1. misterRafter's Avatar
    Hi,

    been searching on the net for a few days but still cant get the info i need.

    At the moment not all WP8 EAS policies work and this is not acceptable from a business perspective.

    Are there any third party software/companies that can secure the WP8 devices down better? As a companywe do not mind paying.

    Please do let me know?

    thanks
    03-20-2013 11:44 AM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    What doesn't work?
    03-20-2013 12:05 PM
  3. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Yes, please tell us what you want to accomplish that can't already be done. Then we can give you the exact information you are looking for.
    03-20-2013 01:47 PM
  4. ousooner314's Avatar
    I wonder if misterRafter is referring to the issue where certain policies enforced on the Exchange server are not compatible with WP8. In such situations, the WP8 device displays an error and doesn't continue with the sync process. If that's the case, there are workarounds and resolutions offered by Microsoft Support - Error 85010013, 8600C2B, or 86000C29 when you try to synchronize a Windows Phone-based device to an Exchange server. Hope this helps!
    03-20-2013 03:40 PM
  5. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    The problem with that work around is not all companies will change their EAS policies for one user. AND that Microsoft can't even implement their own exchange policies is a joke.
    920Walker likes this.
    03-20-2013 04:02 PM
  6. avsef's Avatar
    Odd. We use exchange and my CIO recommended a WP to me. Uses one himself. Works fine with exchange. All data on the phone is encrypted, and locking is forced.
    03-20-2013 04:10 PM
  7. tk-093's Avatar
    They don't have to change policies for all users, just make a new policy that applies to all Windows Phones that ignores that SD encryption policy. (I assume that is the one that causes issues.) Technically they are following their policies because WP8 can not encrypt the SD card, so it fails to sync.

    Of course the fact they apply that policy to devices that do not have a card is a bug... a pretty big bug that, along with the not playing WAV files, still totally floors me how they missed that in testing.
    03-20-2013 04:12 PM
  8. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Changing policies aren't and issue for him. He is stating "we as a company" so I think since this is a company decision that they are willing to do what needs to be done.
    03-20-2013 05:47 PM
  9. misterRafter's Avatar
    I work for a major finance company and it's essential for the device to be secure before we start rolling it out.

    Only a few of the EAS policies work ie pin, email sync etc. But policies like enabling/disabling IE, WIFI and many others do not work which is not good for us. Unfortunately at the moment we cannot secure the device like the way we as a company want.

    Maybe theres a third party app or company that does having something in place for WP8 for us to buy to secure the WP8 phones before releasing them to employees.
    03-21-2013 03:31 AM
  10. GReeN SCoRPioN 8K's Avatar
    You could also try MDM Solutions like MobileIron, Airwatch or Microsofts own Intune.

    They help you also with Setting up EAS Sync.
    03-21-2013 03:37 AM
  11. paulm187's Avatar
    Subscribe to Windows Intune, awesome for managing not just Windows Phone 8 but also Windows RT and iPhones (Androids managed indirectly through Exchange). You subscribe per user for $6 per month but get to manage up-to 5 devices for that user. So could be desktop, tablet, phone etc. Its more than just device management as you can deploy patches, updates, software, health monitoring and malware protection based on the Forefront engine.
    03-21-2013 07:26 AM
  12. explosive0's Avatar
    How can you classify a phone as being for business use when it's not possible to even VPN? Pfffft. Shame on Microsoft
    Roberto3101 likes this.
    03-24-2013 12:36 AM
  13. paulm187's Avatar
    How can you classify a phone as being for business use when it's not possible to even VPN? Pfffft. Shame on Microsoft
    still using VPN? Lol
    04-25-2013 02:28 AM
  14. svenhassel's Avatar
    The exchange online works perfectly for me, I would recommend it as a business phone.
    04-25-2013 02:02 PM
  15. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    still using VPN? Lol
    A lot of small business can't afford to have server 2012 and all windows 8 machines for client VPN. not sure why you need VPN on a phone anyway, personally, you can't browse shares, everything remote should be on https already anyway.
    04-25-2013 06:45 PM
  16. Baryex86's Avatar
    If you want a phone for business get a Blackberry 10. Seriously.
    04-25-2013 07:22 PM
  17. explosive0's Avatar
    still using VPN? Lol
    Hopefully this is a joke.
    04-25-2013 07:37 PM
  18. explosive0's Avatar
    A lot of small business can't afford to have server 2012 and all windows 8 machines for client VPN. not sure why you need VPN on a phone anyway, personally, you can't browse shares, everything remote should be on https already anyway.
    Except some businesses build custom applications for mobile platforms and require VPN for connectivity. Dealing with this right now, and Windows Phone 8 is not an option for this particular reason. Exact situation with the Surface RT too and SSL VPN, but that's a different story altogether.
    Last edited by explosive012; 04-25-2013 at 07:49 PM.
    04-25-2013 07:38 PM

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