Same settings to multiple phones RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are setting up 50 Windows Phone 8.1 devices and are using MobileIron as our MDM, this works great for email and basic security lockdown however it does not change the start page layout or apps and settings that we want on the devices.  Is there a way to deploy some kind of standard template to the phones to make them have all the same settings.  Or is it possible to backup one Windows Phone and deploy that back to other Windows Phones.  Or can this kind of thing be done through Windows Azure/Intune and SCCM??????


    Thursday, October 9, 2014 2:45 PM

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  • MDM has the ability to place the phone in Assigned Access mode and the phone can natively have a customized experience through Apps Corner. These are both locked down scenarios though and hinder the user experience depending on the use intent.

    Apps corner was introduced in GDR1 (post 12397) and can have the profile exported to SD card and used in other devices.  Makes for easy deployment for small numbers of devices.

    Other than that, there is no process to image a phone similar to what you're probably familiar with in "Big Windows."  The Mobile Operators own this process.

    We're aware of this feedback :)

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:54 PM