Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

Workers tend to reach for the technology that makes it easiest to get the job done, whether it’s a company-owned PC or their own smartphones. While there are benefits to giving employees this latitude, management of many different devices with access to a corporate network can present its challenges.

Windows IntuneWindows Intune addresses this Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) dilemma by helping you manage PCs and multiple types of mobile devices in one unified solution, either through the cloud or by extending your existing on-premises infrastructure. You can give employees access to the resources they need, on a wide range of platforms including Windows RT, Windows 8, iOS, and Android, without compromising on corporate data protection and policy compliance.

Windows Intune integrates well with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 for unified device management, giving IT administrators a single pane of glass to manage applications, systems and devices across private, hosted and public clouds. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 also supports Mac OS X devices, as well as Linux and Unix servers.

To learn more about Windows Intune, tomorrow the Microsoft Virtual Academy team is hosting a free online training event  on the topic as part of their “Jump Start” series. Technical Evangelist David Tesar and IT Security and Infrastructure Architect Richard Harrison will deliver a demo-rich, live learning experience aimed at IT organizations interested in embracing the BYOD trend, including how Windows Intune helps IT organizations manage and secure PCs, tablets (Surface, iPad) and mobile devices (Windows Phone, Android, iPhone) in the cloud.

You can also check out the Windows Intune site for more information today. Let us know in the comments how BYOD initiatives are impacting your organization.