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Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365 is finally here

 

Last year Microsoft has announced the Mobile Device Management for Office 365 Office Blog

2 Days ago Microsoft has finally release the MDM for Office 365 , With MDM for Office 365, you can manage access to Office 365 data across a diverse range of phones and tablets, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. And what makes today’s news even better: the built-in MDM features are included at no additional cost in all Office 365 commercial plans, including Business, Enterprise, EDU and Government plans.

You can use MDM for Office 365 to secure and manage the following types of devices.(will talk about the capabilities for each device in next article)

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • iOS 6 or later versions
  • Android 4 or later versions
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 RT

This short video explains the key MDM features included in Office 365:

 

Office 365’s MDM capabilities work to keep your data safe in three ways:

1- Conditional Access : You can set up security policies on devices that connect to Office 365 to ensure that Office 365 corporate email and documents can be accessed only on phones and tablets that are managed by your company and are compliant

2- Device management : You can set and manage security policies such as device-level pin lock and jailbreak detection to help prevent unauthorized users from accessing corporate email and data on a device when it is lost or stolen

3- Selective wipe : You can easily remove Office 365 company data from an employee’s device while leaving their personal data in place.

Source : Office Blogs


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