Building on Microsoft’s announcement of Microsoft Endpoint Manager yesterday at Microsoft Ignite 2019, today VMware announced a new combined solution featuring VMware Workspace ONE, its digital workspace platform, and Microsoft Endpoint Manager to accelerate Windows 10 modern management.
According to Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, this solution “brings together both solutions into a single offering that leverages the best of Workspace ONE across a range of devices without giving up any of the capabilities of an integrated Microsoft stack.”
According to a spokesperson from VMware, the integration enables enterprises to manage their Windows 10 devices from their Workspace One console, while promising “unique onboarding workflows, proactive employee experience management, and self-service access to enterprise services and apps.”
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VMware will also extend conditional access for Microsoft 365 apps and services via Workspace ONE and integration with Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Azure Active Directory Premium across BYO devices.
The first phase of this integration is expected to be made available by the middle of 2020. It will focus on maximising employee experience for Workspace ONE for Microsoft Endpoint Manager customers – including unique onboarding workflows, proactive employee experience management, and self-service access to enterprise services and apps.
VMware said it plans to make this integration its recommended solution for mutual Workspace ONE and Microsoft Endpoint Manager customers to manage Windows 10 devices. VMware will also provide migration assistance to these customers to adopt this new integrated solution, once available.