Mobile Device Management for Windows Phone 8

| October 29, 2012 | 5 Comments

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 including MobileIron, Symantec, Zenprise, and AirWatch.  Here are a few of their press releases:

As an MDM veteran, I’m thrilled to see comprehensive management support for Windows Phone 8 and look forward to seeing new additions to our list of 3rd party vendor support for our amazing enterprise device.




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A mobile strategist and cloud architect at Microsoft, Rob has spent his career as an entrepreneur, advisor, teacher, developer, speaker, and author of bestselling books on mobile and wireless technologies. A pioneer of the smartphone revolution, he drove the development of the mobile app ecosystem from its earliest days and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based mobile device management company.

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  1. cgbrown says:

    Hi Rob
    Would like to open a line of conversation with you regarding the WP8 MDM services and all thing Windows 8.

  2. Paul P. Saunders says:

    Any announced plans to add more MDM vendors to support Windows Phone 8, e.g. Good, SOTI, SAP (Afaria), etc?

    • Rob Tiffany says:

      Hi Paul. Airwatch, MobileIron, Symantec, and Zenprise have all announced support for Windows Phone 8 in addition to our cloud-based Windows Intune MDM service.

      • Paul P. Saunders says:

        Thank you Rob. I read your your blog last week after my management met you in Redmond. I just visited your colleagues in Zurich and there was some expectation that two more vendors would announce Windows Phone 8 support. The wider the support base, the better but the additional three vendors I mentioned would certainly be important for a lot of entprises.

  3. Paul P. Saunders says:

    SOTI recently announced “Complete Support for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8″. The MDM landscape for Windows Phone and RT is starting to fill out and I feel this is a good thing.

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