want to set up an Open Directory, how to set up an OD for the first time, how to back up your OD, and the difference between network and local accounts.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 6: DNS

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up custom DNS on macOS Server. This is different than past DNS screencasts in that I show how to change the DNS automatically set up by the server app so that you can have a primary host domain that will allow things like www without the server prefix after it. I also show how to use a Dynamic DNS provider to keep your public ip in sync with your server.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 5: Port Forwarding

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up port forwarding on macOS Server. I cover the basics of port forwarding and how it works on your network. I also cover how to set up and use port forwarding with the built in service with macOS Server and how to do it manually if you don’t have an Apple Router.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 4: Network Configuration

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In this screencast tutorial I cover the basics of setting up some of your network settings to work with OS X Server. I cover router considerations, how to set up a static DHCP reservation for your server, & how to check to make sure that reservations shows up in the right DNS fields to allow your server to function properly on your network.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 3: Server Install & Initial Set Up

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to install Server 5.2 and walk through the initial set up. I cover the entire server tab including how to determine what kind of server you want to set up, either local, VPN remote access, or registered domain name access. I then cover the rest of the server tabs and get you ready to set up the other services on your server.

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MacOS Sierra Server Part 2: Complete Server Uninstall

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to completely uninstall macOS Sierra Server. Simply dragging the server app to the trash does not uninstall all of the settings and components and will cause you to see a reinstall of server pick up previous settings. In this screencast I show you how to clean up all of the items server leaves behind so you truly start with a clean install of server without having to do a clean install of the whole OS.

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MacOS Sierra Part 3: Clean Install macOS

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In this screencast I walk you through how to do a clean install of macOS Sierra. For those of you who may want to start over due to either many years of upgrades or due to issues you may be experiencing, I show you how to do a clean install step by step. I show each of the screens as they come up as well as letting you know how long it takes for each step of the process to finish.

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MacOS Sierra Part 2: Cloud & Document Sync

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In this screencast tutorial I cover setting up and using the new iCloud Document Sync feature built into macOS Sierra. I cover how to prepare your Mac for the document sync, the other space saving features that are available on the About My Mac-Storage section and walk you through the process of a first time sync.

I did encounter some delays in uploading and had to restart my Mac several times to get the process to finish the original sync. So if you find it is not finishing with cloud icons next to your files and it saying it has to upload more files, then try a restart and see if that helps.

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MacOS Server 5 Part 1: Server Upgrade

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In this screencast tutorial I cover the upgrade to MacOS Server 5 on MacOS Sierra. In this screencast I previously upgraded to Sierra and I do a walkthrough of the upgrade process and cover some of the changes made in this release. I will do an in depth walkthrough of each of the services that received updates in future screencasts but wanted to make you aware of where the changes are.

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MacOS Sierra Part 1: Upgrade Walk Through

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In this screencast tutorial I walk through the upgrade to MacOS Sierra. With this being upgrade day I wanted to make sure I got a video out on day one of the upgrade process so you knew what to expect. I show you step by step my own experience and what you can expect from your own upgrade process.

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Mac Productivity Part 2: Yoink 3

In this screencast tutorial I pick up a series I started over a year ago on Mac Productivity. This week I cover an application that improves on moving files around your Mac called Yoink. Yoink is a menubar application that allows you to have a holding place for the files you want to move so you can get to the place you want them to be and then easily move them into place. It also has other automated actions that make it a joy to work with.

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