September 10, 2014 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Bernardsville, New Jersey - Carbon Technologies, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of "Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration," written by Reid Bundonis and available exclusively in the iBooks format in the Apple iBooks Store. "Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration" is the second book in the Mavericks Server series. Building on the success and acclaim of "Mavericks Server - Foundation Services," Control and Collaboration focusses on creating and managing users and fleets of machines. Topics include Profile Manager, integration with Apple's Volume Purchasing Plan, directory integration for user authentication and authorization, File Sharing, permissions and service access controls (SACLs).
These services, built on top of the foundation services, form the cornerstone on most Mavericks Server deployments. Examples are based on a decade of experience deploying OS X Server in businesses and schools of all sizes. Readers are able to follow detailed real world deployment examples that can easily be replicated on their own networks. The book presents topics in a sequential method to ensure even the most novice administrator can successfully deploy and maintain Mavericks Server.
* Profile Manager
* Users & Groups
* File Sharing
* Putting it all Together
The book begins where "Mavericks Server - Foundation Services" ends. Building on top of a solid foundation, readers are walked through the various functions of Profile Manager, explore the innumerable options for account creation, discover the methods of managing fleets of machines and users, and learn the proper way to setup and manage shared folders. In addition, Mavericks VPN service is covered giving system administrators the option to allow users a secure method of remotely connection to the corporate network.
The Putting it All Together chapter summarizes the diverse and often complex steps needed to support mobile and network home accounts. This condensed guide is a treasure unto itself. If provides a step by step, concise guide to creating mobile accounts and network home users. It cuts to the chase and shows the steps while leaving the details to the rest of the book.
In addition, "Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration" fully embraces the advantages of digital publishing. The book will evolve as Mavericks matures. A new version of the book will be released with corrections, additions, and enhancements each time Apple updates Mavericks or Server.app. This approach ensures that the reader always has the latest information available. Technology is changing rapidly. The manuals and guides that document the technology must be as nimble.
"Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration" is intended to involve the reader as a community. To support a dialog between the author and the readers, an online forum is available allowing readers to provide feedback and suggestions. The forum is intended to get the community involved in the evolution and growth of the series.
Reid Bundonis is an Apple System Administrator with nearly 20 years experience with the Apple platform. Starting as an educator, Reid pioneered the use of computers in the classroom, establishing CAD, video technology, and programming classes. Now a senior field engineer, Reid continues to support OS X and iOS in businesses and education.
* Made for iBooks on iPad and Macintosh
* Requires iOS 6 and later or OS X 10.9 and later
* 180 pages and growing
Pricing and Availability
"Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration" is priced $12.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available exclusively in the Apple iBooks Store.
Carbon Technologies is a member of the Apple Consultants Network and an Apple Professional Services provider. In addition Carbon possesses certifications with strategic industry partners, including JAMF, SonicWall, and Extreme Networks. Carbon is exclusively dedicated to the Apple platform and has guided customers to success for over 15 years. Copyright (C) 2014 Carbon Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.