Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite: What You Need to KnowMicrosoft Enterprise Mobility Suite: What You Need to Know
Amid the excitement around Microsoft (MSFT) Office for iPad, Microsoft issued another announcement that could be a central part of many mobile device strategies going forward. Dubbed Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), the solution bundles Windows Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and Azure Rights Management Services to provide device, identity and access management with data protection from the cloud.
April 7, 2014
Microsoft (MSFT) recently released the details on how it plans to assist IT with embracing bring your own device (BYOD) and moving to software as a service (SaaS).
Dubbed Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), the new solution tackles enterprise mobility by focusing on device, identity and access management with data protection from the cloud.
EMS consists of three components: Windows Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and Azure Rights Management Services.
Microsoft’s new Azure Active Directory Premium provides cloud-based identity and access management with single sign-on to more than 1,000 SaaS applications, self-service tools for users, and security reporting and anomaly detection.
The company said customers can reduce their IT costs and more easily manage their users, groups and SaaS application access with Azure Active Directory Premium.
Microsoft also made enhancements to its Windows Intune, including support for the Samsung KNOX platform, Remote to My PC capability for Android and iOS devices, and support for the next update to Windows Phone.
Microsoft Windows and System Center Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson said in a blog post:
“This is a major opportunity for IT organizations to take huge leaps forward in their mobility strategy and execution, and Microsoft is committed to supporting every element of this cloud-based, device-based, mobility-centric transformation.”
In an introductory promotion that runs until September, Microsoft is charging $4 per month per user for up to five devices. Volume licensing customers will pay $6.50 per user per month after the promotion ends. More coverage of the strategy is on The VAR Guy here.
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