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Our Using OS X Mavericks Server at Home eBook is Now Available

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Following today’s announcement of the release of Apple’s OS X Mavericks operating system, I’m delighted to let you know that We Got Served’s latest eBook, Using OS X Mavericks Server at Home is now available to buy at the WGS Store.

Yes, I was a little late getting our OS X Mountain Lion Server guide out the door, but this time, we’ve got the eBook ready in time for release and it’s available at a special introductory price of just £9.99 for a limited time (usual price £12.99).

Fully revised and updated for the release of Apple’s latest operating system, Using OS X Mavericks Server at Home is We Got Served’s essential guide to getting the most out of the server platform – in the home or in a small business environment.

Available on PDF, ePub and Mobi formats to support a wide range of devices, this 400+ page eBook is fully illustrated with hundreds of colour screenshots to guide you step by step as you get up and running with OS X Mavericks Server – choosing the right hardware, installing the latest release of OS X, upgrading the software to use the Server app and finally configuring OS X Mavericks Server for your needs.

Written in straightforward language for everyday users and those new to OS X, this comprehensive guide ensures you can get the most out of OS X Mavericks Server in the home by walking you through the product’s essential features.

Learn about file and folder sharing with Macs, PCs and mobile devices, setting up shared family calendars and contacts, remote access, data backup, media streaming, serving software updates to your Mac clients, running your own Mail server at home, managing iPhones and iPads and a whole lot more.

For those more experienced with OS X Server, the eBook runs you through updates from OS X Mountain Lion with enhancements to OS X File Sharing, Caching Service and Profile Manager.

If you’re new to OS X Server or simply upgrading from the last release, you’ll find Using OS X Mavericks Server at Home an indispensable guide to getting started and doing more with Apple’s latest server release.

Chapter List

  • About the Author
  • Using OS X Server at Home Reviews
  • About this Book
  • Revision History
  • Introduction
  • Choosing Your Hardware
  • What’s New in OS X Mavericks?
  • The Features of OS X Mavericks Server
  • Installing OS X Mavericks Server
  • The Server App
  • Network Configuration
  • Users & Groups
  • Managing OS X Devices With Profile Manager
  • Managing iOS Devices With Profile Manager
  • File & Folder Sharing
  • Create a Shared Family Address Book With Contacts
  • Create a Shared Family Calendar
  • Setting Up Messages
  • Backing Up Your Macs to Mavericks Server With Time Machine
  • Backing Up Your PCs to Mavericks Server
  • Access Mavericks Server From Anywhere With VPN
  • Create & Host Websites, Blogs & Wikis
  • Access Your Server via FTP
  • Manage Your Mail With Mavericks
  • Managing Mac Updates With Software Update
  • Manage App Store Updates With the OS X Caching Service

Reader Reviews of the OS X Server at Home Series

“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.”

“This book is a must have if you want to do things right as unfortunately OS X Lion Server is fraught with Bug’s and / or difficult configuration steps. You do NOT have to be any type of a guru to perform these steps as the screen captures and detailed verbiage that is provided make this a book for “dum- mies”. Expert users can also benefit from it as advanced concepts are discussed.”

“This is a highly detailed configuration guide and well worth the money if you value your time. Highly recommended!!”

“Straight and simple… and it works. Better than MAC OS X Lion Server for dummies….”

“This book is Clear and straight-forward. It covers everything a person needs to know to get their Home Server up and running. It gently walks the reader through the process and includes a section on iOS devices and management without being too wordy.”

“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.” 

Buy: Using OS X Mavericks Server at Home

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.
  • phihochzwei

    Any date, when it will be available via Amazon ?

    • http://www.wegotserved.com Terry Walsh

      It’ll be a few days – but bear in mind if you buy direct from us you get a PDF, ePub and a Mobi version of the eBook – the latter is for Kindle and you just simply need to connect the device to your computer with a USB cable and drag and drop to transfer.

      • Tom

        Will you be selling it on Apple’s iBooks store? I’d rather not use the Kindle App on my iPad.

        • http://www.wegotserved.com Terry Walsh

          We will (in a couple of weeks) but again, if you buy direct from us you can simply copy the ePub edition across to your iPad and view in iBooks – just as if you purchased from Apple.

        • http://www.wegotserved.com Terry Walsh

          We will (in a couple of weeks) but again, if you buy direct from us you can simply copy the ePub edition across to your iPad and view in iBooks – just as if you purchased from Apple.

          • Tom

            Any plans for a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale? Unfortunately the iBooks price is even higher than your own store price, and I assume that your cut is much less if we buy elsewhere.

          • http://www.wegotserved.com Terry Walsh

            Check back on Friday and…. who knows? 😉

  • Con

    Hi Terry, any upgrade prices for all of us who have bought your previously excellent publication for Lion Server & Mountain Lion Server. Thanks Con

    • http://www.wegotserved.com Terry Walsh

      We just did £3.00 off!

      • jim

        server and client only one Mac and only one user

  • Matthias Gerhard

    Terry, just bought the book today. I am a total newby in regard to servers. Actually I really do not need a server, but as Apple has removed the ability to sync contacts between Mac and my iPod and iPad I am looking for another possibility to stay local. I do not want to use any Cloud-based system. I want to keep my contacts on my devices.
    Though my task seemed so simple to my (just want to use contact service on the server) and I through you book chapters, it did not work. I am not shure if I really need all the profile manager settings. And I am not quite sure how my settings should be if my server and my client is the same machine, yes even the same user.

    Maybe you can add a special chapter for those people (and I guess they are getting more and more) who want to use OS X Server just for simple syncing of contacts and maybe calenders (server and client only one Mac and only one user).

    • jim

      i agree server and client only one Mac and only one user.

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