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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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The New Workplace - Are you Ready?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a solution that integrates Windows 7 and virtualisation migration planning while optimising application delivery by leveraging proven methods, analytics and automation. Read on to learn how IT managers can deliver fast, quality service while providing optimal return on IT investments.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011


Enhanced Wi-Fi Companion: A Complete Wi-Fi Solution for Business Mobility
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Businesses that want to deploy Pocket PCs or other Windows Mobile/CE based devices on their Wi-Fi networks will benefit from a solution that incorporates the latest data security and Wi-Fi innovations, CCX certification, and a user-friendly interface in a single, complete solution without third-party supplicants.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2010

Accelerating the Benefits of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at how a Dell server solution can accelerate the benefits of Windows Server 2012. Discover how you can increase performance whether your servers are stand-alone, virtualized or used in a cloud environment.
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Dell EqualLogic PS Series and Microsoft WS2008 Hyper-V: Enabling the Next Generation Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines a virtualization technology to optimize storage on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments offering capacity and efficiency benefits for your VM workloads.
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 | Published: 20 Sep 2012

Dell and Microsoft

File Server Migration: Pain is in permissions
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a three-phase approach to easily fixing problematic file permissions and securely migrating files even in the most complex environments.
Posted: 29 Aug 2012 | Published: 29 Aug 2012

Dell Software

Active Directory Forest Disaster Recovery: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to avoid the most common Active Directory disasters. Inside, examine case studies and discover strategies for handling domain controller failure, accidental bulk deletion of objects, forest failure and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 21 Aug 2012

Dell Software

Windows 7 Migrations and Beyond: Ensuring Successful OS Migrations while Boosting Productivity and Simplifying Management
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes common Windows 7 migration paths and the challenges associated with them. Find out how you can successfully manage the user experience and avoid time-consuming issues as you navigate your transition.
Posted: 01 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

RES Software

Next Generation Mainframe Computing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The mainframe can enable substantial cost savings and efficiency gains, but only if effective management tactics are in place. This white paper examines the key advantages of the mainframe and offers exclusive advice for incorporating it into your overarching IT strategy.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

Solitaire Interglobal: PowerLinux vs Windows for your SAP Deployments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper assesses two leading operating systems and provides proven metrics for effectively evaluating them. Determine which platform offers the availability, performance, and efficiency that your SAP environment requires.
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 | Published: 27 Apr 2012


DB2 10: What's new in DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are buzzing about the upcoming release of the latest version of IBM's DB2. The added features and functionalities offered in the new platform offer cost-savings, improved application performance and better productivity. Read this white paper to learn more about the exciting enhancements and how they can benefit your enterprise.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 03 Apr 2012


Application Compatibility - The Key to Preparing for Windows 7
sponsored by Centrix Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides answers to your top Windows 7 migration questions and more. Learn how to successfully prepare for Windows 7 by determining what applications are being used before the application compatibility process even starts.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 22 Feb 2012

Centrix Software

Infrastructure, Interrupted: Apple in the Enterprise Redefined
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the evolution of Apple in the enterprise and how you can make shifting standards and multiple platforms work together to benefit your organization.
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 | Published: 05 Oct 2012


The Essentials Series: Solving Network Problems Before They Occur - How to Use WMI in Network Problem Resolution
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn more about Windows Management Instrumentation – a platform-specific service – and how it can be effective for network monitoring.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

6 Things Every Manager Should Know About Microsoft Sharepoint
sponsored by Rackspace Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Wouldn’t it be great if you could quickly find company information, work closely with teams in different locations, and securely share documents with major customers? You can do all that with SharePoint. This resource presents six key concepts that every IT pro should be aware of before adopting SharePoint into the enterprise
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

Rackspace Hosting

Editor's Choice: Dell KACE Rocks for Windows 7 Deployment
sponsored by Dell KACE
WHITE PAPER: Many IT pros are eager to get started with their Windows 7 rollouts, but not sure which software to use in the process. This article reviews one OS deployment/client management tool and examines its pros, cons, and key features.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011


Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers: Overview
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: When choosing a virtualization platform, organizations should consider both initial acquisition costs as well as ongoing maintenance and support expenses. This brief white paper discusses the uses, costs, and benefits of an effective virtualization solution and compares its core components to other options in the market.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

Red Hat and JBoss

Windows 7 Migration: Formulating a Smart Application Compatibility Testing and Remediation Strategy
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: Even as Windows 7 migration enters the mainstream, application compatibility remains the top associated concern for enterprises around the world. Read this paper to learn how to leverage tools from Flexera Software and Microsoft to Speed application readiness.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

Flexera Software

Seven for 7: Best Practices For Implementing Windows 7
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In February 2011, Microsoft released its first major update to Windows 7, Service Pack 1. And now that this operating system holds more than 20% of marketshare, there’s no question that more enterprises will plan major migrations to Windows 7 in 2011. As businesses retire older versions of Windows, it’s the perfect opportunity to assess your...
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

Sophos, Inc.

AdminStudio Suite: Powering an Application Readiness Process for Application Migrations and Day-to-Day Application Operations
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: AdminStudio Suite powers an enterprise’s Application Readiness process for migrations to Windows 7, application virtualization and day-to-day application packaging operations. Its automation, integration, and workflow capabilities help companies streamline processes and reduce the time and cost of application migration projects.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

Flexera Software

Migrating to Windows 7: How to Select a Provider for PC Online Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: In addition to implementing strategic initiatives, IT has the basic function of keeping workers productive. With many enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7, it is important to consider a backup provider that supports Microsoft’s latest platform. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

Migrating to Windows 7? Technology Points to Consider
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how endpoint management and related technologies can be used to streamline the migration process and discusses the role that Novell plays in this increasingly important market.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

Novell, Inc.

How Dell Services Help Simplify the Migration Path to Microsoft Windows 7
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Hardware and application compatibility, peripheral compatibility, staff training, and the planning and deployment timeline are all key issues to consider before beginning a Windows 7 migration. This paper details Dell’s ability to help organizations simplify this transition.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

Dell and Microsoft

RedBook: Oracle to DB2 Conversion Guide - Compatibility Made Easy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: New IBM DB2 features make compatibility easy. In this guide, you’ll learn about native support for PL/SQL, new data types, scalar functions, improved concurrency, built-in packages, OCI, SQL*Plus, data movement tools, best practices and more—all designed to improve your ability to run applications on both DB2 and Oracle platforms
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010


Active Directory Provisioning: Overcoming Top Challenges
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this new Quest white paper, learn about the challenges of managing Active Directory using native tools – and how provisioning in your diverse environment is equally difficult. Then, discover a third-party solution that not only delivers a comprehensive provisioning solution, but one that makes it quick, easy and painless.
Posted: 01 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Dell Software

Installing Windows 2008 Hyper-V Best Practices for Xiotech Emprise 7000
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This document provides step-by-step instructions on installing Hyper-V and a host operating system. Windows 2008 must be installed and configured prior to installing Hyper-V. In addition, all other server configuration tasks, such as network configuration, domain membership, must be complete before installing Hyper-V.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Xiotech Corporation
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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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