Recently Microsoft announced a new MDM (mobile device management) end-point for
Office 365 users. The new MDM software allows Office 365 administrators of
businesses, enterprises, EDU and government facilities to easily determine
accessibility to Office 365 data for users on their system.
Because MDM is built directly in to Office 365, users can continue to use
their current productivity apps. Microsoft claims that this MDM is
superior to third-party MDM's that replace productivity apps with
all-in-one apps for corporate emails, calendars and documents.
Here are some of the features included in the MDM for Office 365:
Remotely wipe a mobile device
If a device is lost or stolen, you can remove sensitive organizational data and
help prevent access to your organization’s Office 365 resources by doing a wipe
from Office 365 admin center >mobile device management. You can do a selective
wipe to remove only organizational data or a full wipe to delete all information
from a device and restore it to its factory settings.
Policy settings for mobile devices
If you create a policy to block access with certain settings turned on,
users will be blocked from accessing Office 365 resources when using a supported
app that is listed in access control for Office 365 email and documents. The
settings that can block users from accessing Office 365 resources are in these
-Managed email profile
Set and manage security policies such as device level pin lock and jailbreak
detection to help prevent unauthorized users from accessing corporate email and
data on lost or stolen devices.
If some of these features sound familiar, they are. Microsoft Intune
already has many of the same capabilities. Integrating these features
directly to Office 365, allows these features to be accessed more broadly.
If you want to see the entire list of features for Microsoft's new MDM for Office 365