Here’s what happened and what was interesting in the enterprise mobility and end user computing space in the week leading up to November 18, 2016. We won’t do a Friday notebook next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, but we’ll cover anything we missed on Friday, December 2.
Microsoft had an event called Connect(); // 2016 this week, and here’s an overview from TechTarget’s UK property, Computer Weekly. For some background, check out Tim Mangan’s recent article about Microsoft’s app strategy. There were several announcements at the event, including:
- Visual Studio for Mac (preview) is out
- Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation
- Google is joining the .NET foundation, and Samsung is supporting .NET on Tizen.
OneLogin, the identity and access management as a service vendor, has acquired a mobile app management vendor. I (Jack here) talked to them this week, and I’ll do a full write up next week.
Mobile security vendor Kryptowire discovered cheaper Android devices that purposefully siphon off data and send it to third-party servers without users’ consent. Yikes. Or maybe just a misunderstanding. But mostly yikes.
- What’s new in VMware Workspace One. Plus AirWatch 9.0, which we heard about at Connect, is GA.
- MobileIron Core 9.2 is out, and here are recent MobileIron Cloud updates—there’s a lot in both of these. They’ve also enhanced Access, their identity integration feature set, so that it can now create SSO tokens on its own.
- Recent new features in Citrix ShareFile.
Avast is now offering an enterprise-oriented mobile app security assessment program.
Gabe and I enjoyed hosting our first BrianMadden.com After Hours event in Washington, DC, this Thursday—thanks to everybody who joined us. I you were there in person, we mentioned a few articles and resources you should check out, so those are listed below. If you’re in Minneapolis, you can join us on December 6.
If you were at our event in DC on Thursday night, we mentioned a few extra resources you should check out. Here they are:
- Tim Mangan’s articles about Microsoft’s app strategy and Windows 10 security
- Gabe’s articles about DaaS in 2016 (see above, under Blog posts)
- Jack’s list of EMM resources
- Our article about MobileIron Bridge, their Windows 10 solution
- For some context about when we’ll truly get to EMM, I mentioned Bill Gates Internet Memo from 1994, and Satya Nadella’s Platform and services memo. More on these here.