The Friday notebook - November 18, 2016

Here’s all the news in EUC, EMM, and desktop virtualization. Plus if you were at our event in Washington, DC, we have links to articles we talked about.

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:

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.

Brian Madden (the person, not this website) has invested in FSLogix. This is Brian’s first activity in the IT space since stepping back from IT and this website at the end of July.

Product updates:

Avast is now offering an enterprise-oriented mobile app security assessment program.

Blog posts

Jack: More action in the Mac management space: A new player, Fleetsmith, has arrived.

Gabe: DaaS in 2016, Part 1: The challenges have become more apparent

Gabe: DaaS in 2016, Part 2: The use cases and technology have matured


Gabe and I enjoyed hosting our first 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:

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