Carbon Technologies’ “El Capitan Server – Foundation Services,” written by Reid Bundonis, is now available in the Apple iBookStore ( for US$12.99. The essential field guide for Mac system administrators and home enthusiasts alike, it’s a procedural deployment guide to ensure OS X Server is built properly from the ground up

“El Capitan Server – Foundation Services” walks system administrators through the proper setup and integration of OS X Server. It is based on nearly two decades of experience deploying Apple operating systems and server products. Setting the proper foundation is critical to the long term success of OS X Server. Foundation Services walks readers through real-world deployment examples and offers extensive field advice, saving administrators time and eliminating frustration. Get up to speed rapidly and deploy a solid server from day one.

“El Capitan Server – Foundation Services” is targeted at system administrators responsible for OS X Server in enterprise, education, and small business. However, you don’t need to be a seasoned veteran to benefit from the book. Examples and explanations can be followed by readers of all experience levels. Foundation Services is filled with practical advice and guidance on topics ranging from backup, to naming convention, to architecture planning. Start here to set a strong foundation.

El Capitan Server is Apple’s latest evolution of OS X Server. OS X Server is a collection of core networking services, collaboration tools, and groupware products. It remains a Swiss Army Knife, packed with capable and useful tools for many different deployment targets. There are no hidden costs, no add-on packages, and no exotic hardware requirements. OS X Server is simply an un-carved block, waiting for a creative system administrator to achieve nearly anything imaginable. Beneath its simple facade hides powerful tools for serious work.

This is the third edition of “Foundation Services.”  Fully reviewed and updated for El Capitan and Server 5, “El Capitan Server – Foundation Services” provides a significant amount of new and updated content.

El Capitan Server – Foundation Services fully embraces the benefits of digital publishing and Apple’s iBooks distribution model. The book will evolve as Apple updates and El Capitan. Buyers of the book can expect a consistent stream of updates throughout the life of El Capitan.

One dollar from each sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society.