The COVID-19 health crisis has changed our working habits. Many of us have switched to telecommuting. But how do you prepare for telecommuting? How to connect your Mac devices for optimal telecommuting? Here are our tips as a mac repairman to work efficiently from home!
The correct method to connect your Mac devices: tips from a mac repairman
When you telecommute, you must prepare your devices (desktop or other Apple brand computers) in advance so that you can do an efficient job from home. To do that, here are the steps:
First, you need to prepare your Mac devices. You need to define which devices you will take home from your workplace. Then use the mobile device management (MDM – Master Data Management) solution to quickly set up iPads, iPhones, and Mac computers, defining the necessary content, settings and restrictions to enable your work remotely.
For company-owned devices, you need to change the settings so that you can use them to work remotely when you take them home. For MacBook computers or other personal Mac devices, communicate the instructions for the new User Registration option, a method dedicated to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) deployments. After that, you will be able to enroll your devices in the MDM program in order to have access to additional Apps and resources for home use.
Remote work: what tools to maintain contact?
Even if you have to work from home, your habits don’t change! Meetings with collaborators always take place, and here are the tools to use from your iMac or your MacBook (MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro) to simplify them:
FaceTime: This FaceTime tool allows you to communicate with your work environment on completely simplified way. You can also make group calls in order to maximize your work and include your collaborators in the loop! It’s simple, fast and doesn’t require any apps to download to your Apple devices: available on iPhone, iPad and iMac and MacBook.
FaceTime – Source: Apple
Team Viewer: it can be used on iOS Mac and iPad and allows remote control of any workstation. Easy and quick to install, getting started is secure thanks to a personalized address and password that your interlocutor must communicate to you. It is very effective to facilitate intervention in case of concern of work or to have your new MacBook repaired remotely which has a malfunction, for example.
TeamViewer – Source: Teamviewer.com
Log Me In: This tool is useful for accessing your own Apple iMac, MacBook or any laptop from any device: It allows you to keep your tasks close at hand, store and share files in one click and secure your information. There is also a formula designed to monitor and manage your terminal fleet.
LogMeIn – Source: Logmein.com
WhatsApp Desktop: Better known for its version of private chats, WhatsApp is also a messaging system widely used by the pros! It has a Desktop version available on the App Store in order to communicate more easily and quickly. It is also interesting to know that Facebook Messenger has just released its Desktop application also available on Mac!
WhatsApp Pro – Source: Techbigs.com
Slack: This is definitely the smoothest and most efficient business instant messenger around! It allows you to create discussion chains according to your branch, to create collective and private channels and discussions while sharing your media files: the best way to exchange quickly and easily from your iMac desktop, MacBook laptop or iPad tablet .
Slack – Source: Slack.com
Zoom: Zoom allows you to have up to 1000 participants and 10,000 viewers! It is currently a tool of choice for corporate video conferencing with messaging and real-time content sharing. It is also a very easy to use collaboration tool. This can be used on all Mac work devices: iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPad Pro…