Have you tried to mobilize your enterprise Microsoft systems? It’s not easy. Microsoft wants you to migrate to the cloud with SharePoint Online, spending a bunch of time and money on new Microsoft products (surprise!). Though Microsoft has reluctantly backpedaled and now say they will support SharePoint 2016 on-premise, customers are stuck waiting for it to be released in the spring (and cautious businesses will likely wait longer for release-date issues to be resolved). Few can afford to wait that long to launch mobility projects.
As part of our efforts to continuously improve our product, we’ve been developing new features to make the lives of Kinvey developers and administrators easier. Recently, we heard from some customers that they needed a simple way to migrate changes back and forth between different Kinvey environments within an application, and to create new clones of existing environments. Read on to learn about one of our mbaas features.
Securely connecting mobile apps to enterprise credentials has traditionally been difficult, given the multiple methods of authentication used across systems. Recently we’ve seen a trend towards enabling Single Sign-on (SSO) for enterprise apps to get around this issue, providing a seamless authentication experience for users. But SSO is usually handled via SAML, a skill set that few mobile developers are strong in. Read on to learn how we solve this need with our baas.
We’re extremely excited to announce that Kinvey has been granted patent #9047308 for “Methods and apparatus for providing unified access to various data resources using virtualized services.” In other words, Kinvey now holds a patent for the providing unified access to various data resources using virtualized services. If that sounds a bit like the core value of mBaaS, that’s because it is! Have a look at the shiny plaque we received to commemorate this huge achievement:
We recently visited the Schneider Electric US headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, to talk digital innovation with Mahesh Balasubramanian. Mahesh is a Senior Global Architect at Schneider, and was tasked with coming up with a platform strategy to allow Schneider’s various business lines to build consistent looking mobile apps faster and less expensively.
Kinvey’s mbaas is a key piece of Schneider Electric’s Digital Innovation Platform, and we’re excited to be helping Schneider create innovative mobile experiences for its customers and employees. Check out the video for the full story:
If you’d like to learn more, you can download the full Schneider Electric case study here and read all about how Mahesh is using our backend as a service.
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