Using OS X Yosemite Server at Home by Terry Walsh

Using OS X Yosemite Server at Home

By Terry Walsh

  • Release Date: 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Computers
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If you're thinking of using OS X Yosemite Server to manage computers and mobile devices in your home or small business, this is the guide for you.
Using OS X Yosemite Server at Home guides you step by step through installing, configuring and working with Apple's server platform. The 782 page eBook illustrates, with hundreds of colour screenshots, how it tightly integrates with Macs, Windows PCs, iOS devices like iPads and iPhone and the Cloud to create a seamless computing experience at home, at work or on the move.
Written in straightforward language for everyday users and those new to OS X Server, the eBook provides a comprehensive guide to OS X Server's new and improved features.
Learn about file and folder sharing with Macs, PCs, Mobile devices and the web, setting up shared family calendars and contacts, using VPN and Back to My Mac to access your home or office devices remotely, backing up with the Time Machine service, managing iPhones, iPads and Macs with Profile Manager, publishing custom websites with PHP, Apache and MySQL support, media streaming, securing access with Yosemite Server's new Firewall, serving software updates to your Macs, running your own Mail server at home, and a whole lot more.
Using OS X Yosemite Server at Home also provides a detailed guide to the latest revisions to Apple's iCloud services, demonstrating how improved cloud integration across OS X Server, OS X, iOS 8 and other devices keeps family, friends and colleagues connected with easy file synchronisation, online photo sharing and storage, shared apps and other iTunes purchases, shared calendars and other family sharing features. 
For those more experienced with OS X Server, Using OS X Yosemite Server at Home provides essential details on what's changed from OS X Mavericks, speeding up your deployment and allowing you to get to grips quickly with the latest features. 
If you're new to OS X Server or simply upgrading from the last release, you'll find Using OS X Yosemite Server at Home an indispensable guide to help you get excited, get going and do more with Apple's latest server release.
Chapter List
1. Choosing Your Hardware 2. What's New in OS X Yosemite? 3. Who Needs a Home Server Anyway? 4. Installing OS X Yosemite Server 5. The Server App 6. Network Configuration 7. Managing Storage - Disks, RAID Sets and the Cloud 8. Users and User Groups 9. Securing Access to the Server 10. Managing OS X Devices With Profile Manager 11. Managing iOS Devices With Profile Manager 12. iCloud and Family Sharing 13. File and Folder Sharing 14. Media Streaming 15. Managing a Shared Family Address Book 16. Create a Shared Family Calendar 17. Setting Up Messages 18. Backing Up Your Macs to Yosemite Server With Time Machine 19. Backing Up Windows PCs to Yosemite Server 20. Access Yosemite Server From Anywhere With VPN 21. Create and Host Websites, Blogs and Wikis 22. Host Custom Websites Using Apache, PHP and MySQL 23. Access Your Server With FTP 24. Manage Your Mail With OS X Server 25. Managing Mac Updates With Software Update 26. Manage App Store Updates With the  OS X Caching Service
Reader Reviews of the OS X Server at Home Series

"This was the first Mac OS Server guide book that truly helped guide me quickly and easily through the process of setting my home and small business Mac Servers up. It was very comprehensive and helpful."

“I am tech savvy, but a complete numpty regarding server setup. I had fiddled with OSX Server, to no avail, but this book saved all. I now have Calendars shared, contacts updated, and all the other basic simple goodies that we needed.”

"The initial steps to setting up an OS X Server are well explained in this book. This is the third book in this series that I purchased... a must have for anyone wanting to configure an OS X Server."
“A highly detailed configuration guide and well worth the money if you value your time. Highly recommended!!”

"It has helped me understand OS X Server far better than I did before and I can now feel a lot more confident in tweaking and configuring the software. Definitely recommended if you want to use OS X Server and especially if you want to get the best out of it."

“If you're looking for something simple, easy and quick to read, and written like a set of directions, this is the perfect book for you.”