AirWatch to Provide Same-Day Support for Windows Phone 8.1

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EMM leader will present two webinars on Windows Phone 8.1 with Microsoft on April 10 and 15

ATLANTA – April 3, 2014 – AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today that the AirWatch EMM platform will extend complete, same-day support for Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft publically announced Windows Phone 8.1 at BUILD 2014, and the update will be available for end users in the near future.

Windows Phone 8.1 provides enhanced security features and additional enterprise-grade capabilities that organizations can leverage through AirWatch. The update also simplifies the enrollment process for end users. With the added support of Windows Phone 8.1 to the AirWatch platform, IT administrators can centrally manage their entire fleet of devices running on Windows and other mobile platforms, including rugged devices, smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs.

By managing Windows Phone 8.1 devices with AirWatch, enterprises will be able to experience:

  • Flexible self-enrollment with support for branding, terms of use and multi-factor authentication
  • Device restrictions to disable browsers, app stores, camera and more
  • Remote commands for device lock, passcode reset and ring device
  • Real-time MDM configurations through push notifications
  • Advanced certificate management with SCEP and S/MIME
  • Silent over-the-air app installation and removal
  • Configuration of Wi-Fi, VPN and email
  • App whitelisting and blacklisting

“Customers will be able to take immediate advantage of the new Windows Phone 8.1 features for the enterprise on the day of release, as they leverage AirWatch for centralized management of their ecosystem of Microsoft enterprise solutions and devices,” said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. “The pace of mobile innovation continues to accelerate, and by providing same-day support for Microsoft’s update, we enable our customers to smoothly execute on their next generation of mobile initiatives.”

The AirWatch EMM platform delivers comprehensive management for Windows platforms, including:

  • Windows Phone 7, 8 and now 8.1
  • Windows 8, 8.1, RT and RT 8.1 for laptops, notebooks and tablets
  • Windows CE 4, 5 and 6 as well as Windows Mobile 5.x, 6.1 and 6.5

Once Windows Phone 8.1 is publically available, AirWatch will enable Windows Phone 8.1 capabilities in global trial and pre-production cloud environments.  Software will be updated based on normal change management notification periods and customer coordination. AirWatch apps compatible with Windows Phone 8.1 include the AirWatch Agent, Secure Content Locker™ and AirWatch Browser. AirWatch Inbox for Windows Phone 8.1 will be coming soon.

Additional Resources

  • Register for an AirWatch webinar on Windows Phone 8.1
  • Watch a video on Windows Phone 8.1 enterprise features
  • Learn more about Windows Phone 8.1 on the AirWatch blog

About AirWatch by VMware

AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 10,000 global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content, and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions across device types and use cases, including complete EMM for corporate and line of business deployments, and containerized solutions for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch is based in Atlanta and can be found online at www.air-watch.com. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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