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Scripting 201 for Apple Admins

In the exciting sequel to our popular Scripting 101 webinar, William Smith is back to provide scripting solutions for three common needs of IT admins managing Apple devices.

In our webinar, Scripting 201 for Apple Admins, he’ll share:
- An overview of script parameters in Jamf Pro and how to use them
- How to write information to a file and retrieve it for later use
- How to create interactive dialogs using JamfHelper and osascript
Recorded Jan 19 2021 30 mins
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William Smith, Professional Services Engineer, Jamf
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