Microsoft is really upping the game with its Office 365 offering. At the recent TechEd Europe event, Microsoft announced new security, compliance and privacy capabilities for Office 365. They would include mobile device management (MDM), expansion of data loss prevention (DLP) technologies and the ability to encrypt on a per-file basis.
Access to MDM capabilities for Office 365 users is a great benefit, especially for the solo and small business market that can’t normally afford the MDM platform to manage mobile devices. The new MDM capabilities are scheduled to roll out in the first quarter of 2015. You’ll then be able to manage mobile devices running iOS, Android and Windows Phone. You can read more about the MDM capabilities here.