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RTFM: EAP and WPA Payload for Windows Phone in Airwatch MDM

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Well, I’m not back at VMware … but I’ve had a customer situation this week where I got in touch with Airwatch MDM. My customer would like to use Windows Phones with Airwatch but had some questions regarding the configuration. It wasn’t really a phone question but more related to a option configurable in the Airwatch Console. There were two fields without description, one for EAP in the VPN configuration and another in the WLAN configuration when using WPA encryption.

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To be honest I didn’t even know what they are talking about but again the old wisdom is right …… RTFM.

The Microsoft MDM protocol documentation for Windows Phone 8.1 gives you all you need. There are great examples in the documentation you can use.

But usually I’m not a person to read a manual too…

Links:

Microsoft MDM Protocol documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn499787.aspx

Written by Christoph Harding

November 18th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

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New Microsoft Intune version coming this week

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Great News from the Intune Team at Microsoft. They’ve published a new blog post today saying that an upgraded version with new capabilities is coming this week. To get a full overview of the news please visit the TechNet blog but here’s a Feature view in a nutshell.

  • Enhanced user interface for Intune administration console
  • Ability to restrict access to Exchange on-premises email based upon device enrollment
  • Bulk enrollment of devices using a single service account
  • Lockdown of Supervised iOS devices and devices using Samsung KNOX with Kiosk mode
  • Targeting of policies and apps by device groups
  • Ability to report on and allow or block a specific set of applications
  • Enforcement of application install or uninstall
  • Deployment of certificates, email, VPN and WiFi profiles
  • Ability to push free store apps to iOS devices
  • More convenient access to internal corporate resources using per-app VPN configurations for iOS devices
  • Remote pin reset for Windows Phone 8.1 devices
  • Multi-factor authentication at enrollment for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices
  • Ability to restrict administrator access to a specific set of user and device groups
  • Updated Company Portal apps to support customizable terms and conditions

Link: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoftintune/archive/2014/11/17/new-microsoft-intune-capabilities-coming-this-week.aspx

Written by Christoph Harding

November 17th, 2014 at 10:56 pm

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Windows Intune with Windows Phone 8.1 and Samsung Knox Support

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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.

Link: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/archive/2014/04/28/availability-of-update-to-windows-intune-for-windows-phone-8-1-and-samsung-knox-standard.aspx

Written by Christoph Harding

April 28th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview for Windows Phone

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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

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Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/microsoft-remote-desktop-preview/299b09ab-207e-441c-9e8e-c8d66c20b76b

Written by Christoph Harding

April 23rd, 2014 at 12:56 pm

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Office Remote for Windows Phone updated to 1.1.3.0

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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.

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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.

Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/de-de/store/app/office-remote/01f53e5a-7870-49cb-8afc-d6fab6d7a3cd

Written by Christoph Harding

April 22nd, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Windows Phone 8.1 Mobile Device Management Overview

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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.

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42508

Written by Christoph Harding

April 11th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

What’s new for enterprise in Windows Phone 8.1

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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
  • Security
  • Enterprise Wipe
  • Enhanced Asset Management and User Assistance
  • S/MIME
  • Enterprise WiFi
  • VPN
  • Assigned Access
  • External Storage

To learn more about update please go TechNet.

Link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn643710.aspx

Written by Christoph Harding

April 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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Great new app: Office Lens for Windows Phone

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Office Lens

Microsoft has published a very useful new tool for Windows Phone. With Office Lens you can trim and enhance pictures of whiteboards and documents taken with your mobile and save them to OneNote. Actually it is similar to a scanner but you have it in your pocket. Here’s an example of what the app does.

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If you want to learn more about the app please follow the link or just search for the app on your Windows Phone.

Link: Windows Phone Website

Written by Christoph Harding

March 17th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

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Project Siena: Enabling Business Users to Create Mobile Apps for the Enterprise

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I’m back from vacation and it seems that in the last 3 weeks loads has going on! Microsoft has introduced Project Sienna which is a great tool for the LOB to create applications for Windows 8. Actually it’s a WYSIWYG Editor which helps to easily create a GUI for accessing data. On the TechNet blog you’ll find detailed Information and a great Video which Shows the power of Sienna. Please follow the link to TechNet to learn more.

Link: TechNet

Written by Christoph Harding

January 8th, 2014 at 9:21 am

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