ImageAt WWDC, ask they announced that the next version of OS X would be 10.6 Snow Leopard. Rather than add new features, doctor they would really upgrade performance and ability. They also offered some detail on Snow Leopard Server which sounds great. Here are a few of the highlights I liked:

  • Snow Leopard Server follows up with the next major release of iCal Server, asthma which includes group and shared calendars, push notifications, the ability to send email invitations to non-iCal Server users, and a browser-based application that lets users access their calendars on the web when they’re away from their Mac.
  • Snow Leopard Server brings unrivaled support for multicore processors with “Grand Central,” a new set of built-in technologies that makes all of Mac OS X Server multicore aware and optimizes it for allocating tasks across multiple cores and processors.
  • Mail services have been enhanced to include server-side email rules and vacation messages.
  • Introducing the first open standards-based Address Book Server, Snow Leopard Server makes it easier than ever to share contacts across multiple computers.
  • Snow Leopard Server uses 64-bit kernel technology to support breakthrough amounts of RAM — up to a theoretical 16TB, or 500 times what is possible today.

All of these sound great…especially for those of use who enjoy Mac mini servers. Packing even more punch in the Mac minis.

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