With Apple releasing an update to their operating system, Mountain Lion, they have also released the new OS X Server which Apple claims brings more power to your business, home office, or school. Its the ease of its Mac OSpredessor Lion with some of the great features of Snow Leopard that got lost. By overhauling the mobile aspect OS X Server makes it easy for your Mac to share data with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as scheduling meetings, synchronising contacts and remotely access your network. A true alternative to the traditional Windows Server and now available to lease as part of a new Mac network.

 The  key features of the new Apple OS X Server:

File Sharing. Share documents, folders, and exchange files between multiple computers— Mac or PC. And with wireless file sharing for Apple iPad, users can access, copy, and share documents on the server from within applications such as Keynote, Numbers, and Pages.

Profile Manager. Simplify deployment and management using configuration profiles for OS X computers and iOS devices.

Time Machine Backups. Use your server as a Time Machine backup destination for all the Apple Mac computers on your network. Meaning even work saved locally can be stored and backed up in one location.

Mail Server. OS X Server works with email clients on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and now PC. Push notifications ensure iPhone and iPad users are immediately notified when they receive new mail messages, meaning you never have to miss an email wherever you are!

Contacts Server. Be more productive by enabling contacts to be shared and kept in sync on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Calendar Server. Easily share calendars, schedule meetings, and coordinate events within your business. OS X Server provides real-time access to your calendar from your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or web browser.

Messages Server. Transfer files securely, share a persistent chat room, conduct an audio conference, or even broadcast a presentation, movie, or photo slideshow to other people using Messages with OS X Mountain Lion.

VPN Server. Allow users to securely connect to your company’s network services and confidential information while at home or away from the office.

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Apple Mac OS X server is available from HardSoft with either the Mac Mini Server on flexible lease @ £7.80+VAT per week or with the Mac Pro Server starting at £19.80+VAT per week on a lease that includes ownership and three years warranty. Or why not HardSoft take care of your whole network with our 5 user Mac Network starting at £59+VAT per week on a three year lease, more details can be found here.

For more information on Mac OS X Server or any of our Apple products, please contact the sales team on 020 7111 1643 or email sales@hardsoft.co.uk. 

 

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