This year's TechEd conference was enlightening in Microsoft's approach to the topic of mobile security. Some highlights can be viewed on my blog. The core message of endpoint device flexibility and security was simple, but the breadth of Microsoft's coverage is underestimated. For example, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite includes layered protection with identity management, device management, application protection, and file rights management for $4 per month per user for up to five devices.
I dip deeper into the details in an ESG brief: Microsoft TechEd 2014 Maps Mobility to Cloud
If you missed TechEd, it was unique in that Microsoft approached the event with a set of integrated offerings for the IT pro, developer, and end-user. Expect to see rapid innovation in this space from Microsoft and others. The challenge will be for businesses to choose a partner that can provide a platform and associated services that can economically deliver a secure mobile computing environment and instill long-term confidence in IT decision makers, who tend to favor short-term gains that can be delivered today, with a future-proof mobility strategy.