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DEFINITION: Windows is a personal computer operating system from Microsoft that, together with some commonly used business applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, has become a de facto "standard" for individual users in most corporations as well as in most homes.The original 1985 version of Windows introduced to home and business PC users many of the graphical user interface (GUI) ideas that were developed  … 
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3 key architectural advantages of the Horizon 6 platform
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a VDI delivering virtualized and published desktops and applications through a single platform to end users anytime, anywhere, on any device. Learn what this platform can do and discover three key architectural advantages this platform has over competitors.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

VMware

Delivering Windows Apps to Chromebooks: The Best of Both Worlds?
sponsored by Citrix and Google
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests one way you can deliver Windows apps and to Chromebooks in an easy and cost-effective manner. Access it now to learn how you can get the best of both worlds with this app delivery system.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Citrix and Google

5 reasons to choose Windows phones for your business
sponsored by Intercity
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn five reasons to choose Windows phones for your business.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Intercity

What Windows Admins Need from Configuration Management
sponsored by Puppet Labs
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover what to look for in a configuration management tool for your Windows environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Puppet Labs

Getting the Most Out of Windows PowerShell
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the myriad of benefits Windows PowerShell offers and discusses how your IT team can best take advantage of the software.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

Global Knowledge

Top 6 Security Considerations in Migrating to Microsoft Windows 10
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you make the migration to Windows 10 without sacrificing your security.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

Absolute

From GPO to MDM: A New Era of Enterprise Computing
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks to enterprise mobility management (EMM) as the primary means of securing and managing enterprise devices during the evolution of operating systems.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

MobileIron

Deployment Best Practices and Guidelines to Deliver Any App to Mobile User
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 6 ways to provide enterprise application access on mobile devices, including the advantages, disadvantages, and target use cases for each of these strategies.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 May 2014

Citrix

Securing the mobile workspace
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a technology that adds a key layer of security and control to let you deliver a complete mobile workspace on any device. Find out how this ensures that all devices – corporate-owned or BYOD – are compliant before they access the enterprise network.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Citrix

Secure application delivery for a mobile workforce
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover two technologies that provide a complete, end-to-end-mobility solution by managing both application types. Find out how one makes it simple to mobilize Windows applications for use on any mobile device and how the other manages, secures and deploys native mobile apps.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Citrix

FlexCast technology powers workforce mobility
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover how FlexCast virtualization technology can help IT departments meet all of their virtualization goals, from enabling BYOD to transforming call centers.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Citrix

VDI – Why Is It Still Virtually Untapped?
sponsored by Parallels, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the facts of desktop virtualization including adoption trends, barriers, benefits and business value, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Parallels, Inc.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Life
sponsored by Parallels, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a platform that continues to support Windows Server 2003 in order to allow your business to migrate from this operating system at your own pace.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Published: 21 Jul 2015

Parallels, Inc.

Maximize your Remote Desktop Services
sponsored by Parallels, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about remote desktop services (RDS) and how it differs from virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) when delivering virtual desktops to end-users.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Parallels, Inc.

Cloud Computing Security - Public vs. Private Cloud Computing
sponsored by Parallels, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the differences between the security of private and public cloud environments and how this affects where applications are installed – either locally on a workstation or virtualizing them through the cloud.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Parallels, Inc.

Taking Windows Mobile on Any Device
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an application virtualization platform that centralizes and virtualizes Windows apps and desktops in the data center and deliver high-performance, secure access to them from any type of mobile device, at any time.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Citrix

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

HP

Datasheet: Integrating RHEL with Windows in the Datacenter
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reviews the advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for new business workloads, and explains how the platform can be easily integrated into existing Windows environments.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Red Hat

5 Ways to Mobilize Windows Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to boost employee productivity with Windows apps on demand. Meet the needs of today's modern workforce and empower your users with on-demand self-service to your enterprise apps.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Citrix

Prepare for Disaster Recovery with a Complete Automated Migration Solution
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Nice implemented an automated Windows migration and Disaster Recovery solution for thousands of workstations. Read now to examine several business benefits they achieved from this solution.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

Remote and Branch Offices: Availability made easy with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a number of requirements that remote and branch office environments have and how a line of products designed for availability enables an always-on business model.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Veeam Software

You name it, Citrix leads it.
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource highlights four key areas where Citrix is a market leader. Find out how each of its technologies empowers your business with complete mobile workspaces by securely delivering apps, desktops, and data to any device your end-users use.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Apr 2015

Citrix

Reviewer's guide: XenDesktop 7.6
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This guide takes you through a step-by-step process of installing and configuring the XenDesktop 7.6 for a trial evaluation and guides you through a deployment scenario to help you better understand how the application and desktop delivery capabilities work.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix

Tech Skills Heading the Way of the Dinosaur: 2015 Edition
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a few different types of technologies from the past and explains why it might be time to make some changes.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge
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WINDOWS DEFINITION (continued): …  at an experimental lab at Xerox and introduced commercially by Apple's Lisa and Macintosh computers. Ask your Microsoft Windows questions at ITKnowledgeExchange.comSome of the well-known versions of Windows have included:Windows 286Windows 386Windows 3.0 and 3.11Windows 95Windows 98Windows NTWindows 2000Windows CE for use in small mobile computersWindows MeWindows XPWindows VistaWith the advent of the Internet, Microsoft has repositioned Windows as a kind of "window to the world," and its efforts to take the lead in Web browsers have made Internet Explorer the most popular browser. Microsoft's … 
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