Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Windows, iOS and Android Devices

Microsoft goes accessible with its plan to administer Windows, iOS and Android accessories

On January 15, Microsoft went accessible with its artefact portfolio for managing iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 accessories from the cloud.

Microsoft admiral aggregate about the capacity about the company's alleged Billow OS administration affairs during a 30-minute Webcast for columnist and analysts on January 15.

The Redmondians are alms IT managers two primary means to do this: Via Windows Intune cloud-management account and/or via its Systems Center 2012 systems-management suite. Microsoft is accession its systems- and mobile-device administration apparatus as allotment of its Billow OS, which is acceptable the company's uber-brand for all of its articles from its Server and Accoutrement division, including Windows Azure, Windows Server, System Center, SQL Server and Visual Studio.

Microsoft agilely formed out the fourth adaptation of its Windows Intune account (codenamed Wave D) in December 2012. Since that time, alone new users accept had admission to this version, which adds the adeptness to administer Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 devices. Existing Windows Intune users accept had to delay until this anniversary February to get the latest adaptation of the service, which is hosted on Microsoft's Windows Azure accessible cloud.

Microsoft originally added iOS and Android accessory administration capabilities to Windows Intune with Adaptation 3. But the new adaptation of the Intune account is beneath codicillary on the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync agreement for managing best adaptable accessories (other than Android-based ones).

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    Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 abutment advancing anon with adapted Intune billow service
    Microsoft's Windows Intune: How Wave D changes the mobile-device administration game
    Microsoft's latest Windows Intune billow administration release: What's new
    Microsoft finalizes System Center 2012 Account Backpack 1
    Microsoft delivers beta of Azure Casework for Windows Server

Microsoft additionally appear the aboriginal account backpack for its SystemS Center 2012 artefact in December 2012. SP1 adds the adeptness to administer Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Configuration Manager SP1 basic is what's enabling mobile-device management.

Both of these administration articles additionally accredit sideloading of accumulated apps on Windows and Windows RT adaptable devices. Intune provides a Aggregation Aperture app out of the box, which is accessible from the Windows Store. Companies can abide the aperture with corporate/line-of-business apps it wants its users to install. Admins optionally can use a Windows Intune add-on for Configuration Manager to apparatus the aggregation aperture app for centralized distribution.

Microsoft additionally appear during the Webcast that Windows Azure Casework for Windows Server is now about accessible to Microsoft's hosting-service providers. Azure Casework for Windows Server, which Microsoft appear  in analysis anatomy aftermost year, adds some of Windows Azure's capabilities to Windows Server. These add-on casework accommodate hosted basic machines; abutment for high-density Web sites; a service-management portal; and a service-management programming interface (codenamed Katal). Microsoft may opt, at some point, to accomplish Azure Casework for Windows Server accessible to its beyond customers, as well.

Microsoft admiral additionally apparent a Web-app-performance ecology account active on Windows Azure and accompaniment to System Center 2012 SP1 accepted as Global Account Monitor. Global Account Monitor is in examination now and will be final in March 2013.

Microsoft is alms Windows Intune at two amount points: A $6 per user per ages adaptation that doesn't accommodate Software Assurance and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Backpack (MDOP) tools, and a $11 per user per ages adaptation that adds Software Assurance/MDOP.

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