Introducing Microsoft BitLocker Administration 2.0 Beta

A few months ago, Erwin started the conversation around what Windows 8 means for businesses at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, and followed-up later with a post on Windows 8 enterprise edition. Last week, he began talking about the business value of Windows 8 Release Preview and today followed up with more details in his “How Windows 8 Will Work for Your Business” post. In this post, Erwin discusses the great things that enterprises are already doing with the Windows 8 Consumer and Release Previews, as well as a series of updates to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite.

MDOP helps IT Pros manage Windows features, virtualize applications and user experience, as well as restore productivity after a system issue. One of the biggest MDOP updates discussed at TechEd is to Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.0, with the beta launching today. For this blog post, I’m going to do a deep dive into some of MBAM’s key features.

When MBAM 1.0 was released late last summer, our goal was to address the top three pain points customers experienced when attempting to manage and support BitLocker and BitLocker To Go on Windows 7. Customers asked us to simplify the provisioning process, provide compliance reporting and overall, help reduce the costs of supporting users with encrypted devices.

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