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Switching to Office 365 and Airwatch

If you work in a company and are switching to Office 365 using Airwatch or Mobile Iron can make the process easier.

How? It can help automate many of the things that need to be done with iOS devices like iPads/iPhones. Rather than take so much time configuring things manually, it is remarkable how things can be automatic and self-configuring.

Having used Airwatch and Mobile Iron I have compared them in the link above. There is really no best tool, just a better fit for the kind of environment you have. Personally I really like the interface of Airwatch and I think its ultimately an easier way than Mobile Iron to work.

One frustrating thing with switching to Office 365 is that Outlook for iOS doesn’t have the ability to self-configure. However it is really the most easy email setup ever. You just start Outlook and put in one email address and it asks for the password and configures everything automatically. How great is that?

Using an iPad and Office 365 is a wonderful combination. It really allows a great deal of functionality and in an easy way. I am not an iPad fan, but people who who typical users find the iPad very useful. They like it being easier than a laptop while still having most of the apps they use on a daily basis.

I like that people feel that iPads are useful and they are less complex than laptops to mange and configure. One day all companies will move away from bulky desktop computers and into laptops or smaller form factors. It is frankly silly that any company uses a non laptop/iPad to work.

The advantage of having a mobile computer is too great to easily dismiss. Rather than spend time configuring other workstations, being mobile always makes people more efficient.

The laptop/iPad will one day have its day and Airwatch/MobileIron will be part of its success.

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