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The latest news, updates and information for mobile developers using Visual Studio App Center

The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center September Edition

Like many of you, we were excited to learn about the latest mobile software and hardware updates coming to both consumers as well as developers. We have also spent time continuing to ship even more improvements to the app distribution experience. With that said, let us dive right in to the latest releases from App Center that you can use today.

Automatically Protect Your App with Visual Studio App Center and Intune

Today, we are announcing the Intune MAM Wrapper for line of business apps is now available for iOS in beta. Admins and security persons can now turn on data protection with organization-wide policies, which also benefits LOB app developers as they can release MAM-ware apps to the Intune store. After publishing the application to Intune, the admin can apply company-required policies via the Intune blade in the Azure portal.

Scaling Your Distribution Workflow with Shared Groups and AAD support

Both shared groups and AAD support are features that empower you to build great apps, with the included bonus of not worrying about how you will manage each and every one of your testers. Both features can play a big role in making beta distribution and tester management a more scalable practice.

The Ship List: App Center August Update

The Visual Studios App Center team has been hard at work, continuing to ship new features and improvements to App Center this summer. Here are some of the newest offerings to come from the App Center team over the last month.

Mobile CI/CD 101

The mobile CI/CD approach allows you to simplify and accelerate the process of creating a quality product. Cloud Mobile CI/CD pipeline based on App Center allows to “configure-and-forget” environment for build, test and distribute. In this article we explained mobile development pitfalls and how to avoid them with automation.

Top 5 Mobile App Security Failures and How To Prevent Them

All developers must take into consideration functionality, user experience and security when they build and update their mobile apps. These issues are not insurmountable and can be addressed by increasing a focus on secure mobile development best practices with developer training resources, improved security hygiene and the addition of automated security testing approach into the dev pipeline to establish a strong security baseline.

Publish Enterprise Apps with Visual Studio App Center and Intune

Publishing and distributing line of business apps in an enterprise, can be challenging for both developers and admins. Developers often use custom build tools, manually test across multiple devices and upload apps to an internal company site for distribution. Microsoft Intune offers the company portal for simple and secure distribution of apps...