Mobile Device Management or MDM is a headache for all IT departments who allow mobile devices to connect and sync company information. The issues of protecting company data and information become even worse in today's "bring your own device" world, employees want the ability to use their own personal devices for both business and personal use. How does IT manage the balance between company security and end user efficiency? Many find the balance by utilizing an MDM tool.
Microsoft has moved into MDM space these past several years; early on with Exchange ActiveSync, later with the development of the InTune solution, and now with Office 365.
There are some key differences between how each service manages your mobile devices. They are outlined in the provided chart above, but we will also give more specifics below.