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Mavericks Server 3.1, Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 Updates Available

18 March 2014 514 views No Comment

Consumers have had OS X 10.9.2 for a couple weeks. Business and enterprise types have been waiting for Mavericks Server and Apple Remote Desktop updates

The admin’s job is never done. While consumers and prosumers have had OS X 10.9.2 for a couple weeks, business and enterprise users have likely been waiting for Mavericks Server and Apple Remote Desktop updates from Apple — those have now arrived.

• OS X Mavericks Server 3.1 (MAS, $19.99) — Apple’s server add-on for OS X 10.9.2 offers the following fixes, tweaks and updates:
— Profile Manager support for the Device Enrollment Program
— Management of Fonts, AirPrint and Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 settings
— Improved Profile Manager scalability when syncing with large directories
— Management of Activation Lock on supervised iOS 7.1 devices
— Enhanced permissions for accessing My Device portal and for device enrollment

Why walk all the way up to the third floor or go to mom’s house when Apple Remote Desktop can get you there in real-time without picking up your coffee? The mothership has shipped Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 and Apple Remote Desktop Admin 3.7.2 ($79.99) updates are available, bringing your garden variety “reliability, usability and compatibility” improvements.

Isn’t it a little odd that Apple Remote Desktop sells for roughly four times the price of Mavericks Server? Kind of shows you where the value’s at…

What’s your take?

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