Apple Previews Mac OS X Server Leopard
Innovative New Setup Has Leopard Server Up and Running With Just a
Few Clicks of a Mouse

WWDC 2006, SAN FRANCISCO–August 7, 2006–Apple today previewed Mac
OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard, the next major release of Apple’s
award-winning UNIX server operating system. Leopard Server, scheduled
to ship in spring 2007, builds on Apple’s legendary ease of use with
new Server Assistant and Server Preference features that make it easy
for even non-technical users to setup and manage a server with just a
few clicks of a mouse. For the first time, Apple is delivering native
64-bit server applications that take advantage of the increased
processing power of 64-bit computing. Other new features include iCal
Server, the easiest way to share calendars, schedule meetings and
plan events; a wiki server that makes it simple for teams to share
and communicate; Spotlight Server, the fastest way to find content on
servers; and Podcast Producer, the ideal way to automate Podcast

“Leopard Server brings a new level of 64-bit power together with
Apple’s legendary ease of use in one server operating system,” said
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product
Marketing. “Leopard Server is our best Mac OS X Server release yet
and includes many new innovative features, such as iCal Server, a
wiki server and Spotlight Server, making it ideal for education,
small businesses and large enterprises alike, and a great alternative
to Windows and Linux servers.”

Leopard Server enables small businesses and workgroups to take full
advantage of the benefits of a server without an IT department.
Leopard Server features a new setup interface with built-in Network
Health Check, a new Server Preferences administration interface and
automatic client setup support that automatically configures Mac OS X
version 10.5 Leopard clients to use the server for all essential
services, including file and printer sharing, Mail, iCal, iChat,
Address Book and backup.

The core services in Leopard Server, including Apache 2, MySQL 5,
Postfix, Cyrus, iChat Server and QuickTime Streaming Server, are now
64-bit, allowing users to take full advantage of their 64-bit
hardware’s performance and processing power, and to work with larger
data sets. Since Leopard Server is fully 32-bit compatible, users can
run 32-bit and 64-bit applications natively side-by-side.

For the first time, Mac OS X Server will include a calendar server
for users and groups to coordinate events, schedule meetings, reserve
resources and use time more effectively. iCal Server uses the open
CalDAV standard for integration with leading calendar programs,
including iCal 3 in Leopard, Mozilla’s Sunbird, OSAF’s Chandler and
Microsoft Outlook. Leopard Server also includes a wiki server to make
it easy for teams to create and share information through their own
shared website and provides web-based access to shared resources such
as team calendars, weblogs and Podcasts. Spotlight Server is the
fastest way to search and find content on servers within a network.
Designed for workgroups with shared documents, projects and file
archives, Spotlight Server works with Leopard clients to deliver
quick, lightning fast searches of content stored on mounted volumes
across the entire network.

With Podcast Producer, anyone can record content, automatically
upload it to the server and convert it into a Podcast. Using Xgrid,
Podcast Producer can leverage any Mac on the network to encode the
video. The Podcast can then be delivered over the Internet or even to
multimedia enabled cell phones over high speed wireless networks
using QuickTime Streaming Server.

Other new features in Leopard Server include:

* Mail Clustering for higher availability and reliability when used
with Xsan, Apple’s clustered file system for storage area networks*;

* iChat Server 2 with instant message federation that lets users
communicate with GoogleTalk and other XMPP instant messaging systems;

* QuickTime Streaming Server 6 with support for 3GPP Release 6 bit
rate adaptation for smooth streaming when delivering content to
mobile phones regardless of network congestion;

* new Adaptive Firewall technology to actively monitor for attacks
and proactively block individual hosts from connecting to the server;

* Xgrid 2 featuring GridAnywhere for distributed computing in
environments without dedicated controllers, and Scoreboard for
prioritizing job distribution to the fastest available CPU.

*Xsan sold separately.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation
with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating
system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also
spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable
music players and iTunes online music store.