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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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E-Guide: Will Windows Server 2012 Increase Costs for Your IT Shop?
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide breaks down the costs associated with upgrading to Windows Server 2012. Find out how its pricing structure differs from its predecessors and discover key factors to consider if you decide to implement this new operating system.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

Dell and Microsoft

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

Enhanced Wi-Fi Companion: A Complete Wi-Fi Solution for Business Mobility
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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

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

E-Guide: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2: Attain Shared Storage in Virtual Data Centers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
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
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
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
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


Presentation Transcript: A First Look at Storage in Windows Server 8
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
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
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
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

Computer Weekly - 6 March 2012: Windows 8 - tablet meets desktop
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EZINE: This week’s Computer Weekly delves into the new world of Windows 8. We also talk to some top CIOs about how the downturn has shaped their priorities. You'll also find the third and final part of our Buyer's Guide to IPv6 migration, all inside this digital magazine.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 06 Mar 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

IBM Data Studio - Available at no charge
sponsored by IBM
TRIAL SOFTWARE: IBM Data Studio provides an integrated, modular environment for productive administration of DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows, and collaborative database development tools for DB2, Informix, Oracle, and Sybase. View this page to get an overview of its components and download a trial of Data Studio with a free database, DB2 Express-C.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Premiered: 20 Dec 2011


Developing HTML5 Applications for AppUp: Part 1 A Simple Example
sponsored by Intel
TRAINING GUIDE: This is the first in a series of articles covering how to develop HTML5 applications for Intel AppUp. This first article will cover the basics of getting a minimal application packaged using the Encapsulator tool. Later articles will describe some larger example applications that illustrate different features of HTML5.
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2011


Computer Weekly 15 November 2011: Read this week's issue of the UK's leading technology publication, with all the latest news, analysis and opinion for IT managers
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from Visa Europe CIO Steve Chambers on the technology behind the credit card transactions that retailers rely on. We examine the challenges facing the government's G-Cloud project; and we ask how Microsoft will cope when customers no longer want to purchase software licences. Download the new issue now.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

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

Computer Weekly 27 September 2011: Download the latest issue of the UK's leading technology publication, featuring the news, analysis and opinion that matters to IT decision-makers
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we take an in-depth look at Windows 8 - identifying what new features will be key to business users; and examine the remains of the National Programme for IT and what this means for the future of the NHS. Download the latest issue now.
Posted: 26 Sep 2011 | Published: 27 Sep 2011

Computer Weekly 20 September 2011: Download the new issue of the UK's leading technology publication, featuring in-depth analysis of the latest IT news and technology trends
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine what reform of the UK's banks will mean for financial services IT strategies. We also look at the problems of software licensing when moving to desktop virtualisation, discuss how to make sense of cloud computing, and provide part three of our guide to business intelligence. Download the new issue now.
Posted: 19 Sep 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

How to prepare your applications for a Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from explains how to ensure application compatibility and ease transitions. Learn which steps to take to simplify the move to Windows 7.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

VMware, Inc.

New Platforms, New Technologies, Old Headaches
sponsored by NetIQ
WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn more about the challenges of designing an effective disaster recovery plan for the modern multi-platform data centre.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Premiered: Aug 15, 2011

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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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