It’s never been so easy to keep everyone on the same page.

The advanced features in OS X Server bring more power, control, and collaboration to your organization. So everyone on your team can work together more effectively.

File Sharing. Between Mac, iPad, and PC.

It’s now easier than ever to share folders, exchange files, and access documents on a Mac, iPad, or PC. SMB3 — the new, superfast protocol for sharing files in OS X Server — helps protect against tampering and eavesdropping by encrypting and signing data “in flight.” OS X Server supports both UNIX permissions and access control lists, so you have more control over who shares what. With file-sharing connection monitoring, you can see who’s accessing your server, who’s connected, and for how long. And intelligent Spotlight searching helps users find content on the server quickly and easily.

Profile Manager. The master multitasker.

Profile Manager simplifies deploying, configuring, and managing the Mac computers and iOS devices in your organization. It’s one place where you control everything: You can create profiles to set up user accounts for mail, calendar, contacts, and messages; configure system settings; enforce restrictions; set PIN and password policies; and more. Profile Manager simplifies the distribution of institution-licensed apps and books purchased through the App Store Volume Purchase Program. It also gives users access to a self-service web portal where they can download and install new configuration profiles, as well as clear passcodes and remotely lock or wipe their Mac, iPhone, or iPad if it’s lost or stolen. In addition, Profile Manager supports new features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, such as Handoff. And it allows you to perform push installs of OS X enterprise apps and iOS media assets including PDF, ePub, and iBooks Author files.

Caching Server. Speeds up the downloads.

Caching Server speeds up the download and delivery of software through the App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Store, iTunes U, and iBooks Store. And now it can be used in even more network environments because it supports caching content in non-NAT networks. When a user on your network downloads new software from Apple, a copy is automatically stored on your server. So the next time other users on your network update or download that same software, they actually access it from inside the network.

Xcode Server. Team development.

Xcode Server makes it easier than ever for Mac or iOS development teams to create robust, reliable software. Software developers can use OS X Server directly within Xcode to automatically integrate and archive their projects, automatically run tests on multiple iOS devices, host Git repositories, and view a history of build and test results.

Time Machine Backups. Protect like clockwork.

OS X Server can act as a designated Time Machine backup location for all the Mac computers on your network. Centralizing your backup storage helps protect valuable data and free up disk space on individual drives. And it eliminates the need for separate backup drives altogether. OS X Server also takes advantage of Time Machine to back up your server data — including shared files, calendars, mail, wikis, and more — to another hard drive, so you can easily restore to an earlier configuration. And you can view the backup status for each Mac on your network, as well as which computers and users are backing up to your server, when they last backed up, and the total size of each backup.

With Time Machine, you can back up all the Mac computers on your network to OS X Server
and protect valuable data.

Wiki Server. Share expertise.

OS X Server makes it easy for groups to collaborate and communicate through their own wiki-powered website. With simple yet powerful tools, users can create and edit wikis and individual pages, tag and cross-reference material, upload files and images, and create tables and add comments. The wiki is accessible from a browser, so anyone can access it anytime. Users can easily search for new pages and content, show recent activity, and view attachments with Quick Look. Whenever a page has been updated or new comments have been added, everyone receives an automatic email notification. Wiki Server is also optimized for iPad. And with WebDAV support, iPad users can open and save attachments from the wiki in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

Calendar, Contacts, and Mail Servers. Everyone’s in the loop.

Calendar Server makes sure everyone on the network knows where to be and when to be there. Users can share calendars, schedule meetings, book conference rooms, and coordinate events. Contacts Server makes it easy to share contacts and keep them in sync on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. And Mail Server in OS X Server works with email clients on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC. It supports push notifications for immediately notifying users when new mail messages arrive. With built-in virus detection and junk mail filtering, unwanted mail doesn’t come close.

Xsan 4. Advanced by volumes.

Xsan is a powerful and scalable solution for storage consolidation. Everyone in your organization can have fast, concurrent access to terabytes of centralized data. Built into OS X, Xsan allows any Mac with a Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel adapter to access an Xsan volume. Now in OS X Yosemite, Xsan features simplified setup of Xsan volumes and clients using the Server application and Configuration Profiles.

VPN Server. Connect securely.

Virtual private network (VPN) access enables your offsite users to securely connect to your network and its services, while preventing access by unauthorized individuals. OS X Server includes VPN on demand, which allows every Mac to establish a secure connection automatically. VPN Server supports L2TP/IPSec and PPTP tunneling protocols to provide encryption and remote network access for your Mac computers, iPad and iPhone devices, and Windows PCs.

Messages Server. Quick collaboration.

Messages Server brings the collaborative power of instant messaging to your organization. Workgroups can transfer files securely, share group messages, conduct audio conferences, even broadcast a presentation, movie, or photo slideshow to other Messages users running OS X.

NetInstall. Effortless. Across the board.

NetInstall is designed for administrators who manage operating system installations and software updates for their organizations. It’s the perfect IT assistant. It performs automated software installations — whether a new version of OS X, a specific suite of applications for a workgroup, or both. It eliminates the expense of distributing software on disk. And it saves administrators from having to configure each system in person.