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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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Upgrade your Business' Operating System
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide outlines several reasons why upgrading operating systems in the enterprise is easier than you think. Learn how the process can actually give you piece of mind, save you money, and keep you safe.
Posted: 07 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Comparing Security Features of Old and New Operating System Rollouts
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide offers a side-by-side comparison of what to expect between legacy and emerging operating systems. Discover details on how important security features have evolved.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Workplace Mobility: Empower Employees to be Productive
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to enable workers to be more efficient. Discover ways to give users the features they need on the device of their choice.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Innovation Cubed: Security, Management and Productivity
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This enterprise brochure highlights technology designed to help you respond to modern security and management challenges. Discover what intelligent mobile options for your employees and customers can do for your organization.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Windows 10: Familiar, yet Evolved
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Uncover key Windows 10 features in this guide, with tips on how to get started with those features. Access now to find details on a user experience inclusive of both new and experienced Windows users.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Research Report: Enabling the Full Potential of New Operating Systems
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief uses recent research to outline some of the challenges facing client computing, security, and compliance teams. Discover ways new capabilities - such as biometric authentications, universal application deployment, and a seamless app experience - demand a new generation of hardware to properly enable and support them.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Microsoft

Guide to Going Mobile with Enterprise Windows Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a simple way to deliver the Windows enterprise applications your workers depend on to diverse mobile devices. Learn how this virtual app delivery strategy overcomes challenges in development, security, user experience, and more.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

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

Citrix

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

Acronis

From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2: Migration 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

Acronis

Windows 10 Application Compatibility
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses an approach to the application compatibility testing process that will streamline and simplify your OS migration strategy. Read on to learn how you can make your migration to Windows 10 pain-free.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

Flexera Software

Application Rationalization: Preparing for the Move to Windows 10 and Beyond
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to combat application sprawl by making application rationalization a required step in your application readiness process. Read on to find out why Windows 10 desktop transformations can be a driving force behind application rationalization initiatives.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

Flexera Software

Drive business growth with mobile workspaces
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how mobile workspaces give employees the flexibility to work from anywhere, on any device, at any time while maintaining full security and compliance and discover a mobile workspace strategy that provides the tools to get started implementing an enterprise mobility strategy today.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Deliver Windows Apps to Google Chromebooks for a Seamless, App-centric Experience From Anywhere
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how, through the use of desktop virtualization solutions, organizations can launch centrally hosted enterprise applications alongside Google Apps, SaaS and other cloud services within the same Chrome environment without the need to launch one or more virtual Windows desktops.
Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Citrix

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

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

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

Infographic: 4 Reasons Why Citrix Leads the Way
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights 4 key areas where Citrix is a market leader. Find out how each of its technologies empowers businesses with complete mobile workspaces by securely delivering apps, desktops, and data to any device.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Apr 2015

Citrix

How to Deliver Remote Access to Windows Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This guide outlines a comprehensive technology that delivers Windows-based applications to remote users on any type of endpoints as well as to physical workspaces. Explore the five-layer solution architecture and discover how each of these layers work together to provide a secure environment for delivering applications.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

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

Embracing bring your own device (BYOD)
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the three major categories of BYOD – laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Explore the benefits and risks associated with each of these categories and discover recommendations on how to successfully implement an approach in order to embrace BYOD in a way that makes sense for your organization.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

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

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

Commvault
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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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