Mobile Management with Windows* 8.1 How-To Guide
Changes in technology in recent years have increased users’ expectations for being able to connect to corporate resources from wherever users might be—and from an increasing number of devices. Touch features in Windows* 8 coupled with energy-saving innovations in 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Atom™ processors have made Windows PCs attractive as mobile devices. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2* introduce a number of new features that help increase user productivity on mobile Windows devices while making mobile management and secure access to corporate resources from non-domain joined devices possible.
This guide walks you through configuring Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 to take advantage of these four new features:
• Workplace Join
• Web Application Proxy
• Work Folders
• Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM)
Beyond exploring this new feature set, this paper also provides guidance on configuring Windows Intune* to work with the OMA DM protocol built into Windows 8.1. However, unless coupled with other solutions like Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager*, Windows Intune cannot take advantage of all of the capabilities of the built-in OMA DM agent.