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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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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

Matrix42

IT Guide: Windows 10 Migration Minus The Complexity
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: With six steps, you can leverage endpoint data protection to help you ease into OS migration. Learn how to craft a migration plan that drastically simplifies the OS refresh process and provides comprehensive data protection and governance foundation for your organization.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Druva Software

Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software Vendor Assessment
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the virtual client computing (VCC) market, including vendor strengths and challenges, and what characteristics to look at when evaluating client virtualization solutions.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

VMware

Top 10 Considerations in Migrating to Windows 10
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the top 10 factors to consider when evaluating tools and technologies to ensure a smooth and successful migration to Windows 10.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 02 May 2016

MicroFocus

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

Comparing User Environment Management and Application Layering Platforms for Citrix
sponsored by Liquidware Labs
WHITE PAPER: Get a detailed analysis of user environment management and application layering platforms designed to completely address gaps in the desktop environment that basic, traditional solutions don't cover.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 12 Apr 2016

Liquidware Labs

Use Application Layering as an Integrated Application Delivery Platform
sponsored by Liquidware Labs
WHITE PAPER: Explore the key to successful physical and virtual desktop deployments: application virtualization technologies. You'll learn how an app layering approach improves desktop management compared to other approaches.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Liquidware Labs

Deliver a Seamless User Experience for Windows Apps on Chromebooks
sponsored by Citrix and Google
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an app virtualization strategy that can simplify access to business-critical apps on Chromebooks. Uncover the benefits, including device optimization, seamless usability, and one-step app access.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Citrix and Google

Securing mobile productivity for Microsoft Office 365
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of deploying and securing the Microsoft ecosystem across all mobile platforms, including Windows 10. Access now and start efficiently managing your enterprise productivity, connectivity and security in today's hostile mobile world.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

IBM

Windows 10: The Bright Path to Adoption
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In the following infographic learn about the benefits of migrating to Windows 10 and learn why Gartner states that by 2019, 100% of businesses will be moving towards this upgrade.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

Citrix

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.

Empower a Mobile Workforce with Secure App Delivery
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Mobility has given people new freedom to work anywhere, on any device—but it has also added new complications for IT. Learn how Citrix XenApp helps people be productive on any device.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

VDI—Simplify your migration to Windows® 10 and beyond
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Windows 10 is poised to become the most rapid OS migration in history—driven as much by users as by IT. Learn how IT can take the pain out of OS migrations now and in the future with a virtualized infrastructure that strengthens security and simplifies BYOD, app compatibility and corporate desktop management.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

Delivering Enterprise Windows Apps to Any Device
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a simple way to deliver the Windows enterprise apps your workers depend on to any type of device. Learn how this app virtualization approach overcomes challenges in development, security, user experience, and more.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

A Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Management for Your Enterprise
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In 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

VMware

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

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

Acronis

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

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

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

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
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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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