I’m pleased to announce the release of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution comprised of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune. In this article, I’ll walk you through each EMM component and illustrate the respective Microsoft capabilities. Mobile Device Management (MDM) This is the most general type of management where IT can apply policies, configurations, provisioning, and settings to mobile devices enrolled with an on-premise MDM server or cloud-based service. The Microsoft MDM solution interfaces with the management APIs exposed by the various mobile operating systems.  As with all MDM offerings on the market, this means there are variations in management capabilities across operating systems

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I’m pleased to announce the release of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution comprised of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune. In this article, I’ll walk you through each EMM component and illustrate the respective Microsoft capabilities. Mobile Device Management (MDM) This is the most general type of management where IT can apply policies, configurations, provisioning, and settings to mobile devices enrolled with an on-premise MDM server or cloud-based service. The Microsoft MDM solution interfaces with the management APIs exposed by the various mobile operating systems.  As with all MDM offerings on the market, this means there are variations in management capabilities across operating systems

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Mobile Device Management is a critical component of any company’s mobile strategy and Windows Phone 8 can be managed through Microsoft and 3rd party MDM vendor solutions. With Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support, Windows Phone 8 can be managed via Exchange Server on-premise and Office 365 in the cloud.  As I’ve discussed in previous articles, EAS provides an enterprise with a baseline level of capabilities to manage BYOD scenarios that need to support a wide range of smartphones. Microsoft has also recently announced mobile app and device management via the next version of Windows Intune and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. I’m also pleased to announce MDM support from leading 3rd party vendors

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Mobile Device Management is a critical component of any company’s mobile strategy and Windows Phone 8 can be managed through Microsoft and 3rd party MDM vendor solutions. With Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support, Windows Phone 8 can be managed via Exchange Server on-premise and Office 365 in the cloud.  As I’ve discussed in previous articles, EAS provides an enterprise with a baseline level of capabilities to manage BYOD scenarios that need to support a wide range of smartphones. Microsoft has also recently announced mobile app and device management via the next version of Windows Intune and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. I’m also pleased to announce MDM support from leading 3rd party vendors

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In the Spring of 2006, I created a Mobile Device Management (MDM) package for Microsoft called Windows Mobile Provisioner.  It was used by Microsoft IT (MSIT) to rapidly provision and manage Windows Mobile devices / smartphones for our employees in the years before we developed and shipped System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008.  I drew on my experience in designing, developing, shipping, marketing, and selling the NetPerceptor MDM package for the cloud (Level 3) back in 2003 with my co-founder Darren.  Of course, OMA DM and CSPs made creating an MDM system much easier in 2006. Windows Mobile Provisioner fully integrated with Active Directory to allow the management of policies, settings, and over-the-air

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In the Spring of 2006, I created a Mobile Device Management (MDM) package for Microsoft called Windows Mobile Provisioner.  It was used by Microsoft IT (MSIT) to rapidly provision and manage Windows Mobile devices / smartphones for our employees in the years before we developed and shipped System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008.  I drew on my experience in designing, developing, shipping, marketing, and selling the NetPerceptor MDM package for the cloud (Level 3) back in 2003 with my co-founder Darren.  Of course, OMA DM and CSPs made creating an MDM system much easier in 2006. Windows Mobile Provisioner fully integrated with Active Directory to allow the management of policies, settings, and over-the-air

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