Today HP has announced an expansion in its partnership with Microsoft. The relationship between HP and Microsoft can seem tenuous at times, but there's several areas where both companies come together for a unified front.
Building on a recent agreement to offer Office 365 as an HP service delivery, HP is adding the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to its services portfolio. Adding EMS to its overall Microsoft ecosystem offering allows HP to help customers improve productivity and reduce risk, complexity and costs while aiding companies in accelerating a converged mobile and desktop lifestyle. EMS conveys a common management platform for operating systems and devices and enables better privacy and security through capabilities such as single sign-on to apps, self-service password reset and rights management.
Mike Nefkens, executive vice president, HP Enterprise Services, had this to say about the partnership…
When deploying mobility and workplace solutions in the enterprise, our customers want a simplified, consumer-grade experience that empowers employees to be more productive anytime, anywhere on any device they choose. Implementing EMS into an existing Office 365 environments allows customers to realize the full potential of both solutions while providing a lower cost on-ramp for Windows 10 upgrades in the future.
And, to complete the loop, Scott Guthrie, Executive VP of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, lauded the agreement…
HP's position as a Preferred Partner, combined with our 30 year relationship, provides a strong foundation to help enterprise IT embrace our mobile-first, cloud-first world. By adding EMS to HP's offering we'll provide a simple and natural extension of the benefits already experienced by over 6 million devices currently managed by System Center Configuration Manager and HP Managed Desktop.
According to HP is now the Preferred Partner for Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office 365, Skype for Business and Windows 10. The services go live today with the announcement and more information can be found at: