First published on CloudBlogs on Nov, 19 2014
Making end users more productive on mobile devices often starts with email and collaboration. IT has always had to balance and live with tradeoffs between providing end users with a great experience and making sure the data is safe when enabling mobile productivity.
gold standard for productivity
on mobile devices and PCs. Tens of thousands of customers have chosen Office 365 as their platform for productivity. With
(which is included Microsoft’s
Enterprise Mobility Suite
), you can manage
Office mobile apps
so that IT no longer has to make a tradeoff between a rich end user productivity experience (with Office) and keeping corporate data secure (with Intune).
In addition to Intune’s ability to manage Office mobile apps, the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) provides additional capabilities for Office 365 customers. EMS provides management across users, devices, apps, and data.
Let’s break down these capabilities:
Users / Identity
Customers take their first steps connecting their on premises directories with a cloud directory with Office 365.
Azure Active Directory
is the directory for Office 365 and processes up to 14 billion authentications during the busiest weeks. Azure Active Directory with EMS provides additional value to Office 365 customers. For example:
Enables self-service password reset and change to be
to on premises Active Directory.
Devices / Apps
EMS includes Microsoft Intune which delivers mobile device and application management across popular mobile platforms as well as provides management of PCs and laptops. In addition to providing management of Office mobile apps outlined above, Intune also provides additional capabilities such as:
Secures corporate data, including Exchange emails, based on the enrollment status of the device and the compliance policies set by the administrator.
Provides a comprehensive management solution through a single administrative console that allows you to manage across a variety of devices, including
PCs and laptops.
EMS provides solutions to extend your enterprise mobility strategy the last mile: protecting the data.
Azure Rights Management Service
helps you securely share your organization’s data. In addition to the ability to protect content stored in Office (Exchange and Sharepoint either on prem or online) EMS enables
Protection for content stored in Windows server file shares.
This is just a sampling of the capabilities that EMS provides for Office 365 customers. You can learn more about EMS
. Or take a test drive