OS X Server

OS X Server

Apple software that adds server functionality to any Mac running OS X. Starting with OS X Version 10.7 (Lion), OS X Server adds centralized management of desktop and mobile devices, file sharing, backup, calendars, mail, wikis and Xcode deployment.

Introduced in 1999, Mac OS X Server was pre-installed on various Mac models that were sold as dedicated servers. As of OS X 10.7, the software became available from the Mac App Store for any Mac. See Mac OS X and Xserve.
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Yosemite 201 - OS X Server Essentials 10.10 Training program is a three day courses especially designed for imparting skills and know-how of tools and required expertise that technical and entry level system administrators require to implement and maintain network to use OS X Server for Yosemite.
Apple certified trainers Dreyer and Greisler provide the textbook for the Apple official training course Mountain Lion 201: OS X Server Essentials 10.8.
Hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualisation provider Parallels announced on Wednesday the launch of Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 Mac mini Edition, a new edition of its Mac server virtualisation solution optimised for Mac minis running Mac OS X server software.
These licenses include Apple OS X Server v10.5; Xsan 2; Apple Remote Desktop 3.2; Aperture 2; Final Cut Express 4; Final Cut Studio 2; iLife '08; iWork '08; Logic Express 8; Logic Pro 7; Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard; QuickTime 7 Pro Mac; and Shake 4.1 Mac OS X.
LANDesk uses Mac OS X Server to spin out OS deployment images via Netboot or HTTP, and it can even deploy Windows OS images to Mac-hosted virtual machines.
The software runs on Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Windows 2000 Server SP4, and Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition and leverages their built-in security to provide Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption of data transferred between FileMaker Server 8 Advanced and the web.
Exabyte Corporation, an innovator in tape backup, restore and archival systems, has announced the availability of the Magnum 1x7 LTO Autoloader for use with Mac OS X Server. The Magnum 1x7 is now available through the Apple Store, bundled with TOLIS BRU Basic backup and restore software to provide a comprehensive hardware-software solution for data backup requirements.
Also available is the Mac OS X Server version 10.3 "Panther" ($499), a Unix-based server operating system with more than 150 new features.
Although Mac OS X proper will have to wait until the launch of a new Apple hardware client that will debut "in less than a year," Apple is going ahead with the beta release of Mac OS X Server, code-named Rhapsody, which will become generally available next month.
This introduction to the Mac OS X Server version 10.6 provides step-by-step instructions for performing common server administration tasks.
The company said that VirusBarrier Server 2 automatically scans every file copied to a Mac OS X server where it is installed, as well as files that are launched on the server.
FileMaker Server 7 Advanced runs on Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Windows 2000 Server SP4, and Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition.