Microsoft has updated the Microsoft Desktop Optimization pack (MDOP) 2014 which is now available for download. MDOP is Microsoft’s suite of virtualization, management and security technologies for desktops. MDOP is available as a subscription for Software Assurance.
What does the new version include?
- Enhanced support for FIPS 140-2
- Improved compliance and enforcement policies
- Support for enterprise scenarios and technologies
- Innovations to application publishing and launch
- Support of parallel deployment and execution of application upgrades
- Improvements to existing capabilities
- More deployment guidance and how-to guides
Please check the following blog post for more detail.
The Windows Intune Team has announced today that with beginning today they’re going to rollout a new version of Windows Intune until 21th May which supports Windows Phone 8.1 and Samsung Know. The blog post gives a great overview of the new features included. There are also two links to TechNet where you can find the new policies supported for MDM.
Microsoft published a Preview version of the Remote Desktop Client for Windows Phone in the Windows Phone Store today. This free app enables you to connect to a remote desktop via your mobile. The client supports multi-touch experience via RDP and RemoteFX.
Here’s the feature list:
- Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
- Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Level Authentication (NLA) technology
- Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
- High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
Office Remote is handy app for everyone who’s presenting a lot. You can connect your Windows Phone with this tiny app to your PC, laptop or tablet and remote control the Microsoft Office Apps Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
With this app it’s easy to switch between the slides, read your notes during presentation and even use your phone as a laser pointer.
Anyone who owns a Windows Phone should try this app.
Microsoft has published a 15 pages overview which helps you to explore the built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities of Windows Phone 8.1.
Mobile device management (MDM) in Windows Phone 8.1 is based on the Synchronization Markup Language (SyncML) version 1.2, which is the Open Mobile Alliance Client Provisioning standard for device management. Windows Phone 8.1 builds on this standard to create an integrated MDM client that allows MDM system vendors to manage Windows Phone devices. This overview will show you how you can manage Windows Phone 8.1 by using an on premises, off premises, or hybrid MDM solution, such as those that System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune provide. It also covers the use of MDM solutions in conjunction with Exchange Server, which allow you to not only manage the device and configuration settings, but also protect the email messages users send and receive on their Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
Yesterday at the Build conference 2014 in San Francisco Microsoft has officially announced the new Windows Phone 8.1. version with loads of great new features for the end user. Windows Phone 8.x. is gaining more market share from day to day and with the new features for enterprises it’s even more interesting for businesses.
With the new version available soon you will get changes in:
- Mobile Devices Management
- Windows App Platform Convergence
- Enterprise Wipe
- Enhanced Asset Management and User Assistance
- Enterprise WiFi
- Assigned Access
- External Storage
To learn more about update please go TechNet.
Yesterday there was some exiting news: Microsoft released Office for the iPad! You can now use your well known Office suite on your mobile Apple device. You can download the apps from the Apple AppStore. For using Office on the iPad a Office 365 subscription is necessary. But with the subscription you can’t only use Office on the tablet, you can also use it on up to 5 devices in total including PC’s and Mac’s. By the way, like Office Mobile for Windows Phone, the Android phones and iPhone version is free!
Check the following blog article for more details.
Great video which shows how robust ruggedized devices can be. Funny.
Microsoft has released a new beta version of Project Siena yesterday. It comes with loads of new, very cool features. i.e.
- Social connections and instant communications
- Text to speech, translation, voice recognition
- Integration to SaaS
Please follow the link to the Siena blog to learn more.
Downloads and other information are available here: ProjectSiena