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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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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

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

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

Tech Skills Heading the Way of the Dinosaur
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

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: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Citrix

VDI—Simplify your migration to Windows® 10 and beyond
sponsored by Citrix and Google
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: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix and Google

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

Citrix

Windows 8.1 Client to Microsoft's Cloud Services
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will look at the various features within Windows 8 and discuss their benefits and the best practices for deployment in the organization.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

Global Knowledge

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

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

Desktops in the Cloud Your Silver Bullet for Windows XP End of Life
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how moving your desktops and applications to a cloud-hosted model – a solution known as Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) – can help you overcome the challenges of OS migration and provide increased support for remote computing and remote desktop client software.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

Migrate from Windows® XP to Windows 7 in 20 Minutes
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a process that allows organizations to migrate from Windows® XP to Windows 7 in 20 minutes or less.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Top 5 Threats to Businesses Caused by Windows® XP End of Support
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the top 5 issues that businesses will have to be aware of now that support for XP is over as well as the impact that each issue has on organizations from a business perspective.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Compare Windows 8 and Windows® XP Security Problems
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the most critical security-related differences between Windows® XP and Windows 8, including each operating system’s ability to provision security patches, integrate with MDM and more.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Migrating from Windows® XP: Checklist
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a checklist you can use as an easy guide to the Windows migration process, focusing on the 3 primary migration phases: planning, deployment and operation.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Active Directory Disasters and Tools to Prevent Them
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the source of nearly all authentication and authorization in most Windows environments, which means it's critical to keep up and running. While AD's features can protect against some failures, there are others it can't recover from on its own. So what do you do when that dreaded day of disaster arrives?
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2013

Dell Software

Recovery Manager for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a tool that enables you to easily recover entire sections of the directory, or individual objects or attributes, without taking Active Directory offline.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Dell Software

Audits, Compliance and Security: IT Pros Share Their Experience
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IT pros share how a smarter approach to auditing enabled them to strengthen their security posture and simplify their change monitoring process.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

Dell Software

Deploying Windows 8 on Intel Architecture-based Tablets
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: As more employees look to access enterprise applications and systems via mobile devices, savvy organizations are deploying Windows 8 on tablets. In this white paper, you'll find an overview and a set of best practices for deploying Windows 8 on Intel architecture-based tablets.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Intel
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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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