Apple has updated its OS X Server, the application designed to expand Mountain Lion's server feature set for home offices, businesses, and schools.

Apple's OS X Server 2.2 update, which was released on Thursday, brings several changes to the software, including a new caching server that aims to speed up the downloads and updates of applications distributed by Apple through the Mac App Store. This would prevent businesses and organisations from having to download big updates like the upcoming OS X 10.8.3 update multiple times for each of their Macs.

Also highlighted as a new feature in version 2.2 of OS X Server is a "Time Machine service monitoring of which computers have backed up, when they last backed up and size of backup," writes Apple.

Additionally, Apple has added Wiki Server support for its new Retina MacBook Pro models, a fix for deleting apps uploaded to the Profile Manager, the ability to use Active Directory groups within Profile Manager, and a Centralised Certificate management interface.

Apple's OS X Server is available to download for £13.99 from the Mac App Store.

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