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IT Empire Strikes Back, New iPad Pro Rumors & the App-teligent Digital Workspace

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More top mobile news this week: Updated Windows 10 preview, Android Go and best practices for provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS with VMware AirWatch.

The IT empire strikes back.

Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure’s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we’ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old battle of wills here.

The Apple rumor mill keeps on milling.

Today, MacRumors dove into the latest Apple rumblings with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro rumors. Could it be real? According to the report, there’s a “greater than 70% chance.” Dive into the rumor mill here.

Your lack of app-telligence astounds me.

VMware announced some BIG news on the enterprise app front. With the acquisition of Apteligent, SVP Sumit Dhawan says VMware’s digital workspace platform can:

“Help development teams prioritize issues and address app performance challenges faster, improving application uptime and user experience, reducing churn rate and facilitating better collaboration.”

Dive into the details here.

You go, Google.

With its new mobile operating system (OS), Android Go, smartphones might just become the globally ubiquitous devices we’ve always been promised. Engadget speculates: “Soon enough you won’t be able to use high prices as an excuse to avoid smartphones.” Taking it further in this article, tech expert Chris Velazco says Android Go will help Google go even further on its quest to dominate underserved and developing countries. Read more here.

Android phone home.

“The latest Windows 10 preview release adds notifications for incoming calls to Android phones, but Microsoft apologizes that not all testers will get access to the smart videoediting tool, Story Remix.” —Liam Tung, ZDNet

Get more highlights of the Windows 10 updated preview builds here.

Office 365 provisioning made easy.

This week, VMware AirWatch released its new how-to guide for provisioning Office 2016 on macOS devices. The easy-to-follow steps and screenshots help you leverage custom settings XML, custom attributes, files, actions and products. Get the free whitepaper here.

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Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely is a brand journalist for VMware AirWatch by day, sci-fi/fantasy book-aholic (and mom of 3!) by night.

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