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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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Application Layering Creates Integrated Application Delivery Platform
sponsored by Liquidware Labs
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn the key to both successful physical and virtual desktop deployments: application virtualization strategies. You'll learn how application layering sets the stage for a profound transformation in the way apps are installed, managed, and delivered to users.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Liquidware Labs

Deliver a Seamless User Experience for Windows Apps on Chromebooks
sponsored by Citrix and Google
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an app virtualization strategy that can simplify access to business-critical apps on end-user mobile devices and tablets. Uncover the benefits, including device optimization, seamless usability, and one-step app access.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Citrix and Google

Underwriters Safety and Claims Uses Management Platform to Upgrade to Windows 7
sponsored by MicroFocus
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to find out how Underwriters Safety and Claims, a regional insurance agency, was able to upgrade to Windows 7 without a problem using a management platform.
Posted: 31 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

MicroFocus

server platform for the modern business
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE: Organizations that are still running on Windows Server 2003 are risking their business by operating with an unstable infrastructure. Download this infographic now to uncover how you can improve performance and simplify management by switching to Windows Server 2012 R2.
Posted: 31 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Microsoft

Securing mobile productivity for Microsoft Office 365
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of deploying and securing the Microsoft ecosystem across all mobile platforms, including Windows 10. Access now and start efficiently managing your enterprise productivity, connectivity and security in today's hostile mobile world.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

IBM

Windows 10: The Bright Path to Adoption
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In the following infographic learn about the benefits of migrating to Windows 10 and learn why Gartner states that by 2019, 100% of businesses will be moving towards this upgrade.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

Citrix

Desktops as a Service: Everything You Need to Know About DaaS & Hosted VDI Chapter 8: Licensing
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EBOOK: This select chapter from Brian Madden's DaaS e-book, Desktops as a Service: Everything You Need to Know about DaaS & Hosted VDI takes a look at how to properly license for DaaS environments. Access now to understand Windows licensing in DaaS environments, Microsoft Office licensing for DaaS, and licensing other applications.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Windows Security Management: What's New in Windows 10
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll explore how new auditing and logging capabilities in Windows 10 give IT visibility into potential threats. Uncover ways to thwart threat actors by scoping user privileges, logging on with additional credentials, and more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

A CIOs Guide to a Successful Windows Server Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: With an average migration time of seven months, many organizations are still grappling with Windows Server 2003's end of life. Access this white paper for executive-level guidance on transitioning from the outdated platform.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Empower a Mobile Workforce with Secure App Delivery
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Mobility has given people new freedom to work anywhere, on any device—but it has also added new complications for IT. Learn how Citrix XenApp helps people be productive on any device.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

VDI—Simplify your migration to Windows® 10 and beyond
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Windows 10 is poised to become the most rapid OS migration in history—driven as much by users as by IT. Learn how IT can take the pain out of OS migrations now and in the future with a virtualized infrastructure that strengthens security and simplifies BYOD, app compatibility and corporate desktop management.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

Why it's Time for Locked-Down Desktops
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive e-guide to take a look at why IT teams are locking down desktops in order to restrict user-installed apps (UIAs). You'll also explore the benefits locked-down desktops can have on IT departments.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Delivering Enterprise Windows Apps to Any Device
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a simple way to deliver the Windows enterprise apps your workers depend on to any type of device. Learn how this app virtualization approach overcomes challenges in development, security, user experience, and more.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

VDI—Simplify Your Migration to Windows 10 and Embrace Desktop Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to streamline your migration to Windows 10 with a virtualized infrastructure that simplifies BYOD, app compatibility, and corporate desktop management. Access this paper now to answer your burning questions about this OS and how it pertains to desktop virtualization.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Citrix

Safely Retiring Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the risks you will face if you do not retire Windows Server 2003, including: inconsistency in implementation, no reference point or ability to rollback, and more. Additionally, learn what you need to do to overcome these risks and perform as seamless migration.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Acronis

Still Migrating from Windows Server 2003? A Guide to Best Practices and Tips
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the six biggest reasons to start planning to move away from Windows Server 2003. Additionally, learn about migration challenges, as well as best practices for executing a smooth migration, including: backup your original environment, convert backup to a standby virtual machine, and 3 more.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Acronis

E-Guide: Windows 10 Improvements Help the OS Meet Enterprise Needs
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, you will learn why W10 could be the new de facto OS for the enterprise. Access this exclusive guide to key into some of W10's best qualities and determine if these features will ease your enterprise desktop management.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2015

VMware

E-Guide: Where MDM Fits Into Your Enterprise Mobile Strategy
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, you will track how EMM has matured since its beginnings, as well as discover how MDM and MAM figure together in the modern enterprise environment. Read on to discover the renewed flexibility of MDM in the wake of Windows 10 and desktop app integration.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

VMware

Expert E-Guide: VMware, Microsoft Team Up to Deliver Windows 10 Apps
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, you will discover this W10 app delivery option that will soon be available through VMware AirWatch and App Volumes. Access this expert guide now to transform your desktop and mobile management by managing W10 the same way across PCs and mobile devices.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

VMware

Exclusive E-Guide: Ten Windows 10 Features IT Pros Will Love
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, you will discover 10 enterprise-friendly enhancements that W10 has to offer your organization. Access this guide now to key into 10 W10 must-have features for IT, including device guard to ease MDM and universal business apps from the Windows app store.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

VMware

Computer Weekly March 2016: Building Data Centers Under the Sea
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, delve into Microsoft's trial of an underwater data center and assess the technology and environmental implications. In addition, read on to see if the desktop PC is set to be reinvented as PC suppliers build new products around Windows 10. Read the issue for these highlights, and more.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Taking Windows Mobile on Any Device
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Taking Windows applications and desktops mobile has many advantages, but with so many device types to consider, how can you simplify solution implementation? Learn how Citrix XenApp solves this complex problem.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Citrix

Modern Infrastructure: Pushing Cloud to the Limit
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: How do you determine if it is better for your infrastructure to stay on-premises or move to the cloud? This exclusive issue of the Modern Infrastructure e-zine takes a look at this question and details when and where the cloud works and whether you should consider keeping your infrastructure on-premises.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

SearchDataCenter.com

Windows 10: Top 10 Features IT Pros Will Love
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the 10 most crucial Windows 10 features that IT pros need to know about, including mobile device management, work folders that regulate access to corporate content, the return of the Start Menu, and 7 more.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Where to Begin with Windows 10
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop
EBOOK: A Windows 10 migration comes with special considerations. Shops must know about Microsoft's new approach to the OS in addition to the normal to-dos associated with any migration.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

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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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