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Happy birthday Jamf Nation!

They grow up so fast, don’t they? It seems like only yesterday that Jamf Nation was a small mailing list of hardcore Apple fanatics looking to push the boundaries of what was possible with technology.

Now, Apple is more popular than ever and admins just like you are seeking ways to use management tools to empower employees, teachers and students with the Mac, iPad and iPhone devices they love.

In honor of today being Jamf Nation’s 5th birthday —don’t worry, we’re sure your card is in the mail — here are five things you may not know about the world’s largest Apple IT community:

  1. More than 39,700 Apple IT admins are on Jamf Nation to discuss better ways to deploy, secure, inventory and use Apple devices.
  2. The Jamf Nation community has grown 53 percent year-over-year, with a whopping 44 percent of all members not being Jamf customers.
  3. The community has contributed more than 600 feature requests to Jamf, helping drive the product forward and give admins the capabilities they need.
  4. More than 20,000 discussion posts have been created, covering a wide variety of topics. Needless to say, if you’ve got an Apple question, the community will have an answer.
  5. Jamf hosts the Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC) every year in October to help community members further share their knowledge and allow them to put faces to the names they chat with online.

It’s hard to believe we’ve come this far since November 8, 2011. I could go on and on about the unprecedented levels of engagement and activity within the community or the depth of participation and knowledge that is transferred, but instead I’ll let you get back on Jamf Nation to catch up on what you’ve missed.

And if you’ve never been, now is the perfect time to learn new workflows, make new friends and get better at what you enjoy doing.