Apple has released OS X Server 3.2.1, which adds Profile Manager support for several new features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. You can now use Mobile Device Management (MDM) to install PDF, EPUB, and iBooks Author files on iOS, install OS X enterprise apps, and rename Mac and iOS devices. In iOS 8, OS X Server 3.2.1 can also prevent managed apps from storing data in iCloud as well as restrict cellular data usage, Handoff, syncing, managed books and Spotlight search. The update can also configure managed Web domains on iOS 8 and mail domains on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. ($19.99 new, free update, 185 MB, 10.9.5+)
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