Windows Intune Walkthrough: Windows Phone 8 Management

Windows Intune Walkthrough: Windows Phone 8 Management

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Jon Lynn, Windows Intune Service Engineer, recently put together a step-by-step guide on how to set up Windows Phone 8 management for Windows Intune.  In this detailed walkthrough, you will get information on:

  • The requirements to set up Windows Phone 8 management
  • Purchasing and importing a Symantec Enterprise Code Signing Certificate
  • Configuring your Windows Intune account and signing/publishing the Company Portal
  • Enrolling a Windows 8 Phone device into Windows Intune

To successfully setup and manage Windows Phone 8 devices, you will need:

  • A Windows Intune paid account
  • A corporate Windows phone developer account (personal accounts are not supported)
  • A valid credit card to purchase a Symantec Code Signing Certificate ($299)
  • A Windows 8 x64 machine
  • Visual Studio 2012 Express or higher with the Windows Phone 8 SDK (we’ll review installing the Visual Studio 2012 Express version)
  • A Windows Phone 8 handset or virtual Windows Phone 8 device

For complete instructions, download the complete Windows Intune Walkthrough: Windows Phone 8 Management guide and let's get started today!

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  • Since there almost no WP8 devices in corporate America outside of Microsoft, you really should focus your MDM efforts on iOS and Android and worry about Windows Phones and Surface RT devices secondarily.

  • So even after the latest update, MDM policies are woefully inadequate even for Windows Phone and RT devices. I'm not sure what the strategy is here?