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4 Easy Steps to Keep Your Mac Users Productive

For many marketing and creative professionals, preferred design tools are available exclusively on Macs. As a result, for these team members to deliver your web pages, online publications, print assets, and social media campaigns, they require Macs – no matter how Windows-based the rest of your IT environment is.

Yet IT professionals who work in modern, heterogeneous environments know that having multiple platforms in play can lead to inconsistent and insecure user experiences. You’ve probably heard all of the common complaints from Mac users:

Using Macs in the Workplace? Make the Move to El Capitan Beautiful

Apple promises lots of new features in its latest release of OS X El Capitan, including improved enhancements for Spotlight searches, new editing tools and the ability to manage multiple email threads. Just check out the quote included in Apple’s press release, reminding us that El Capitan is here:

“People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease-of-use of OS X,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference."

Integrating Mac To Windows: What Apple Won't Tell You

If your company has a mixed environment of Windows and Macs and you've recently tried to upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X, you have no doubt encountered frustrating incompatibility issues. Why is that? Well, perhaps Apple forgot to tell you something!

Mac OS X has always supported two network protocols: AFP (Apple Filing Protocol), which is Apple’s native file sharing protocol for Macs, and SMB (Server Messaging Block), which is the native file sharing protocol for Windows and is typically used for NAS storage.

With each OS X update, Apple has tried to improve Mac SMB compatibility. But, even with the latest SMB3 support in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac users continue to report frustrating problems, especially with key applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.