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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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Top 10 Predictions for 2013
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ANALYST REPORT: Analyst Group, Nucleus Research gives its view of the IT trends and technologies that will shape 2013.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2012

CW Buyer's Guide: Windows 8
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11 page buyer's guide looks at the implications of Windows 8 for corporate IT.
Posted: 23 Oct 2012 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

Endpoint Management - IT handbook
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EBOOK: Access this expert IT handbook for an in-depth look at the at endpoint management techniques and technologies that your organization should consider.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

UK IT priorities 2012
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IT BRIEFING: This exclusive Computer Weekly research reveals how UK IT departments are prioritising their budgets in 2012, which technologies they are investing in, and the impact of cloud computing, mobile and other disruptive technology on their IT strategies.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

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


Guide: Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide gives you the facts and advice you need to migrate your organisation from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Posted: 16 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Nov 2011

Windows Server 2012: New Features to be Aware of
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EGUIDE: This expert guide discusses the latest features of Server Message Block 3.0 (SMB 3.0) for Windows Server 2012. Additionally, learn how to set up scale-out file servers and ensure you receive the maximum benefits of this Microsoft upgrade.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

Dell and VMware

IT Handbook: The Microsoft Product Update Roundup
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EGUIDE: Microsoft will release new versions of 12 of its products with an eye toward better integration of systems and applications that will brace environments for the cloud era. This special supplement covers the feature updates that could make a difference for your IT environment.
Posted: 14 Nov 2012 | Published: 14 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc.

It's Not Too Soon to Think About Windows Licensing
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EGUIDE: While you may not be ready to hop on the Windows 8 bandwagon quite yet, it's never too early to start the planning process. This expert E-guide from provides the best strategies for upgrading your operating systems and explores the benefits it can provide your organization.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 | Published: 13 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

E-Guide: Best Practices for Installing Windows 8 on Your Laptop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a first look at Windows 8 features and discusses best practice for installing this OS upgrade. Discover how to streamline deployment for your laptops and review the security and user interface enhancements of this latest Microsoft OS.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 | Published: 13 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Microscope – November 2012: a special issue on Windows 8
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EZINE: A special issue looking at the opportunities the launch of Windows 8 will bring the channel.
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 | Published: 12 Nov 2012


IT Handbook: Windows 8 Migration Station
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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: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Dell EqualLogic PS Series and Microsoft WS2008 Hyper-V: Enabling the Next Generation Virtualized Data Center
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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
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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

SharePoint E-Zine Volume 7: Who Is Allowed to Customize SharePoint?
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EZINE: Find out how to incorporate governance into SharePoint customization to empower users while setting boundaries.
Posted: 25 Aug 2012 | Published: 16 Feb 2009


Windows 7 Migrations and Beyond: Ensuring Successful OS Migrations while Boosting Productivity and Simplifying Management
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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

E-Guide: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2: Attain Shared Storage in Virtual Data Centers
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EGUIDE: Although Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is widely touted as a NAS appliance, it can also function as an iSCSI target. This expert e-guide provides an in-depth overview of this platform, its' new features, and lesser known uses.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

Dell and Microsoft

E-Guide: Windows Server 8: Achieve Efficient Storage Through Data Deduplication
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EGUIDE: Deduplication technology has existed for some time, but only now is it being incorporated into a Windows operating system. This expert e-guide examines Windows Server 8's new deduplication functionality and discusses how it enables significant space savings and protection against data loss.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

Dell and Microsoft

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
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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


Presentation Transcript: A First Look at Storage in Windows Server 8
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, storage expert Brien Posey explores some of the storage features and changes in Windows Server 8. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Presentation Transcript: Command Line Storage Provisioning in Windows Server 2008
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript demonstrates step-by-step how to manage Windows from the command line, and particularly how to provision storage. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Brian Madden Book - The VDI Delusion
sponsored by Dell Software
EBOOK: In this featured book on, you will learn about the promise and reality of VDI and why it is so difficult for today’s organizations. Read about the future of applications, Windows, and devices, and how all this comes together in the form of the desktop of the future.
Posted: 15 Mar 2012 | Published: 15 Mar 2012

Dell Software
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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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