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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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CW Special Report on Microsoft
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IT BRIEFING: This 12 page special report updated for 2012 gives you the facts on Microsoft, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 | Published: 25 Jan 2013

CW Buyer's Guide: Tablets for business
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this 11-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at the use of tablets in business and how the effect of mass adoption of tablets in the enterprise could be far more significant than either the desktop or laptop computer.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 14 Jan 2013

Mobile Telesystems Reduces Costs with x86 Architecture
sponsored by Intel
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses how a telecommunications organization switched their critical applications from a RISC architecture to an x86-based one to significantly reduce their TCO and improve workload performance.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 29 May 2013


Migrate from ws2003 to ws2012 in one step
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WEBCAST: This demonstration video details the latest features of an application migration tool that enables simplified, streamlined app migration from the data center to the cloud. See how this platform enables a one-step migration from ws2003 to ws2012.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Premiered: May 24, 2013


Solitaire Interglobal: Comparing Virtualization Methods for Business - Executive Summary
sponsored by IBM.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a deep dive analysis of the business differentiators among x86, UNIX, and System z virtualization technologies to help you determine the right path for your data center.
Posted: 21 May 2013 | Published: 22 May 2012


What are your options when performing a Windows migration?
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WHITE PAPER: This crucial resource takes an in-depth look at the options that you have for planning and deploying a Windows 7 migration, detailing the benefits and drawbacks of each approach so you can create a strategy that will satisfy your specific needs and requirements.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013


How to Simplify Migrations with Virtualization
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper takes an in-depth look at user virtualization, which allows for the management of user-specific information independent of the desktop – thus minimizing the complexity of any desktop operating system migration.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013


Computer Weekly – 30 April 2013: What’s next for mobile IT in the enterprise?
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EZINE: n this week's Computer Weekly: BlackBerry and Windows have been the mainstay of corporate IT for years, but how do their latest releases stack up? We examine the user response. Communications minister Ed Vaizey talks about broadband and 4G policy. And we ask if Nationwide's £1bn IT plan can increase competition in banking. Read the issue now.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Mobile Application Development Center
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE CENTER: Visit this exclusive resource center to find valuable tools for your Windows 8 mobile development initiative, including an "App Builder Virtual Summit" that provides expert seminars on everything from game development to app monetization through advertisements to making the move from iOS and Android.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013


Eguide: How to Handle Legacy Apps in a Windows 8 Migration
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert guide explores how to handle legacy applications when migrating to Windows 8. Read on to learn how to avoid the uncertainty and compatibility issues that these applications can cause.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013


Eguide: Assembling a Windows 8 Migration Toolbox
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert guide from examines the tools available to help your business migrate to Windows 8 quickly and efficiently. Read on to learn how to perform tasks such as upgrading existing machines to Windows 8 and moving a user's settings to a new machine with the OS.
Posted: 23 Apr 2013 | Published: 23 Apr 2013


Resources for Android developers (Windows Store apps)
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RESOURCE CENTER: If you're an Android developer looking to get started creating apps for Windows 8, look no further than this resource center made just for you. You'll get tools on how to build Windows Store apps using a variety of programming languages, including blog posts, coding road maps, and much more.
Posted: 23 Apr 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013


Microsoft Roadmap Chapter 5: Windows Server 2012 and Its Hardware Requirements
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EBOOK: Upgrading to Windows Server 2012? Learn what hardware you'll need to ensure compatibility.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Getting Started: Learn to build Windows Store apps
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE CENTER: In this guide, discover all the fundamentals you need to get your first Windows app off the ground. Read on to explore everything from planning, selling, and packaging apps, to coding in XAML to HTML5 to C++, to concepts and architectures.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 15 Apr 2013


Windows 8 Product Guide for Developers
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the essentials behind Windows 8 development. Read on for more information on the broad reach of the Windows Store, versatile input methods, cloud connection, and more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Understanding Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer on Dell EqualLogic PS Series Arrays
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper examines a storage solution that delegates the heavy lifting of large data transfers to the intelligence of the storage array, reducing the utilization of resources and improving user productivity and efficiency.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 15 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

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

Cloud Systems Management
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EBOOK: The expert IT handbook takes an in-depth look at two of the leading cloud systems management platforms, VMware's vCloud Suite and Microsoft Systems Center 2012. Discover the flaws, features and future of these cloud management tools.
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 | Published: 27 Mar 2013

Windows 7 vs. Windows 8: Challenges and Opportunities
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EBOOK: This expert guide examines the ins and outs of Windows 8, discussing the benefits and drawbacks of the new operating system so that you can determine if your organization should make them migration.
Posted: 22 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

Microsoft Roadmap: Server Based Platforms
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EBOOK: Access this expert resource to get an in-depth and independent look at Windows Server 2012 and learn how it can boost IT capabilities, from running data centers to accessing the cloud.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 | Published: 27 Feb 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Computer Weekly – 29 January 2013: The end of the PC refresh cycle?
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we ask if the days of the PC refresh cycle are over, due to declining PC sales, consumer technology and virtualisation. Remote working can be a challenge – but one project manager is doing so on Mount Everest. And we kick-off our latest buyer's guide, looking at infrastructure needs for big data. Read the issue now.
Posted: 28 Jan 2013 | Published: 29 Jan 2013

A special issue celebrating 30 years of MicroScope
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EZINE: A special issue celebrating the 30th anniversary of MicroScope's launch back in 1982.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 10 Dec 2012


How to Enable Cloud Deployments with Active Directory
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the improvements to server virtualization and cloud support in Windows Server 2012. Also, learn more about managing access control to data within Active Directory with Windows Rights Management Services.   
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

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Tips and Best Practices for a Midmarket Desktop Virtualization Deployment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: If your organization is among the many looking to implement desktop virtualization solutions, be sure to have a plan. This e-guide discusses the best practices on how to align technology with company goals, while staying focused on obtaining a sufficient ROI.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

Dell, Inc.

IT Handbook: Windows 8 Migration Station
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This handbook presents best practices for moving to Microsoft's latest operating system, including assessing your organization's needs to determine whether Windows 8 is a good fit, which applications should move over, and what help is out there for your migration project and licensing.
Posted: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc. and 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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