The Microsoft user and device management solution helps you embrace the influx of consumer devices to fuel work productivity. The solution helps deliver applications to a user on any and all of their devices, ensures that devices comply with corporate policies, and provides unfettered access to corporate resources, while also ensuring appropriate sharing of corporate information.
The user and device management solution allows employees to use the devices they prefer—whether they are Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, or iOS—while ensuring those devices can be managed and made more secure anywhere on the Internet. Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, and Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, IT can ensure that workers have access to the business applications they need to do their jobs across all of their devices.
The user and device management solution gives users the power to provision the applications they need when they need them. With Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, users have access to a self-service portal that provides the ability to see and install IT-approved applications from a centralized point—either directly onto the device, or if necessary for security or policy reasons, remotely via Remote Desktop Services or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Deployment to Any Device
The user and device management solution allows users to work productively from any location on PCs, tablets, thin clients, Windows to Go, or mobile devices, while still providing a consistent, rich user experience. Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 extends applications and desktops to a wide variety of clients, even clients that the new application or desktop cannot run on natively. The solution offers a full-fidelity remote desktop experience that includes support for multi-touch and USB devices.
The user and device management solution offers a single interface to manage all user devices, whether they are Windows PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, embedded devices, or virtual machines. This central console provides management across a wide range of mobile devices by integrating Windows Intune cloud-based management capabilities into the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager console. Unifying these capabilities in a single console reduces infrastructure costs and helps improve administrator efficiency.
Integrated Security & Compliance Management
The user and device management solution reduces IT operating costs by integrating device security and compliance management into a single solution. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune work together to ensure that all devices accessing the corporate network are up-to-date and comply with corporate policy, as well as help protect PCs from malware.
Information Protection & Regulatory Compliance
The user and device management solution helps you keep corporate intellectual property secure and simplifies regulatory compliance. Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 keeps applications running in the datacenter, not on the client device, minimizing exposure to information loss or theft. Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 allows you to classify important information on your file servers, control who has access to classified information, automatically encrypt files based on classifications using Active Directory Rights Management Services, and provide a detailed audit of who accesses that information.