As Microsoft continues to transform itself into a devices and services company, it has made big strides in providing broad support for Mobile First organizations through enhanced mobile device management API’s. Microsoft offers a diverse range of devices based on the Windows platform that meet enterprise scalability and security requirements while delivering end users a familiar experience across multiple mobile devices. Additionally, it is critical for businesses to have a mobile IT solution that also addresses issues like productivity, management, security, and app development.
MobileIron continues to work closely with Microsoft to ensure the security and management capabilities of Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are easy to implement and maintain. MobileIron enables companies to become Mobile First by providing a leading mobile IT solution for organizations to deploy, manage and secure the full range of mobile devices including Windows devices.
Windows Phone adoption has been growing steadily, reaching double-digit market share in many countries. Enterprises are adopting Windows Phone 8 because it allows business users to take advantage of the tight integration with Microsoft infrastructure, such as Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync.
Recently Microsoft announced the latest member of the Windows family, Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is delivering new features for business users, while giving IT the compliance and security controls they require. The Enterprise Feature Pack, a set of new security and management features, is included as a core component of Windows Phone 8.1. These capabilities, when combined with MobileIron’s enterprise mobility management platform, will make it much easier for enterprises to deploy Windows Phone devices.
In the latest release, MobileIron is adding advanced support for Windows Phone 8.1 with capabilities such as enhanced enterprise WiFi authentication support, application whitelisting and blacklisting, and a substantial increase in the number of policies that can be configured to help enterprises easily and securely deploy Windows Phone 8.1 devices while leveraging the security features on these devices.
Windows 8.1 was a significant step forward in the evolution of Windows for the Mobile First enterprise. Windows 8.1 was the first version of Windows to support an open MDM architecture. MobileIron leverages this architecture to secure and manage Windows 8.1 laptops and tablets as mobile devices.
Learn More: MobileIron for Windows 8.1 Data Sheet