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Microsoft's strategy on identity management aimed squarely at cloud-based services

Ellen Messmer | Aug. 15, 2014
Microsoft's strategy for providing customers with identity management options is increasingly reliant on cloud-based methods of authentication and access control for provisioning of Windows-based mobile devices as well as Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

Through the secure "container" in Enterprise Mobility Suite, which can separate out personal or business apps the employee use has, the IT administrator can remotely wipe content related to business without interfering with the employee's personal apps. This is specifically helpful in the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) scenario that is being increasingly adopted by businesses willing to let employees us their personal mobile devices for work.


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