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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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UEM – The Art of Managing Diversity
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Matrix42 asked more than 400 IT professionals who manage mobile devices and PCs/Laptops how they intend to deal with increased mobile device management and complexity of devices. This white paper provides the results of that research and other market insights so you can educate yourself on the current status of mobile device management.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Securing Office 365 Is Easier Than You Think
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: SaaS security concerns can no longer be ignored: Discover how to safely enable Office 365. Read on to address O365-specific security concerns, including details on how to secure O365 from malware insertion and data loss, gain visibility into SaaS usage, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Windows 10: The Future of PC Security and Management
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Windows 10, enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms, and mobile devices are changing the way you can approach complicated security and management tasks. Uncover the top 5 PC management capabilities of EMM, key considerations in adopting an EMM platform, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016


Manage Change, Enforce Security, and Incorporate Cloud in Your Windows Ecosystem
sponsored by Puppet
WHITE PAPER: Learn where to incorporate better levels of control, and how to automate the delivery and operation of Windows applications on premise and in the cloud. Plus, uncover the 5 questions decision-makers in a business need to be asking.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016


Advanced Endpoint Protection for Windows Server 2003 After End-of-Support
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Identify how you can maintain security in your network, despite the fact that Windows Server 2003 has reached its End-of-Support.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Free Yourself from Old-School PC Tools
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the significant improvements new devices have made and learn about how managing all of them can be boiled down to a single enterprise mobility management solution that eases both management and security.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 25 May 2016


Windows 10, EMM, and the Future of PC Security and Management
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is one big key to unlocking mobility's full potential. We had previously required a variety of solutions to deal with every aspect of mobile management. Now there is an EMM solution that does it all. Read on to learn more about EMM and this simplifying solution.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016


All You Need to Know About Microsoft Windows Nano Server
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can use Windows Nano Servers for your core infrastructure to deliver improvements and advantages. Uncover helpful guidance on deploying and working with virtual and physical Nano Servers.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Veeam Software

Surfing the Windows 10 Wave with UEM
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices are going largely unmanaged in the workplace. Windows 10 looms large on the horizon. Chaos seems inevitable. Read on to uncover a unified endpoint management solution that will manage all devices across various operating systems and help prepare for the Windows 10 rollout.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Virtual Client Computing Software Vendor Assessment
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the virtual client computing (VCC) market and evaluate each vendor's strengths and challenges, what characteristics to look at when evaluating client virtualization approaches and what four client virtualization software technologies comprise the VCC market.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Performance Testing VDI on All Flash Array Storage
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how all-flash arrays enable selected arrays to scale up as well as out in order to handle growth and new demands from VDI users. Access now and you'll explore performance and efficiency tests to see how an all-flash array performs when supporting VDI workloads.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Windows Security Management: What's New in Windows 10
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll explore how new auditing and logging capabilities in Windows 10 give IT visibility into potential threats. Uncover ways to thwart threat actors by scoping user privileges, logging on with additional credentials, and more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

A Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Management for Your Enterprise
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you evolve your Windows management from a disruptive PC-centric approach to one that offers maximum flexibility. Discover how to leverage conventional Windows management tools utilized today, and delve into the specific management technologies that W10 requires.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015


VDI—Simplify Your Migration to Windows 10 and Embrace Desktop Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to streamline your migration to Windows 10 with a virtualized infrastructure that simplifies BYOD, app compatibility, and corporate desktop management. Access this paper now to answer your burning questions about this OS and how it pertains to desktop virtualization.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016


Safely Retiring Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the risks you will face if you do not retire Windows Server 2003, including: inconsistency in implementation, no reference point or ability to rollback, and more. Additionally, learn what you need to do to overcome these risks and perform as seamless migration.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Still Migrating from Windows Server 2003? A Guide to Best Practices and Tips
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the six biggest reasons to start planning to move away from Windows Server 2003. Additionally, learn about migration challenges, as well as best practices for executing a smooth migration, including: backup your original environment, convert backup to a standby virtual machine, and 3 more.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


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


Deliver A Seamless User Experience For Windows Apps on Chromebooks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Learn how an application virtualization approach allows organizations to launch centrally hosted Windows apps alongside other cloud services within the same Chrome environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014


Adopt a Bimodal Approach to Manage PCs and Broaden Support for New Devices
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Report teaches you new approaches to endpoint management and security as updates to PC software increase in volume and frequency.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Lenovo Software

Embrace True Business Mobility
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise leaders must adopt a cohesive, purpose-built strategy to empower mobile users. Explore ways to work seamlessly across unified desktops and mobile device platforms.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 06 Jun 2016

vmware airwatch

Taking Windows Mobile on Any Device
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Taking Windows applications and desktops mobile has many advantages, but with so many device types to consider, how can you simplify solution implementation? Learn how Citrix XenApp solves this complex problem.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015


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


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

Virtual Server Protection: A Buyer's Checklist
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Read this list of key features you need in a virtual server protection solution so you can protect your mission-critical data in any infrastructure.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014


On the Horizon: The Benefits of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the new server offered by a leading vendor. Learn about the strategic and tactical choices when migrating to the new system, the most efficient tools, and how it can handle inherent challenges.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell and Microsoft
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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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