EMM solutions that deliver conditional access to desired services like email, storage and cloud services motivate BYOD users to enroll. Let’s face it, your BYOD employees aren’t too thrilled about installing an EMM app, agent or container on their device. It feels like an intrusion on one of your most personal possessions and breeds mistrust. That said, the BYOD world is all about gives and gets. Unless your company enforces a corporate-liable policy and buys every employee a smartphone, a compromise must be made to ensure the security of corporate data. This is where the use of the carrot comes into play. While the BYOD trend was initially about allowing employees

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EMM solutions that deliver conditional access to desired services like email, storage and cloud services motivate BYOD users to enroll. Let’s face it, your BYOD employees aren’t too thrilled about installing an EMM app, agent or container on their device. It feels like an intrusion on one of your most personal possessions and breeds mistrust. That said, the BYOD world is all about gives and gets. Unless your company enforces a corporate-liable policy and buys every employee a smartphone, a compromise must be made to ensure the security of corporate data. This is where the use of the carrot comes into play. While the BYOD trend was initially about allowing employees

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When you’re ready to deploy apps or provision Wi-Fi, certificates, VPN or email to mobile devices, get an EMM solution to provide MDM. With the basics of device-level security and policy enforcement covered by Exchange ActiveSync, you’re ready to take the next step in providing value to your employees. Extending access to PIM, delivering apps to devices and provisioning functionality over the air was the reason the earliest mobile device management (MDM) packages were built. I should know since I co-founded the first cloud-based MDM company back in 2003. The space has broadened significantly and is now referred to as enterprise mobility management (EMM) with an evolving set of features. The

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When you’re ready to deploy apps or provision Wi-Fi, certificates, VPN or email to mobile devices, get an EMM solution to provide MDM. With the basics of device-level security and policy enforcement covered by Exchange ActiveSync, you’re ready to take the next step in providing value to your employees. Extending access to PIM, delivering apps to devices and provisioning functionality over the air was the reason the earliest mobile device management (MDM) packages were built. I should know since I co-founded the first cloud-based MDM company back in 2003. The space has broadened significantly and is now referred to as enterprise mobility management (EMM) with an evolving set of features. The

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If you don’t have an Enterprise Mobility Management solution, start with Exchange Active Sync to enforce device policies and security. Baby steps. While you might not say Microsoft Exchange Server in the same breath as enterprise mobility management, this product has managed more devices than any other system over the last decade. Since most enterprises already use Active Directory for identity coupled with Exchange Server on-premises or via Office 365 in the cloud for email, calendar and contacts, this is a simple way to get started. A protocol called Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) that dates back to the Pocket PC and is used by virtually every mobile operating system to allow the

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If you don’t have an Enterprise Mobility Management solution, start with Exchange Active Sync to enforce device policies and security. Baby steps. While you might not say Microsoft Exchange Server in the same breath as enterprise mobility management, this product has managed more devices than any other system over the last decade. Since most enterprises already use Active Directory for identity coupled with Exchange Server on-premises or via Office 365 in the cloud for email, calendar and contacts, this is a simple way to get started. A protocol called Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) that dates back to the Pocket PC and is used by virtually every mobile operating system to allow the

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I’m pleased to announce that my newest book, “Mobile Strategies for Business: 50 Actionable Insights to Digitally Transform Your Business” is now available. Mobile Strategies for Business is the first book to clearly explain how executives can digitally transform their organization through a simple, step-by-step process. The mobile tidal wave has permanently transformed the consumer world and now it’s washing up on the shores of the enterprise. This drives the need for an enterprise mobile strategy to mobilize existing applications, modernize infrastructures, build new apps for employees and customers, and bring order to your environment via enterprise mobility management. Mobile Strategies for Business guides you through this transformation and drives positive outcomes including reducing expenses, improving employee productivity, increasing revenue, boosting user engagement and reducing risk. Based

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I’m pleased to announce that my newest book, “Mobile Strategies for Business: 50 Actionable Insights to Digitally Transform Your Business” is now available. Mobile Strategies for Business is the first book to clearly explain how executives can digitally transform their organization through a simple, step-by-step process. The mobile tidal wave has permanently transformed the consumer world and now it’s washing up on the shores of the enterprise. This drives the need for an enterprise mobile strategy to mobilize existing applications, modernize infrastructures, build new apps for employees and customers, and bring order to your environment via enterprise mobility management. Mobile Strategies for Business guides you through this transformation and drives positive outcomes including reducing expenses, improving employee productivity, increasing revenue, boosting user engagement and reducing risk. Based

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Senior Analyst, Kevin Benedict discusses Microsoft mobility with Rob Tiffany on topics ranging from Windows Phone to Windows Intune. Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at http://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RobTiffany and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtiffany Sign Up for my Newsletter and get a FREE Chapter of “Mobile Strategies for Business!”

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Senior Analyst, Kevin Benedict discusses Microsoft mobility with Rob Tiffany on topics ranging from Windows Phone to Windows Intune. Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at http://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RobTiffany and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtiffany Sign Up for my Newsletter and get a FREE Chapter of “Mobile Strategies for Business!”

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In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss enterprise mobility management with Microsoft Intune. Yes, we covered exciting acronyms like EMM, MDM, MAM, MIM and MCM. – Rob Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at http://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RobTiffany and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtiffany Sign Up for my Newsletter and get a FREE Chapter of “Mobile Strategies for Business!”

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In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss enterprise mobility management with Microsoft Intune. Yes, we covered exciting acronyms like EMM, MDM, MAM, MIM and MCM. – Rob Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at http://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RobTiffany and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtiffany Sign Up for my Newsletter and get a FREE Chapter of “Mobile Strategies for Business!”

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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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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 that we are enhancing the business capabilities of Windows Phone 8 with the Enterprise Feature Pack. Building on technologies like Secure UEFI Boot, BitLocker, and TPM, an update to Windows Phone 8 will arrive in the first half of calendar year 2014 that increases IT control while boosting employee productivity.  The Enterprise Feature Pack includes: Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections that are automatically triggered by the apps that need them.  This means you won’t have to manually create a VPN tunnel in advance of running an app that needs to connect to your corporate network. Certificate management to enroll, update, and revoke certificates for user authentication. Enhanced mobile device management (MDM) policies

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I’m pleased to announce that we are enhancing the business capabilities of Windows Phone 8 with the Enterprise Feature Pack. Building on technologies like Secure UEFI Boot, BitLocker, and TPM, an update to Windows Phone 8 will arrive in the first half of calendar year 2014 that increases IT control while boosting employee productivity.  The Enterprise Feature Pack includes: Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections that are automatically triggered by the apps that need them.  This means you won’t have to manually create a VPN tunnel in advance of running an app that needs to connect to your corporate network. Certificate management to enroll, update, and revoke certificates for user authentication. Enhanced mobile device management (MDM) policies

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Just in case you haven’t noticed lately, the BYOD Juggernaut appears to be stumbling in the security department.  It’s time to get your mobile enterprise house in order and containerize your apps to create islands of security on potentially insecure mobile devices.   We’ve seen buggy mobile operating system updates that allow users to bypass lock screens, public app markets full of malware-infected apps, and the easy ability to jailbreak/root devices making them instantly untrustworthy.  There are devices that base their encryption on the user PIN (1111) which doesn’t make the cut with any security professional.  There are mobile device management vendors that claim they can detect jailbroken/rooted devices, but they can’t because the hacked

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Just in case you haven’t noticed lately, the BYOD Juggernaut appears to be stumbling in the security department.  It’s time to get your mobile enterprise house in order and containerize your apps to create islands of security on potentially insecure mobile devices.   We’ve seen buggy mobile operating system updates that allow users to bypass lock screens, public app markets full of malware-infected apps, and the easy ability to jailbreak/root devices making them instantly untrustworthy.  There are devices that base their encryption on the user PIN (1111) which doesn’t make the cut with any security professional.  There are mobile device management vendors that claim they can detect jailbroken/rooted devices, but they can’t because the hacked

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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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In my Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP article last week, I described how to connect a Windows 7 device to Microsoft’s On-Premises servers. Whether you’re talking about a Windows 7 tablet or laptop, I showed that you can follow the Garter MEAP Critical Capabilities to integrate with our stack in a consistent manner.  Remember, the ability to support multiple mobile apps across multiple mobile platforms, using the same software stack is a key tenant to MEAP.  It’s all about avoiding point solutions. If you need a refresher on the Gartner MEAP Critical Capabilities, check out: http://robtiffany.com/meap/consumerization-of-it-collides-with-meap-windows-on-premises In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Mobile versions

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In my Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP article last week, I described how to connect a Windows 7 device to Microsoft’s On-Premises servers. Whether you’re talking about a Windows 7 tablet or laptop, I showed that you can follow the Garter MEAP Critical Capabilities to integrate with our stack in a consistent manner.  Remember, the ability to support multiple mobile apps across multiple mobile platforms, using the same software stack is a key tenant to MEAP.  It’s all about avoiding point solutions. If you need a refresher on the Gartner MEAP Critical Capabilities, check out: http://robtiffany.com/meap/consumerization-of-it-collides-with-meap-windows-on-premises In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Mobile versions

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