Mobile Device Management in Office 365

Since TechEd in Barcelona this fall, where Microsoft announced that they would include Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities in Office 365, beyond the existing features from Exchange server, I have tried to catch any information released around it’s feature set and how it would distinguish itself from Microsoft Intune.

Finally end of March this year some solid information were released in this article: Overview built-in Mobile Device Management for Office 365and with more detailed description of the capabilities of the release here: Capabilities of built-in Mobile Device Management for Office 365

These released information came about the same time as Microsoft announced the general availability of the new Office 365 features in this article: Built-in mobile device management now generally available for Office 365 commercial plans

As my company is enrolled for First Releases I eagerly awaited the features to pop in our Office 365 Admin Center, but apparently Microsoft takes their time (4-6 weeks) as stated in the blog post mentioned above.

So for now I am still waiting – with more information on it’s capabilities I should say – but never the less still waiting.

I hope they have come round to upgrade our tenant in time for my next blog post where I will cover my experiences with the new features.

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