MobileIron Cloud Update 2016: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Organizations seeking the agility of the cloud to help them become Mobile First turn to MobileIron Cloud. MobileIron Cloud provides cloud-based enterprise mobility management, supporting MDM, MAM and MCM use cases. Customers can quickly unlock the benefits of mobile to work faster, better and smarter. The cloud offering has tremendous feature velocity, with new capabilities added on an almost monthly cadence. Here are the top 5 things to remember in the latest releases of MobileIron Cloud.

Greater Visibility with Better Reporting

We continue to add frequently requested enterprise features to make Cloud more compelling for midmarket and large enterprise. Our new Reports capability is a high-impact feature that offers a range of benefits. Today the IT Admin can run and share reports to effectively monitor and manage their mobile deployments via MobileIron Cloud. The reporting that debuts in this release helps IT Admins create, schedule and generate reports on various metrics using pre-packaged templates. And what’s great with regard to distribution is that IT Admins can define how often they would like to distribute a report and to whom. They can easily distribute reports to a large group via an email alias. The new reports are designed for usability, more efficient workflows and better visibility.

Admins Take Proactive Action with Notifications

Today we have a total of 12 notifications available, with four added in the latest Cloud release. Notifications are invaluable as they monitor, warn and advise Admins on how to remedy issues. All of these benefit the admin and organization at large by minimizing downtime, outages and interruptions, not to mention the self-help resources that are offered as well.

Continued Momentum for Windows 10

We have simplified enrollment of Windows 10 desktop and mobile devices. Setup now happens in just three simple steps and automatically enrolls the user into MDM. We also now have Access control via Azure Active Directory (AAD) for Microsoft apps including Office 365. This means an IT Admin can have zero footprint access to Access Control using AAD posture reporting. When we report a device to AAD as “non-compliant,” AAD will then enforce actions that the Admin has defined. In addition, we now support both silent install of in-house apps on Windows 10 and importing of store apps from Window 10. This increases efficiency for the mobile admin when managing the latest Windows devices. So in a nutshell, the key take-a-ways for Windows 10 are simplified enrollment for end users and an enhanced security position for the organization.

Complete Support for iOS 9

These latest releases of MobileIron Cloud complete our support for all enterprise-relevant iOS 9 features. New capabilities include support for iOS 9 device-based VPP app distribution, iOS App Store authentication update, in-house iBook distribution to iPhone and notifications for new Apple EULA for DEP. Support for iOS 9 device-based VPP app distribution allows IT to assign free and paid App Store apps to iOS 9 devices without requiring an Apple iTunes account. This is a great solution for shared device scenarios. It is also extremely useful in environments such as retail where the device doesn’t have an assigned user. Compare this to a prior scenario where, if there was no user assigned to the device and an update was available, there was no one to enter the credentials. Users would have to share accounts, which was a huge headache for IT to support. Another feature on the list - notifications to accept the Apple EULA for DEP - prevents DEP outages for the organization. Overall, the latest iOS updates in MobileIron Cloud provide greater flexibility in app deployments in shared device scenarios and a better admin and user experience.

This summarizes the key updates in the latest release of MobileIron Cloud!

* When deployed with version 3.5 of the Mobileiron Go Android client

Anne D'Angelo