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Apple has released an updated version of OS X Server (version 2.2) that introduces a new software update caching system and various fixes. The new caching function, called the “Caching service” caches software updates and app updates for faster downloading. Several issues with the Server application, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Messages, and Profile Manager are also addressed.

Apple’s changes list: 

Some of the improvements included in this update are:

Caching service

  • Introduces a new feature called the Caching service, which speeds up the download of software distributed by Apple through the Mac App Store. It caches both software updates and purchased apps from the Mac App Store. For more information about the Caching service, choose Server Help in the Help menu.

Server app

  • Addresses an issue in which attempting to change the blacklist server used by the Mail service might not work.
  • Includes general enhancements.

Adaptive Firewall

  • Addresses an issue that caused an exception to be raised when using the hb_summary tool.

Calendar service

  • Addresses an issue in which Calendar invitations were always sent in English.
  • Includes general enhancements.

Mail service

  • Addresses an issue in which freshclam and clamav do not provide logs about upgraded systems.
  • Resolves an issue in which the quota hard limit was not being respected.
  • Addresses an issue in which certain settings weren’t maintained when upgrading from a previous version of OS X Server.

Contacts service

  • Corrects an issue in which under certain circumstances, the service would not start when using a non-default location for the data store.
  • Adds the ability to search for records containing non-English characters.

Messages service

  • Resolves an issue where under certain circumstances, the service would not start when using a non-default location for the data store.

Profile Manager

  • Adds the ability to use Active Directory groups with Profile Manager.
  • Adds the ability to delete apps uploaded to Profile Manager.
  • Includes performance and other general enhancements.