Is device memory encryption on or off by default on WP8?
We have some conflicting information on Windows Phone 8 and the device memory Bitlocker encryption.
Technet information (for example http://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http%3a%2f%2fvideo.ch9.ms%2fteched%2f2012%2feu%2fWPH304.pptx slide 13/24) tells that device memory encryption is turned on by default in all Windows Phone 8 devices.
On the other hand we have http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/how-to/wp8/basics/tips-to-help-keep-my-phone-secure which says "Other security features, such as device encryption, can be turned on by your employer via a company policy." This company policy
is set in Exchange profile.
So, which is true for a Windows Phone 8 (Nokia Lumia if it makes any difference)?
If it turns out that encrypting the device memory requires an Exchange server, I'm really really upset. I am a business user and I explicitly bought a WP8 device because of the advertised encryption capabilities. However, my company size is 1 and I do
not have an Exchange server.
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