Native SCEP support in Windows 8.1

During a session in TechEd 2013, Nelly Porter, Principal Lead Program Manager, Windows Security, announced that Windows 8.1 will natively support the SCEP protocol for mobile device certificate issuance. It is not immediately clear whether the RT version will also get the new feature; it is clear, however, that the RT version would benefit a lot from such an addition.
Microsoft’s SCEP server-side implementation (which goes by the name of NDES) has been introduced long ago by Microsoft in its PKI offering; first as an add-on to Windows Server 2003 and then included in Windows Server 2008/R2/2012. Of note is that several vulnerabilities that were found in the server-side component have now been patched.