Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) gets some new capabilities

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Despite Microsoft’s very public retreat from the smartphone market, the company is adversely putting resources into helping others by way of its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) tool.

Microsoft’s general manager of EMS product marketing Andrew Conway announced today that the company’s EMS tool will be gaining a set of new additions that include:

  • Pass-through authentication with Azure Active Directory, available today in preview, enables secure single sign-on to cloud resources without requiring syncing of passwords to the cloud, or modification to existing on-premises network infrastructure.
  • Microsoft Intune’s new Admin Console in Azure, rolling out in preview, makes setting up integrated security and management scenarios across EMS services even easier.
  • Azure Information Protection updates that provide even greater flexibility and security for protecting data at the file level.  These updates include support for more file types, integration with your on-premises encryption key network, and new options for creating classification and protection policies.

The additions to EMS further prove Microsoft’s drive to empower all users, including those who use non-Microsoft-crafted mobile devices, to do more. Conway also closes his announcement on the note that Microsoft’s EMS tool is gaining wider customer appeal as both Avanade, a digital and cloud service provider and Whole Foods have recently deployed the service.