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Friday Notebook, November 8: Microsoft Ignite; VMworld; App Defense Alliance

Also: Appdome; IGEL; User Enrollment; productivity app inception; Cameyo; and more.

This is our weekly log of desktop virtualization, enterprise mobility, and end user computing news.

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Kyle and Jack: Microsoft Ignite 2019 news: Intune + SCCM = Endpoint Manager; WVD on Azure Stack Hub;  & more. Now with Monday updates, including App Assure for WVD and Edge; IGEL support for WVD; and co-management as a destination.

Jack and Kyle: VMworld 2019 Europe brings plenty more EUC updates. Including integration with Microsoft Endpoint Management; more Workspace ONE Intelligence integration options; a focus on zero trust; and more.

Jack, at Everything EUC: New Apple MDM terms iOS admins should know. Apple introduced a new BYOD-friendly management mode for iOS and macOS and renamed the existing Apple MDM modes. Get up to speed with the three new terms.

Kyle: Microsoft Ignite 2019 security takeaways: Roadmap, MFA, Secure Score, and more. Microsoft dropped an incredible amount of news, so I’m taking a look at some of the security news that interested me.

Industry news

We covered the main Microsoft Ignite and VMworld Europe news in the articles listed above, but of course there was a fire hose of information this week. Here are more stories and announcements that we noted, starting with Ignite:

And here’s more from VMworld:

Under the new App Defense Alliance, Google Play Protect will now also include analysis from mobile threat defense vendors ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium. Google has been scanning apps for malware for years, but now under this partnership, these vendors will “act as another, vital set of eyes” before apps get published. Over the years, we’ve heard reports that third-parties were finding malware that Google missed, so this program obviously addresses that issue. For some more context, look back at our series of articles on real world data from MTD vendors, as well as the Android Security and Privacy report.

Citrix is going to make a bot to add their workflow app functionality into Microsoft Teams. The bot will be able to aggregate access from multiple on-prem and SaaS apps. Here’s the question: Will users spend their day in Teams, or Citrix Workspace? What happens when every product has aggregation capabilities? What are the implications of one workspace aggregator being above or below another? Bottom line, there are a lot of different ways to build an EUC experience.

Here’s what’s new in Citrix Managed Desktop. This includes a new bundle with IGEL, sold by Ingram Micro.

Other reads, news, and notes

Mark your calendars: IGEL Disrupt will be in Nashville, January 27-29, 2020, and Munich, February 4-6.

Next week, I (Jack) will be at the Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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