ICYMI: 50 Enterprise Mobility tips you should consider!

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Last weekend Rob Tiffany announced a fun but just as usefully 50 enterprise mobility tips twitter live stream. If you’re doubting how to address Enterprise Mobility in your company, these 50 pointers should give you a good start to feel comfortable and start embrace Enterprise Mobility.

I’ve tried hard to create my favorite top 5 Enterprise Mobility tips – but I didn’t make it…

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Blacklist Apps on Windows Phone 8.1 by native Microsoft Intune

First of all happy new year! May it a healthy, be happy and succesfull year to you and yours. Looking forward to new technical developments, challenges and meetig interesting people.

With the December update of Microsoft Intune new policy templates became available which enables you to have more control of your managed mobile devices. One of the new policies is the Windows Phone Configuration Policy template. With the Windows Phone Configuration Policy template you’re able to allow or block apps on Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Policies created from this template can be deployed to both user and device groups and will only applied to devices which are managed by Microsoft Intune.

In this blog I’ll show you how to prevent apps being installed from the Windows Phone Store or disallow the use of already installed apps.

Windows Phone Configuration Policy

  • In the Intune administration console, click Policy > Add Policy
  • Select Windows Phone Configuration Policy (Windows Phone 8.1 and later) and click Create Policy

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Updated Windows Phone 8.1 Enterprise Device Management Protocol

As per latest update release (currently enrolled) of Microsoft Intune, it provides now full support of OMA-URI. This seemingly small feature introduces ‘endless’ capabilities which opens a new era of Enterprise Mobility! Endless possibilities and scenario’s allows you to take full benefit of all existing and new features which offers Microsoft Intune and Windows Phone 8.1.

According to the Microsoft Intune update of December the Windows Phone 8.1 Enterprise Device Management Protocol guide has been updated including improved current feature set and introduces new capabilities such as managing Wi-Fi profiles configuration for Windows Phone 8.1.

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Hereby an overview of updated and new Windows Phone 8.1 capabilities:

New in Windows Phone 8.1

  • Enterprise application restrictions
  • EnterpriseAssignedAccess configuration service provider
  • Logging support for Enterprise server creation
  • PolicyManager configuration service provider
  • RemoteLock configuration service provider
  • RemoteRing configuration service provider
  • VPN configuration service provider
  • Web Authentication Broker Support in enrollment process
  • Wi-Fi configuration service provider

Updated in Windows Phone 8.1

  • Certificate configuration
  • CertificateStore configuration service provider
  • Discovery web service
  • DMClient configuration service provider
  • Enterprise application install, update, uninstall

The updated Windows Phone 8.1 Enterprise Device Management Protocol document can be downloaded here.

Ervaar de kracht van Enterprise Mobility tijdens Experts Live 2014!

Met nog een week te gaan is het bijna zover…Experts Live 2014! Het grootste Microsoft Community event van Nederland met 7 tracks, meer dan 40 sessies en top sprekers uit binnen- en buitenland. Daarnaast heeft de organisatie ook dit jaar weer een inspirerende spreker voor de keynote weten te strikken… niemand minder dan Tom Coronel!

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Windows Intune Product Comparison vs. Mobile Device Management Market Leaders #sysctr #windowsintune

 

With the announcement of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune (wave E) Microsoft offers a mature Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution which it emphatically (re)positions itself in the market of enterprise device management software. Various publications including Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software (May 2013) shows that Microsoft plays no significant role in the market of enterprise mobile device management software.

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Figure 1Gartners Magic Quadrant for MDM software.

Successors System Center Mobile Device Management 2008 wasn’t that success and was too early with the lack of suitable hardware. With the current version of Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune (wave D) Microsoft is working on it closing the gap by providing base MDM functionality. But was it good enough to be a serious competitor in the market of enterprise MDM solutions? With the announcement of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and 4th generation of Windows Intune (wave E) I am convinced this will change!

Goal of this article is to provide a high-level overall product comparison of Microsoft MDM solution based on Configuration Manager 2012 R2/Windows Intune (wave E) versus the current MDM market leaders Airwatch, MobileIron, Citrix and Good Technology. The product comparison is based on the following areas: platform support, infrastructure complexity, features and licensing & pricing.

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