Happy New Year!
I hope the holiday break treated you well and you managed to find some time for a little R&R. I took a wee trip to Napier, NZ, to see the family between Christmas and New Years, and miraculously managed to avoid all the bad traffic.
Were you a good IT Pro this year? Did Santa leave a new device under the tree for you? By all accounts there were many waking up to new Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices this Christmas! With the Nokia Lumia 520 going for around NZ$180 and an array of awesome tablets from both Microsoft and OEM's on special there were plenty of good deals to be had.
So now you have that new phone, or tablet, you're wondering what apps to install. There are a few suggestions down the page, including a few apps from fellow New Zealand Game and App studios. I'd encourage you to check them out and if you like them, please rate them in either the Windows Phone store, or the Windows 8 store.
Now that i have all these new devices on my network, how do I manage them?
So a bunch of users are turning up in January and demanding to connect their new phones and tablets to your network in order to access company resources while on the move. You want to allow this, but you also want to extend the protection you give to corporate devices out to these new BYOD devices. How do you do that?
There are a couple of options: Windows Intune and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2.
Both Windows Intune and System Center have the capability to manage the following devices:
Features available on managed devices include the ability to monitor devices, enforce policies and compliance, and provide the ability to remote wipe data and/or devices.
If you're interested in hearing more about either product then please try the following resources:
Here's wishing you a great 2014,
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