The essential enterprise mobility management (EMM) resources, version 1912

Now with updated resources for iOS 13, macOS 10.15, and Android 10.

This article is your guide to everything you need to know about enterprise mobility management (EMM) and related topics. If you’re new to EMM, you can learn the basics. If you’re already familiar, bookmark this to find key resources. And if you want to know our world-view on anything, we’ve got that, too.

This article gets updated every few months, most recently on December 12, 2019. Additions include updated Android 10, iOS 13, and macOS 10.15 resources.

For daily EMM news and opinions, head to the BrianMadden.com homepage, our RSS feed, my Twitter account, Kyle’s Twitter, our Friday Notebook series, and our podcast. TechTarget also translates some of our articles into German and French. And here are the blogging tools I use to keep up with the EUC industry.

For community support and commiseration, check out the Mobile Pros Slack group and blog. I also highly recommend the Mac Admins Podcast

What is MDM, MAM, EMM and BYOD?

In 2018, we don’t need to convince anybody that enterprise mobility management, mobile device management, mobile app management, and BYOD are a real thing—they’re all here, established, and mature. I wrote a book on this all the way back in 2013. I don’t have plans to write a new one at this time, so instead, here are articles that explain EUC basics and describe our current worldview:

In August 2019, I started a new series of introductory posts on fellow TechTarget site SearchMobileComputing.com. Some of these include a brief definition of what we mean by “EUC,” and a history of EUC.

Identity management

If EMM applies to the mobile half of the current “mobile/cloud era,” identity and access management is how EUC pros deal with the cloud part:

Mobile security and mobile threat defense

Mobile devices have a completely different threat model than desktop operating systems. See:

Apple and iOS MDM resources

iOS 13 has brought some huge changes for MDM, single sign on, and BYOD. Here is part 1 and part 2 of our full analysis. You should also know some new terms for all the deployment models, like the difference between device enrollment, automated device enrollment, and user enrollments.

Most of Apple’s official iOS and macOS MDM documentation is pretty easy to find these days:

Google and Android MDM resources

We all know the Android MDM story: Originally, Android didn’t have great capabilities, so OEMs like Samsung added their own. Then in 2014 and 2015, Android for Work came along, and now it’s just called Android Enterprise.

Samsung Knox provides EMM features that can be used on top of (and underneath) Android Enterprise. See the SamsungKnox.com homepage and blog (not updated often, but sometimes has posts about new versions of the Knox API.) as well as the Knox SDK and developer tools, support, feature list, and partner program.

Windows 10 MDM and Unified Endpoint Management

Windows 10 brought Modern Management and support for MDM, and now a new trend (and confusing acronym): Unified Endpoint Management. Here are some recent blog posts:

And here are shortcuts to Microsoft’s documentation:

EMM and EUC vendor resources

Most of the vendors have opened up their documents so that you don’t need to be a customer to read them. Check out:

IoT and other platforms

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