Microsoft announces mobile enterprise protocol deal with AgreeYa

By Tom Warren, on 29th Nov 11 10:48 am with 8 Comments

Microsoft announced a protocol licensing agreement with AgreeYa Solutions on Tuesday.

The agreement will see AgreeYa gain access to vital protocols that enable non-Microsoft devices to interoperate with some Microsoft enterprise applications and services. AgreeYa plans to create solutions for iOS, Android, RIM and WebOS that connect with Microsoft’s back-end enterprise systems. The initial services will include solutions that allow non-Microsoft devices to connect to Remote Desktop Services, Windows Azure, Active Directory and SharePoint.

“The consumerization of IT presents a challenge for our enterprise customers. This agreement demonstrates how technology companies can work together collaboratively for the benefit of their customers,” said Sandy Gupta, general manager, Open Solutions Group, Microsoft. “We’re committed to helping create a vibrant technology ecosystem that addresses the need for interoperable cloud services and applications within mixed IT environments.”

Enterprise IT departments are currently running a daily battle between securing their infrastructure and allowing end users to use popular consumer devices with enterprise services. A number of companies utilize Good Technology to bring secure email solutions to the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. AgreeYa looks set to provide Active Directory integration which could go some way to help enterprise IT manage “bring your own” devices in the workplace.

  • Mr Lefleur

    suicide!

    • http://twitter.com/LachlanCMcLeod Lachlan C McLeod

      Its the best way for them to hold onto a monopoly in the enterprise while WP7 is still young.. They make alot more money on selling software to enterprises then they do selling a few windows phone devices.

  • Anonymous

    how is that suicide?

    • Mr Lefleur

      “AgreeYa plans to create solutions for iOS, Android, RIM and WebOS that connect with Microsoft’s back-end enterprise systems.” They are opening doors for their rivals, this is gonna be bad for them. Apple’s closed garden is paying out for them. MS is just shooting itself in the foot

  • Anonymous

    I can’t understand how is that suicide…

  • Mr Lefleur

    makes sense but the same client devices will end up being the servers and taking over ‘Microsoft’s back-end enterprise systems’ thanks to MS giving them an in. Don’t let the consumers decide or MS is screwes

  • Anonymous

    I disagree that MS is shooting itself in the foot because i seriously believe this will help Microsoft still keep its services in other platforms while still giving the best versions WP7. Thats like saying Apple shot itself in the foot by making iTunes available on Windows, its a Win-WIn situation if everything goes right. I’m sure they have a plan (well i hope they have a plan lol)

    • Mr Lefleur

      its not the same in, this scene MS is opening the gates for enterprises to go for alternatives and this will further solidify them if they enter the enterprise while they are still kicking MS’s ass on the consumer level. itunes was just a music app made available to more people not worthy of changing a platform for