Beyond MDM—how to protect your data with BYOD and SaaS implemented

Cloud hosted apps and bring your own device (BYOD) trends enable corporate employees to access SaaS applications and data on their personal devices almost anywhere and at any time—but with that mobility and convenience comes the challenge of protecting business data while enabling users to be productive on the go. During Microsoft Ignite, Nasos Kladakis, an expert in private and public cloud solutions, provided the definitive overview on how IT departments can protect their corporate data and continue delivering the mobility and productivity benefits that employees expect and need.

Managing mobile devices goes beyond mechanisms to apply policy or provision software on a device. As discussed on the show, many organizations really have the goal to protect information—which is done via controlling access, ensuring that devices are managed, and then applying rules, policies and controls to the data itself. Check out our recent Office Mechanics show to learn about three areas where IT admins can benefit from Windows, Office and Azure Active Directory integration.

On today’s show, we demonstrate how built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) in Office 365 allows you to set up conditional access to data by a specific device. We also show the resulting user experience. New MDM capabilities were introduced almost a year ago on this Office Mechanics show and are available in Office 365 now, and they get even better when you add Microsoft Intune.

To learn more and see everything in action, watch the show. And if you are an admin already using Office 365, you can start testing out most of the controls today.

See you next week!

—Jeremy Chapman