As we un-deck the halls, unceremoniously evict the final scraps of turkey from the fridge, and get back into the groove of work to make a purposeful and positive start to the new year, there are still elements of 2015 that we can make use of as we begin 2016.
The following video is a recording of a webinar from last September, exploring the way Microsoft's Enterprise Management Suite can be used in Education to manage a range cross-platform devices on a school, college or university network, as well as looking at some of the extended functionality and benefits of Intune:
Enterprise Mobility Suite in Education - webinar - September 2015
To provide some further context to the webinar, Microsoft Colleges and Schools Business Manager Anthony Nneke, who hosted the session, has written the following accompanying text to shed some further light onto the subject.
A common priority for my customers is planning around mobile learning, remote learning, embracing remote workers & mobile workers. While there is much talk and rightly so regarding empowering students with skills for future jobs, the reality is that students, staff and all of us as consumers use a multitude of different devices - something that is mirrored in the world of business. So how do our customers manage those multitude of devices within their institution. How do they provide the same consistency, experience, use of applications and security for each user if they are using a mixed brand of devices? How do they remain secure and can confidently say they have the security in place against modern threats to software and infrastructure? What is the true cost to an organisation/Institution?
What does a service that provides peace of mind for all of the above look like, and how are our customers currently achieving this peace of mind? Well if I speak to many of my customers they do not have that peace of mind, and like most businesses, they have learnt to work around this due to lack of resource, budget other priorities. With this in mind, we'd like to raise awareness of our service Enterprise Mobility Suite.
What is Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite? What does it Do? The most popular component of our Enterprise Mobility Suite is Intune the Mobile Device Management piece that manages iPads, Android and of course Windows Devices remotely too. However, did you know that the Enterprise Mobility Suite also provides the below:
Azure Active Directory Premium to easily manage identities across on-premises and cloud with single sign-on, self-service & multi-factor authentication for any application
Azure Rights Managements for encryption, identity, and authorisation to secure corporate files and email across smartphones, tablets and PCs
Advanced Threat Analytics to identify suspicious activities and advanced threats in near real time, with simple, actionable reporting
System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune to manage and protect corporate apps and data on almost any device with MDM and MAM
Microsoft has the only enterprise mobility solution designed to help manage and protect users, devices, apps (PC or mobile), and data. Not only is Microsoft the most comprehensive solution, it’s a great value and can save you money. Based on a recent Total Economic Impact (TEI) study by Forrester the payback on EMS can be a matter of months. You can download the Forrester Whitepaper – “The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)” here.
We currently have offers regarding EMS where if when EMS is purchased across the FTE count Intune is provided at no additional cost for Students, and Microsoft are also offering EMS Adoption funds/Offer of $15 per user subscribed to EMS*. This is only available for a limited time End of March 2016. This in most cases can mean the adoption funds made available to you are often more than the cost of your Licences. Minimum requirement for the Adoption funds are a purchase of 150 licences if you want to take advantage of this offer and learn about what other discounts could be available then please talk to your Microsoft Account Manager or the EMS team today.
You can view our Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Roadmap to see what’s recently been made available, what’s in public preview and what’s currently in development – including the Intune Service Updates, Azure AD Connect, Azure AD App Proxy, Azure RemoteApp, etc.
If you’re interested in a follow-up call or meeting to discuss how Microsoft could fit into your mobility strategy moving forward, then please email Anthony Nneke.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/enterprise-mobility/overview.aspx.