Microsoft and BlackBerry announce partnership to make work phones more secure

Microsoft and BlackBerry announce partnership to make work phones more secure
A new strategic partnership was announced today, aimed at companies that heavily rely on smartphones for communication among their employees. Two tech giants – Microsoft and BlackBerry promise to make work phones more secure than ever with the help of a first-of-its-kind solution: BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE.

The solution includes BlackBerry's expertise in mobility and security, along with Microsoft's cloud and productivity products. The security technology is aimed at business customers like banks, healthcare providers, law firms, as well as central governments.


BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE should allow customers to access Microsoft mobile apps (Android and iOS) from within BlackBerry Dynamics, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Last but not least, the tech giants announced that the BlackBerry Secure solutions like UEM Cloud, Workspaces, Dynamics and AtHoc, have been integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

source: BlackBerry

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22 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

The largest Software Company in the world and the best Security Services Company in Mobile teaming up, both of which already have huge a huge presence (respectively) in Enterprise., and have the best productivity apps/features available. Them partnering up like this is a no-brainer. Both are doing what they do best and are now bringing it together. Awesome news.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Interesting partnership.

3. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

This phenomenal. Great move.

4. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

All right you two, get back in the hardware business and design a handset together! Hell, design a new OS together while your at it and give that handset a dual boot option along with Android. Not gonna happen of course, but I'd sure like to see what they could cook up...

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’d love to see them design an OS that is a hybrid of Windows and BlackBerry Secure Android OS with all of the bells and whistles, and let someone else build the hardware for it. Access to Google Mobile Services, BlackBerry apps and Services, and all of Microsoft’s Services baked right in. They both basically have OEM’s, with Microsoft and its Windows and BlackBerry with its licensing agreements with 3 different partners. Would be awesome! Wishful thinking, I know, but would be awesome nonetheless!

6. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, isn't it fun being an armchair quarterback with someone else's R&D money :)

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO!!

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Check this out and see what you think. Only Subie, MDCHO and MG need to respond. BlackBerry security features blended with Microsoft services running on a new version of webOS that LG released today.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh, that would be AWESOME!!

14. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Sounds fun! Though I must admit that I have no experience with Web OS. I don't even really remember trying it when HP was selling it on their tablets. I'll trust you guys that it's worth a look.

19. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I am like Subie. I never have the pleasure to use webOS phone before. But this sound like it would be good phone.

9. shihte

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

Two huge losers

10. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

I am perplexed at how these two non living entities can illicit such pain in a human being. My profession is that of a physician. Do you require my services in prescribing you any medication to alleviate your pain?

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Who's your partner?

12. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Fantastic news. Simply incredible. And long overdue.

15. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I've a feeling that at least 4 accounts here are run by the same person... They write in the same way, they use the same words, say more or less the same things and the way they communicate with eachother is quite suspecious! I also think the person who runs them has a mild OCD. The punctuation, grammar and spellings are remarkablly accurate, and I just can't help but notice how they properly write 'KEYone' instead of KeyOne or just Keyone. A guy running four accounts, which constantly communicate with eachother clearly has... Well, some issues and mental problems. So... I hereby take a vow that I shall never post anything on Blackberry articles, effective immediately, because my criticism (not hatred) might anger the person who might or might not incite violence due to rage and anger caused by my post(s). It's the decent thing to do. And I apologize for everything I said about Blackberries and its services (notably The BBM) in the past. in the past. They are great products, used by billions upon billions of people across the globe and I should know better. Kindly accept my sincerest apologies. You won't ever see my again here... It may sound like a rant but I'm dead serious here... Some people are special than others and they have special needs. The least one can do is repect them and the things they love...

20. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'm sorry you feel the need to make snide posts all the time. It's not just on BB articles either. It's virtually every post you make. I don't disagree with everything I've read in your posts. It's your need to write in a provocative manner, like you're hoping to provoke someone to write an angry response. This makes it hard to want to engage you in any real tech talk. Anyone reading this, please look back on GreenMan's posts everywhere on PA and I think you'll see my point. And if I've truly misunderstood you GreenMan - my apologies.

21. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You tell the truth, Subie. No need for you to apologize. You understand him perfect. He always want to start the fight in here. When someone give him what he ask for, he play victim. When he post the false information and someone prove him wrong, he say he joking. He is not joking. He look to start the fight here. He need the attention. Even if it is bad attention. That is serious mental problem.

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So a person who uses proper grammar, punctuates correctly and has respect for proper names is OCD? If you get a group of persons with similar levels of education and proper upbringing then they must be the same person using multiple accounts. Did you ever consider that maybe you're just an ignorant slob?

16. 36thDisciple

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Ah yes, Microsoft, that beacon of security and no malware.

17. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

There is something suspicious about this partnership, and I think it's a new Windows 10 phone based.

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