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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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VDI—Simplify your migration to Windows 10 and beyond
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover how to streamline OS migrations now and in the future with a virtualized infrastructure that simplifies BYOD, app compatibility and desktop management.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 16 Oct 2017

Citrix

File Sharing Service Eases IT Migration to Windows 10
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover a file sharing, storage and sync service that will support your mobile workforce's secure data storage and sharing needs for Windows 10 and beyond in terms of security, flexibility, productivity and Office 365 integration.
Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | Published: 12 Oct 2017

Citrix

The Top Four Reasons Windows 10 VDI Needs GPUs
sponsored by NVIDIA
WHITE PAPER: In desktops without a graphics processing unit (GPU), not only will Windows 10's full power not be realized, but key performance metrics, including scalability, are impacted negatively. Download this white paper to uncover the top four reasons why Windows 10 VDI needs GPUs.
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 | Published: 03 Oct 2017

NVIDIA

The 12 Critical Questions you Need to Ask when Choosing an AD Bridge Solution
sponsored by One Identity
WHITE PAPER: Most enterprises today have heterogeneous IT environments, with Microsoft Active Directory (AD) providing Windows access for most users. Read this white paper to identify a number of key questions to ask when evaluating which AD bridge tool is right for you.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

One Identity

NVIDIA Grid vGPU Profile Sizing For Windows 10
sponsored by NVIDIA
WHITE PAPER: There are many factors to consider when sizing a virtual desktop environment including CPU, RAM, storage, network, and more. Download this guide for to guidance on how to assign the appropriate amount of frame buffer for Windows 10 knowledge worker use cases in graphics accelerated virtual environments.
Posted: 01 Aug 2017 | Published: 01 Aug 2017

NVIDIA

5 Ways to Improve Hyper-V Backup
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: 70% of enterprises that use VM-specific data protection tools want their entire global data protection consolidated into a single unified data protection platform. Hyper-V and VMware both aim to be that platform, but they need a little boost. Access this white paper to learn 5 ways that one platform is making the most of your backup platform.
Posted: 27 Apr 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2017

Veritas

New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Whether you are getting started with Active Directory, or just need a refresher, this white paper is your guide to the most recent changes. Inside, you will explore most of the new features and learn how to leverage them to your company's advantage.
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 | Published: 12 Apr 2017

Veeam Software

Fast-Track Your Windows 10 Migration
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: If you've already managed a Windows 7/8 migration, you know how difficult a migration can be. Are you ready to take on a Windows 10 migration? If you are part of the 62% of organizations who have still not made the change, or just want to sanity-check your migration efforts, check out this whitepaper on fast-tracking your Windows 10 migration.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Apr 2017

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BDNA

Windows of Opportunity: Five Key Trends for Windows 10
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This flipbook reveals the five key trends in Windows 10 adoption and migration. Give your customers the ability to unify desktop and mobile management under one model.
Posted: 16 Dec 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2016

VMware

What Android for Work Means for the Enterprise
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: To help IT Administrators understand how Android for Work will impact their organization, this white paper provides an overview of the new capabilities and recommendations for deploying and managing Android devices in the Enterprise.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

MobileIron

Windows 10 with EMM: TCO Toolkit
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how using EMM to secure and manage your PCs can significantly reduce total cost of ownership by up to 80% across three key areas such as IT operations, helpdesk administration and licensing costs.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

MobileIron

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

The Future of Enterprise Mobile Security: Predictions for 2016 and Beyond
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Understanding and successfully combatting security threats that mobility creates is paramount for continued protection of sensitive company and customer data. This white paper provides Lookout's mobile cybersecurity predictions for 2016 to 2019, so you can futureproof your enterprise.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Lookout

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

MobileIron

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

MobileIron

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.

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

Heterogeneous File Serving Using SMB and NFS Protocols
sponsored by TechData - HPE
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about how to configure a storage system to make swapping files across sever message block (SMB) and network file system (NFS) protocols a breeze.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

TechData - HPE

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

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

VMware

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

Kaminario

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

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
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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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