Over the air deployment
IOS devices have systems such as DEP to allow devices to be locked into MDM and provide instant enrolment. This is a great feature because users can have their devices purchased and sent to them. Out of the box the setup wizard can then guide the user through enrolling their device.
Currently, the bulk enrolment work is done by IT. There is a customisations XML which can be placed on Windows mobiles but once they are wiped the XML disappears
Hi, Stewart, I talked to our iOS guy and we’re not entirely sure what you’re asking for. Are you asking to have the same DEP-type service for Windows mobile? Or are you asking for changes in the iOS bulk enrollment process? It would help if you could walk us through what you want to happen and where it’s falling short right now.
Should be like BES - enter email and all gets provisioned.
Stewart McLaughlan commented
Your right, I didn't make it very clear- sorry! What I am actually asking for is something similar for Windows devices to what Apple DEP allows the user to do.
To not have to preconfigure the users new shiny corporate phone before handing it over. This saves a lot of time for us IT folk! If there was a way to lock devices into MDM so a device can be sent to a user without having to come to IT first.
At present for us, all devices come to IT, we obtain the users credentials sign the user into the Windows Workplace, sign them up for a Windows/Microsoft Account, rearrange their icons, enter their MS Lync details etc. if this could prompt the user out of the box somehow that would be great.