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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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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


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


Windows XP Migration: Protect and Secure Critical Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores strategies for protecting and securing your data when migrating from Windows XP to your new operating system.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 thin provisioning space reclamation using the IBM XIV Storage System IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the simplicity in which Information IT teams can take advantage of substantial data capacity savings using combined IBM XIV and Microsoft improvements which include the introduction of the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013


A Crossroads for Windows XP Users: Windows 7 or Windows 8?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores the pros and cons of each option – including your options for staying with XP.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

5 Ways VERDE Desktop Virtualization is the Simple, Smarter Solution
sponsored by Virtual Bridges
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights 5 reasons why one desktop virtualization solution will help your organization lower its capital expenditure (CapEx) while also significantly improving security with its two layers of authentication.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Virtual Bridges

Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014
sponsored by Secunia
WHITE PAPER: This guide reviews vulnerabilities for 2014 and discusses key figures and facts from a global IT security perspective.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014


Secunia PSI Country Report - Q4 2013 Germany
sponsored by Secunia
WHITE PAPER: This informative report explores the current state of cybercrime targeting German PCs and what can be done to stop them.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014


Desktops in the Cloud: Your Silver Bullet for Windows XP End of Life
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores desktop solutions for the end of Windows XP and how to make smooth transition from one operating system to another.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

VMware, Inc.

Airline IT Aims High
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a case study of TUIfly, a large-scale airline services company that needed to do a complete technology overhaul to support everything from customer bookings to flight preparation by crew.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Lenovo ThinkPad Win 8
sponsored by Insight and Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a family of Windows 8-enabled laptops and tablets designed to help your users boost productivity and truly thrive in today's increasingly-mobile business landscape. View now to learn more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Insight and Lenovo

Windows XP Ends Support in April 2014; How will Businesses be Affected
sponsored by Insight and Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: Support for Windows XP ends in April 2014. How will your business be affected? This infographic reveals all – view now to learn more!
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Insight and Lenovo

ToughPad BiFold
sponsored by Insight and Panasonic
WHITE PAPER: A successful mobile workforce needs the right hardware coupled with the right software in order to increase productivity and operational efficiency. This exclusive resource examines a tablet solution that boasts features that can adapt to meet your needs along with the latest mobile operating system.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

Insight and Panasonic

PC Refresh Rundown Card
sponsored by Insight & Intel
WHITE PAPER: Millions of corporate PCs in use today are four or more years old, which can cause serious security, cost, and maintenance issues. Is it time for your business to refresh PCs? View this brief resource to find out.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Insight & Intel

Mobilizing Windows Applications
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This project design guide demonstrates a way to deliver Windows-based apps to mobile devices efficiently while avoiding application rewrites and maintaining information security.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


The Windows XP Era's Coming to an End: What You Can Do to Prepare
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource reviews the security threats and cost issues you will face following the end of support date.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 13 Dec 2013


Taking Windows Mobile on Any Device
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: What exactly do today's IT departments need to provide secure access to IT services by diverse endpoint devices? Read this IT survey to learn exactly what impact mobility is having on remote access.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

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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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