This week, two questions, one about where to find replacement parts for an old Mac Pro, the other about connecting to remote Macs over a network.
Mac IT expert John C. Welch tries to understand Apple's reasons for killing its Xserve server, while explaining why the Mac Pro and Mac Mini are not adequate replacements... no matter what Apple says to the contrary.
Have a question about adding Macs to the mix in an office network? John Welch is here to answer them.
E-mail client and personal information manager leaves Entourage behind.
Microsoft's updates to its instant messaging clients are underwhelming.
For a small utility server or as the only server for a SOHO business, the Mac mini With Snow Leopard Server is hard to beat.
Much of the talk surrounding Apple's iPhone 4.0 preview has focused on multitasking and iAd. But John C. Welch says the forthcoming iPhone OS update has plenty of features that should interest his fellow IT directors and system administrators.
Worried about having to support the iPad in your organization? IT director John C. Welch contends that if you already support iPhones and iPod touches, then you're ahead of the game.
The version of the Mac mini that Apple has configured to be a server won't find its way into the enterprise any time soon. But IT maven John C. Welch says Apple's desktop can be surprisingly useful to business users who set their expectations realistically.
Kerio Mail Serveris an e-mail, calendaring, contact, and to-do server that runs on three versions of the Mac OS.
With the significant price cut, new features, and improvements to existing features, Mac OS X 10.6 Server is a solid product. For an all or mostly-Mac network, this isn’t an "if" upgrade, but a "when," especially if you have iPhone users clamoring for push services.
Much has been made about the potential impact of Snow Leopard's Exchange Support. And while it covers basic Exchange well, John C. Welch argues that but anything beyond a bare minimum, Entourage Exchange Web Services edition is a clear winner.
Senior systems administrator John C. Welch has had a chance to use Snow Leopard and finds plenty to like about the latest version of OS X from a Mac IT perspective.
iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0 is a big step forward to help Apple gain a foothold in corporate environments, but it still has some glaring flaws.
If you think the version of Outlook that will arrive on the Mac next year will is going to be 100-percent feature-compatible with the Windows edition, John C. Welch says you should prepare to be disappointed.