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This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness.

What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac, iOS or tvOS devices. With a mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management solution like VMware AirWatch, IT can:

  • Customize device settings;
  • Activate and supervise devices over the air; and
  • Enable users to setup their own devices out of the box.

[Related: 27 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

What IT challenges does the Device Enrollment Program help address?

The Device Enrollment Program solves several critical requirements for corporate-owned devices. First, organizations save time and money by eliminating high-touch processes for IT. DEP takes configuration time to zero. Deployment of corporate-owned devices with DEP means zero-touch configuration for IT, eliminates staging and automates device configuration.

Second, onboarding iOS or macOS devices is streamlined for users. Based on the settings IT configured, users are prompted through Setup Assistant (skipping through any unnecessary screens). Users only need to authenticate and don&#rsquo;t need to be tech savvy to get the content, apps and email they need on their smartphones.

Finally, supervising iOS devices over the air is possible with the DEP. With supervision, administrators have more control over the device and can disable features like AirDrop, the App Store and account modification. They can also enable features like password protection. Also, the MDM profile cannot be removed, which eliminates the possibility of un-enrollment to protect data and investments in devices and provides the best user experience possible.

What role does AirWatch play in Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program?

To utilize the Device Enrollment Program, MDM capabilities like those part of VMware AirWatch are required. AirWatch integrates with the Device Enrollment Program, enabling organizations to automatically import devices in the console based on order history. Then, administrators can easily configure settings, apply profiles, assign applications and set restrictions that will apply automatically when users unbox devices.

[Related: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered]

How can I join the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

First, enroll with Apple and register your organization&#rsquo;s information to create an account and designate your administrators. Next, configure your device settings and Setup Assistant steps in the AirWatch console. You then can ship devices directly to your users.

For more information, check out Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program Guide.

What are the device requirements for the Apple Device Enrollment Program?

The devices must be corporate-owned and purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.*

*The Device Enrollment Program may not be supported by all Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

Where is the Device Enrollment Program available?

The Device Enrollment Program is available in 34 countries: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Czech Republic,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany, Greece,Hong Kong,Hungary,India,Ireland,Italy,Japan,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands, NewZealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Singapore,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom andUnitedStates.

What’s available for education with the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

Both Apple and AirWatch give special consideration to unique education use cases. With Apple School Manager (ASM), Apple has delivered a central place for account creation, role definitions and content purchases. To support ASM, AirWatch designed a console section for education to setup mobile deployments and streamline management of teachers, students, classes, apps and more—whether you have a 1:1 or shared device deployment. After importing data from Apple School Manager, use AirWatch to:

  • Match devices with students or classes;
  • Assign applications (to users or devices); and
  • Configure the new Classroom application, allowing teachers to guide learning on iPads.

Students quickly choose the device with their photo displayed once their teacher has started the class.

Visit apple.com/business/dep/ and apple.com/education/it/ to learn more about the Device Enrollment Program.

 

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IT Empire Strikes Back, New iPad Pro Rumors & the App-teligent Digital Workspace

The IT empire strikes back. Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old […]]> The IT empire strikes back.

Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old battle of wills here.

The Apple rumor mill keeps on milling.

Today, MacRumors dove into the latest Apple rumblings with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro rumors. Could it be real? According to the report, there&#rsquo;s a &#rsquo;greater than 70% chance.&#rdquo; Dive into the rumor mill here.

Your lack of app-telligence astounds me.

VMware announced some BIG news on the enterprise app front. With the acquisition of Apteligent, SVP Sumit Dhawan says VMware&#rsquo;s digital workspace platform can:

&#rsquo;Help development teams prioritize issues and address app performance challenges faster, improving application uptime and user experience, reducing churn rate and facilitating better collaboration.&#rdquo;

Dive into the details here.

You go, Google.

With its new mobile operating system (OS), Android Go, smartphones might just become the globally ubiquitous devices we&#rsquo;ve always been promised. Engadget speculates: &#rsquo;Soon enough you won&#rsquo;t be able to use high prices as an excuse to avoid smartphones.&#rdquo; Taking it further in this article, tech expert Chris Velazco says Android Go will help Google go even further on its quest to dominate underserved and developing countries. Read more here.

Android phone home.

&#rsquo;The latest Windows 10 preview release adds notifications for incoming calls to Android phones, but Microsoft apologizes that not all testers will get access to the smart videoediting tool, Story Remix.&#rdquo; —Liam Tung, ZDNet

Get more highlights of the Windows 10 updated preview builds here.

Office 365 provisioning made easy.

This week, VMware AirWatch released its new how-to guide for provisioning Office 2016 on macOS devices. The easy-to-follow steps and screenshots help you leverage custom settings XML, custom attributes, files, actions and products. Get the free whitepaper here.

Coming to a city or laptop near you.

  • Citrix Synergy next week in Orlando. Come visit VMware&#rsquo;s booth 309.
  • VMware SociaLabs, Introduction to Mobile Device Management (MDM) with AirWatch May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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What Happens at Dell EMC World—Gets Shared in Top Mobile News!

VMware, Dell and you. Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies. That&#rsquo;s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the evolution of our unified endpoint management (UEM) solution. […]]> VMware, Dell and you.

Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies.

That&#rsquo;s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the evolution of our unified endpoint management (UEM) solution.

Windows 10 expert Aditya Kunduri talks about complete Dell PC management with AirWatch at Dell EMC World.

Use Oracle? Read this!

Through one platform, with access to advanced security features, you can now manage and secure hundreds of Oracle enterprise apps—and custom apps built on Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (OMCS). Our partnership with Oracle lends the simplicity and security of AirWatch and VMware Workspace ONE to one of the most common enterprise app names in the Apple App Store.

Enterprise IoT becomes reality.

We also announced a new way to get Internet of Things (IoT) projects off the ground. VMware Pulse IoT Center is designed to be the &#rsquo;nervous system for enterprise IoT,&#rdquo; said PCWorld, with AirWatch to manage devices and VMware vRealize Operations to monitor infrastructure.

IoT devices must be connected, secured and managed, said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger on stage at Dell EMC World.

Quote of the Week

&#rsquo;In a couple years, you&#rsquo;re going to be talking to your refrigerator. You&#rsquo;re going to look crazy talking to it, but you are going to be talking to your refrigerator, your Alexa, your TV and so on … Enterprises have to be consumer-like … You and I are going to come and talk to things at work and expect it to talk back.&#rdquo;
—Bask Iyer, CIO of VMware and Dell, with theCUBE at Dell EMC World 2017

We&#rsquo;re putting Google to work.

Deploying and managing Android devices? See how much faster you can do it all with VMware AirWatch 9.1 in these five Android management GIFS.

Plus, with AirWatch 9.1, you can choose from new enrollment workflows for Android enterprise devices. Here&#rsquo;s your guide to Android enterprise enrollment.

Can Android do that?

Can you set up Android work managed devices without ever touching them? What about Windows 10—can you remotely wipe Windows 10 laptops?

These are some of the top questions IT pros asked during our AirWatch 9.1 webinar. Find out the answers here.

2 more reasons to update Windows 10:

1) Microsoft ended support this week for the very first version of Windows 10 (1507).

2) The next major update enables you to seamlessly switch from PC to smartphone. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, announced this week at Microsoft Build 2017, you&#rsquo;ll be able to pick up where you left off on Windows, iOS and Android devices and copy from a PC and paste to a mobile device.

Get schooled:

  • Midwest Management Summit (MMS), May 15–18at Mall of America
  • VMware SociaLabs, Introduction to Mobile Device Management (MDM) with AirWatch May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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Apple Takes the Wearables Lead, Decoding Win10 S, Internet 4.0 & More Top Mobile News

Sorry, Fitbit, there&#rsquo;s a new sheriff in town. With nearly 60% growth in shipments in Q1 this year, Apple Watch officially became the king of the consumer wearables castle, according to CNBC. Fitbit, which was the long-time market leader, dropped to second after a 35% decline in Q1. Get the mobile news in your inbox […]]> Sorry, Fitbit, there&#rsquo;s a new sheriff in town.

With nearly 60% growth in shipments in Q1 this year, Apple Watch officially became the king of the consumer wearables castle, according to CNBC. Fitbit, which was the long-time market leader, dropped to second after a 35% decline in Q1.

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This is not the password you&#rsquo;re looking for.

A little post-Star Wars Day reference to lighten what is a painful, soul-sucking experience for mobile workers everywhere. You know it. We know it. Juggling passwords and jumping through log-in hoops is a pain. Thankfully, the force is with us.

A new survey revealed the top 10 identity and access management challenges for IT—and a new way forward for easier and more secure access from anywhere.

Get the free eBook here.

S is for security.

Microsoft introduced a new cloud-based version of Windows 10 this week: Windows 10 S.

VMware&#rsquo;s Aditya Kunduri breaks down the new operating system (OS):

&#rsquo;At its core, the &#rsquo;S&#rdquo; stands for simplicity and security, and fully embraces the modern,mobile-cloudarchitecture and management model.&#rdquo;

Get the lowdown on the new features, capabilities and how it impacts your endpoint management strategy here.

IoT to the rescue.

Lovingly called Internet 4.0 by the guys in the know, the Internet of Things (IoT) is more than just things. This new movement in our technology evolution has the potential to change the way we do everything.

Dive into a microcosm of the vast Internet 4.0 world with a sneak peek into how it impacts supply chains. Because, hey, if I can get my Prime delivery of soap, ketchup and socks even faster, I&#rsquo;m in.

Take it to the next level.

Of network security, that is. VMware AirWatch senior solutions architect Shardul Navare answers those questions we&#rsquo;ve all been asking:

  • What actually does micro-segmentation mean?
  • What tech do I need to make our mobile deployment secure from device to data center?
  • How does VMware NSX work with AirWatch?

Dive in here.

Coming Up Next:

  • Dell EMC World, booth 1143, May 8–11 in Vegas
  • Citrix Synergy, booth 309, May 23-25 in Orlando
  • VMware SociaLabs, May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & VMware AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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In Top Mobile News: Windows 10 Smartwatches & Android-Supported Laptops

Windows 10 smartwatches come to the enterprise. It&#rsquo;s 1.54 inches, runs Universal Windows Applications, secure and built to &#rsquo;survive a hard day at work,&#rdquo; saidMicrosoft. The TrekStor IoT Wearable runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things. Microsoft will reveal more soon on the smartwatch for healthcare, […]]> Windows 10 smartwatches come to the enterprise.

It&#rsquo;s 1.54 inches, runs Universal Windows Applications, secure and built to &#rsquo;survive a hard day at work,&#rdquo; saidMicrosoft. The TrekStor IoT Wearable runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things. Microsoft will reveal more soon on the smartwatch for healthcare, manufacturing, retail and other industries.

Migrating to Windows 10—everyone&#rsquo;s doing it.

By the end of this year, 85% of enterprises will have started deploying Windows 10, according to a newGartnersurvey. The top reason to migrate? Nearly half of respondents said it’s improved security.

You may be putting Office 365 apps at risk.

Mobile application management (MAM) helps you control Microsoft Office 365 apps—but there are limitations to an application-onlysecurity framework. Worried?Find out the risks and more comprehensive solutions here.

Are you thinking what I&#rsquo;m thinking?

Chrome could soon predict what you&#rsquo;re searching for in other Android apps based on the last website you visited in the mobile browser. The &#rsquo;Copyless Paste&#rdquo; feature spotted in development would use machine learning to guess what text you&#rsquo;ll enter next.

Google also updated thelistof Chromebook laptops planned to support Android apps, bumping the total from six to more than 80 devices, reportsThe Verge.

Personal privacy matters to enterprise security, too.

Mobile surveillance is a growing threat to individual privacyandto enterprise data. Bring-your-own (BYO) devices that allow apps to collect personal data, &#rsquo;open the door to corporate hacks, stolen business data and crippling cyber attacks.&#rdquo; Read more fromAppthority President Domingo Guerraon what you can do.

Wonder why workers won&#rsquo;t use the apps you deploy?

Blame it on shorter attention spans. About 7% of users won&#rsquo;t use a new work app for each extra step it takes to get started. So if it takes six extra steps, about 42% of workers won&#rsquo;t use a new app. Read more on theVMware EUC Blog.

Tweet of the Week

Renu Upadhyay, director of product marketing at VMware, on this week&#rsquo;s CMSWire Tweet Jam, &#rsquo;Optimizing the Employee Experience:&#rdquo;

 

 

It&#rsquo;s time for a change of scenery.

This year&#rsquo;s largest VMware event, VMworld, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprise mobility experts. You’ll hear from Sumit Dhawan, Blake Brannon, Noah Wasmer and other end-user computing (EUC) leaders. Register now for early-bird rates, and get all the details at theAirWatch Blog.

Up next:

  • Join our SociaLab—Introduction to Mobile Device Management (MDM) with AirWatch—May 2 in Houston.
  • &#rsquo;Realize Your Digital Future&#rdquo; May 8–11 atDell EMC Worldin Vegas.
  • Unlock mobility withderived credentials and AirWatchJune 23 online.
  • Don&#rsquo;t miss anexclusive AirWatch experience atVMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas.

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Firefox & Chrome Threats Top This Week’s Mobile News

Beware, Firefox and Chrome users. Wordfence reported this week that Firefox and Chrome web browsers are vulnerable to a new threat that lulls users into providing log-in credentials and personal information on fake look-alike sites. Read how to identity these fake sites and protect your personal and work information via today&#rsquo;s AirWatch blog. Microsoft marches […]]> Beware, Firefox and Chrome users.

Wordfence reported this week that Firefox and Chrome web browsers are vulnerable to a new threat that lulls users into providing log-in credentials and personal information on fake look-alike sites. Read how to identity these fake sites and protect your personal and work information via today&#rsquo;s AirWatch blog.

Microsoft marches along with Windows 10.

Microsoft announced this week that it will target March and September every year for major releases to its Windows 10 operating system (OS). Following last month&#rsquo;s Creators Update, we can look forward to the next major release in September.

The Verge reports that this announcement implies Windows 10 is Microsoft&#rsquo;s go-to OS for the foreseeable future. To learn how Windows 10 impacts your business, check out this great series from our very own Windows 10 team.

How do I look?

According to a new blog on Radius, you might be able to skip the dreaded dressing room soon. Virtual reality headsets could help you try on clothes at your favorite retailer from the comfort (and realistic lighting) of your living room. Read more about this new VR experience and other IoT innovations in retail here.

Free Apple apps for everyone!

Who doesn&#rsquo;t love freebies? On Tuesday, Apple updated three of its most popular iOS and Mac apps—iMovie, GarageBand and iWork suite. Once costing upwards of $20, these apps are now free to users. Macworld argues, however, that there&#rsquo;s no such thing as a free lunch.

Adventures in AirWatch.

Wondering how to easily enroll your company&#rsquo;s iOS fleet in mobility management? Or enable secure per-app VPN? VMware AirWatch&#rsquo;s technical team churned out three how-to blogs to help you make the most of your deployments. Check them out here.

Event horizon.

  • Virtual Event on April 27: Mastering Windows (2.0)
  • Webinar on April 27: NSX-AirWatch Customer Success Story with Vallejo Sanitation
  • On-Demand Events:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA
  • &#rsquo;Realize Your Digital Future&#rdquo; May 8-11 at Dell-EMC World in Vegas

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Windows 10 in Top Mobile News: What Enterprises Need to Know

What&#rsquo;s next for Windows 10 in the enterprise? Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes enhanced security features. Next on the agenda: Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 update due in 2017, Redstone 3. Now, enterprise IT organizations can test such new builds of Windows 10 Enterprise. That&#rsquo;s because […]]> What&#rsquo;s next for Windows 10 in the enterprise?

Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes enhanced security features. Next on the agenda: Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 update due in 2017, Redstone 3.

Now, enterprise IT organizations can test such new builds of Windows 10 Enterprise. That&#rsquo;s because Microsoft also recently launched the Windows Insider Program for Business to accelerate enterprise adoption, reports InfoWorld.

Businesses have good reason to adopt Windows 10. Enterprises can save an estimated $515 per employee over three years, according to an updated analysis from Microsoft and Forrester.

+Register for the free virtual event on April 27 from Windows IT Pro: Mastering Windows 10 (2.0).

Watch the State of the AppConfig Community.

It&#rsquo;s been one year since the launch of AppConfig, a community focused on accelerating the adoption of mobile apps in business. Membership has grown from just four to 19 enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers and from 60 to 90 independent software vendors (ISVs). Learn more about what the Community has accomplished in the AppConfig Community Annual Report.

Here&#rsquo;s how you&#rsquo;ll spot the weakest link in your supply chain.

In the not-too-distant future, supply chain managers will quickly solve problems in the field—from transportation models to conveyor belts—without leaving the office. Researchers say augmented reality (AR) could save businesses big money by visualizing complex data right in front of managers&#rsquo; eyes. Read about the possibilities in The Wall Street Journal.

Not every business is a digital business—yet.

Only about 5 percent of companies have digitally transformed, according to a new survey from Enterprise Strategy Group and Dell EMC. SiliconANGLE reports that 12 percent have not or have barely started transforming, and 83 percent still need to invest in or fully implement new technology.

The few that are digitally mature spend more on new projects than maintenance, see more cooperation in IT and are more likely to exceed revenue goals.

What does a digital workspace mean to you?

That&#rsquo;s what we asked attendees during EUC Insights 2017. Hundreds replied. Read some of the responses now on the VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Quote of the Week

&#rsquo;The digital workspace is mobility without limitations.&#rdquo;
—EUC Insights 2017 attendee

Upcoming events:

  • Interactive Hands-on Labs:VMware SociaLabs
  • Webinar on April 18: Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment and VMware AirWatch EMM
  • Webinar on April 19: Explore the Latest AirWatch 9.1 Release
  • Webinar on April 21: Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 3, Your Path to Workspace ONE using Identity Manager
  • Virtual Event on April 27: Mastering Windows (2.0)
  • Webinar on April 27: NSX-AirWatch Customer Success Story with Vallejo Sanitation
  • On-Demand Events:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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For Your Own Safety, Read This Week’s Top Mobile News

Apple updates galore—and it&#rsquo;s for your own safety. Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes, warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability. But great news on the enterprise mobility side: […]]> Apple updates galore—and it&#rsquo;s for your own safety.

Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes, warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability.

But great news on the enterprise mobility side: AirWatch announced same-day support and some pretty cool iOS and Apple TV capabilities coming in its 9.1 release. Claire Feeney gives us the details here.

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In a Galaxy far, far away…

From its Unpacked event in NYC (okay, so maybe not so &#rsquo;far away&#rdquo; …), Samsung launched its new Galaxy S8 device that &#rsquo;breaks through the confines of the smartphone screen.&#rdquo; Check it out here.

For businesses, Samsung also announced its new &#rsquo;desktop experience&#rdquo;—or DeX—technology. When paired with a leading digital workspace solution, like VMware Workspace ONE, end users can experience a full desktop experience on their S8 smartphone. Productivity &#rsquo;Unpacked.&#rdquo; Read more here.

Time to plug that leak.

Security leak, that is. Wandera&#rsquo;s David Renwick effectively scares us half to death with his new blog. He details the security threats that slip through the once-secure IT perimeter, thanks to workers&#rsquo; smartphones and seemingly innocent apps. Read this blog with the lights on.

352 billion mobile app downloads. Say what?!

App Annie projected this week that mobile app store revenue will exceed $139 billion in 2021, thanks to a forecasted 352 billion app downloads. Um, wow. Dive into the numbers on TechCrunch.

It&#rsquo;s so tiny!

For only $55, you can get the world&#rsquo;s smallest smartphone. The Posh Mobile Micro X, also called the &#rsquo;anti-phablet,&#rdquo; is available unlocked on Amazon today.

Father Android gets back in the game.

Android OS creator Andy Rubin hit social this week testing his new smartphone company&#rsquo;s first device.

I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017

 

April&#rsquo;s To-Do List

  • Register for aVMware SociaLabin your city
  • Webinar: Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 2
  • Webinar: Explore the Latest AirWatch 9.1 Release
  • VMUG Webcast: Modernizing Windows 10 Management for the Mobile-Cloud Era
  • On Demand: EUC Insights 2017
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

     

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Google Buckles Down on Android Security, Plus More Top Mobile News

Google plans to ramp up Android security in 2017. Google shared in a security year in review post this week that, &#rsquo;About half of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in the previous year.&#rdquo; To improve that number, Google plans to make it easier for both […]]> Google plans to ramp up Android security in 2017.

Google shared in a security year in review post this week that, &#rsquo;About half of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in the previous year.&#rdquo; To improve that number, Google plans to make it easier for both manufacturers and their more than 1.4 billion users to deploy and apply security patches this year.

Google also noted that, &#rsquo;Google Play continues to be the safest place for Android users to download their apps.&#rdquo; Devices that downloaded apps only from Google Play had a year-over-year decrease in Potentially Harmful Apps (PHAs) installed, while total Android devices showed a slight increase in PHAs present.

SIY: Secure It Yourself.

It&#rsquo;s about time all smartphone users take mobile security seriously. So we rounded up seven simple ways to secure your smartphone, plus special considerations for enterprise IT admins. Step one, disk encryption …

VMware AirWatch is certified secure.

AirWatch mobile device management (MDM) and the AirWatch MDM Agent underwent rigorous testing last month and earned NIAP Common Criteria Certification. We&#rsquo;re delighted to provide technology that meets the highest regulatory standards and strictest security requirements.

Welcome to admin&#rsquo;s adventures in enrollment land.

Do you feel like you&#rsquo;re going down a rabbit hole figuring out Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) configurations for iOS enrollment? Follow one of these four common enrollment scenarios, along with the AirWatch settings for each recommended by our expert.

This isn&#rsquo;t a popularity contest, but …

Apple iPhone 6s was the best-selling smartphone of 2016, according to an IHS Markit analysis. Samsung smartphones also accounted for half of the 10 most popular devices of 2016.

Here&#rsquo;s the game plan:

  • Attending the VMware-sponsored mobility track at Enterprise Connectin Orlando? Find us at booth 1007 at the expo, March 27–29.
  • Join VMware and KuppingerCole this Tuesday for a webinar on Creating Secure and Unified Next-Generation Workspaces.
  • Starting March 30, we&#rsquo;re kicking off our free, interactive hands-on labs where you&#rsquo;ll get step-by-step guidance on AirWatch and Workspace ONE. Register for a VMware SociaLab in your city.
  • Discover your path to VMware Workspace ONE using AirWatch during our April 12 webinar. Register to Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 2.
  • Last week, we announced a new AirWatch release. Now, sign up for our webinar to see the enhancements in AirWatch 9.1 on April 19.
  • Act fast to catch EUC Insights 2017 on demand!
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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“Any Device” Promise Gets Real, Apple OS Updates & More Top Mobile News

Give the people what they want. Earlier this week, VMware announced exciting updates to its digital workspace platform. New VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch updates focus on giving the people what they want: simple access on any device—and I mean any device. Check out Blake Brannon&#rsquo;s overview of the updates here, which include: Unified […]]> Give the people what they want.

Earlier this week, VMware announced exciting updates to its digital workspace platform. New VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch updates focus on giving the people what they want: simple access on any device—and I mean any device.

Check out Blake Brannon&#rsquo;s overview of the updates here, which include:

  • Unified endpoint management for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows 10 and things.
  • New functionality and capabilities for work productivity apps.
  • Real-time threat detection and remediation;
  • New pricing and packaging.

[Related: Productivity Apps Spotlight: Updates for VMware Boxer, Content Locker, Browser & Socialcast]

What the industry&#rsquo;s saying…

Media and analysts cranked out reviews of the new Workspace ONE and AirWatch 9.1 updates. Here&#rsquo;s a roundup of the coverage:

  • A Quick Rundown of VMware&#rsquo;s AirWatch & Workspace ONE Announcements Today, brianmadden.com
  • VMware Updates Workspace ONE to Include AirWatch, eWeek
  • Windows 10 Patch Management Comes to EMM in VMware AirWatch 9.1, TechTarget

The updates are coming! The updates are coming!

Apple&#rsquo;s getting ready to crank out new updates to iOS and macOS. Claire Feeney breaks down what you need to do to get your mobile business ready and compatible with iOS 10.3. Dive in here.

Mobile is now the official king of videos.

A new study reports that mobile now accounts for 54% of all online video viewing. The trend is moving so quickly upwards that Fortune reported Netflix is looking at optimizing a bunch of its programs specifically for mobile viewing.

Would you view your favorite flick on your smallest devices? Will this trend influence the way your company delivers its videos to workers and customers? Share your preferences in the comments.

Show me some identification.

&#rsquo;With some 1.5 billion people across the globe lacking a proper, verifiable form of identification, the solution could already be in their pockets, in the form of a high-speed connected, portable and secure device.&#rdquo;
—Neil Hughes, One World Identity

Check out new in-display tech advancements that could mean showing some ID is as easy as a fingerprint on the screen.

On the event horizon:

  • Enterprise Connectwith VMware at Booth 1007: March 27-30, Orlando
  • Creating Secure and Unified Next Generation Workspaceswith VMware and KuppingerCole: March 28, 10 a.m. EST (7 a.m. PST), online
  • Webinar: What&#rsquo;s New in Workspace ONE & AirWatch 9.1
  • Now Available on Demand:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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