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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

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

E-Guide: Top Improvements in Windows Server 2012
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the notable new features of both Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Find out which capabilities simplify virtualization and enable cloud computing and determine whether it makes sense to incorporate these technologies into your IT environment.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

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
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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

Centrify Corporation

Tips and Best Practices for a Midmarket Desktop Virtualization Deployment
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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
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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: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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
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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
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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

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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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