Microsoft Releasing Enterprise Feature Pack For WP8 Devices In First Half Of 2014, VPN finally on its way

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Along with the announcement that they are increasing the support lifecycle time for Windows Phone 8 devices from 18 months to 36 months, Microsoft also announced that they are releasing a enterprise feature pack update for Windows Phone 8 devices in the first half of 2014. This update will  enable IT departments with more control over Windows Phone devices of their employees.

The enterprise feature pack will include:

  • S/MIME to sign and encrypt email
  • Access to corporate resources behind the firewall with app aware, auto-triggered VPN
  • Enterprise Wi-Fi support with EAP-TLS
  • Enhanced MDM policies to lock down functionality on the phone for more enterprise control, in addition to richer application management such as allowing or denying installation of certain apps
  • Certificate management to enroll, update, and revoke certificates for user authentication

Source: Windows Team Blog

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