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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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Why it's Time for Locked-Down Desktops
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
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, Microsoft and Citrix

A Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Management for Your Enterprise
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you evolve your Windows management from a disruptive PC-centric approach to one that offers maximum flexibility. Discover how to leverage conventional Windows management tools utilized today, and delve into the specific management technologies that W10 requires.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

VMware

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 airwatch
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 airwatch

E-Guide: Where MDM Fits Into Your Enterprise Mobile Strategy
sponsored by vmware airwatch
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 airwatch

Expert E-Guide: VMware, Microsoft Team Up to Deliver Windows 10 Apps
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, you will discover this Windows 10 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 airwatch

Exclusive E-Guide: Ten Windows 10 Features IT Pros Will Love
sponsored by vmware airwatch
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 airwatch

Seven Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop (VDI) Providers and How They Stack Up
sponsored by Citrix
ANALYST REPORT: Read The Forrester Wave™: Server-Hosted Virtual Desktops (VDI) Q3 2015 now and get the essential guidance you need to select the VDI solution that's right for your organization.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 18 Sep 2015

Citrix

Getting the Most Out of Windows PowerShell
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the myriad of benefits Windows PowerShell offers and discusses how your IT team can best take advantage of the software.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

Global Knowledge

From GPO to MDM: A New Era of Enterprise Computing
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks to enterprise mobility management (EMM) as the primary means of securing and managing enterprise devices during the evolution of operating systems.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

MobileIron

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: The information that IT admins need about Windows isn't always easy to find – and it's often difficult to digest. Gain expert insight into Windows 10 migrations, including, major process updates and upgrades in Windows 10, XP-to-Windows 10 migration success tips and tricks, and more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

A Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Management
sponsored by VMware
WEBCAST: This webcast examines the impact W10 will have on enterprise mobility in the next 5 years. Access this video to redefine your mobility management strategy with W10, and reap the benefits of its cloud-based management capabilities.
Posted: 02 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Dec 2, 2015

VMware

Become a Technology Partner with Citrix and Expand Your Business Reach
sponsored by Citrix
PODCAST: Discover how to expand your business reach by partnering with an internationally recognized company. See how much your business stands to benefit from leveraging this company's brand and global marketplace solution.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Nov 6, 2015

Citrix

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Windows 10 Migration
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this 12-page buyer's guide, the experts at Computer Weekly explore what you need to about a Windows 10 migration.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 6 October 2015: What's on your desktop?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, Microsoft has released Office 2016 and is urging customers to migrate to Windows 10 – but is a desktop upgrade worth the hassle? We report from the Dreamforce conference on the latest products from Salesforce.com.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Upgrading to Windows 10: Pros & Cons for Your Enterprise
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop
EBOOK: How can you be confident that a move to Windows 10 is justified? In this e-guide, experts weigh in on the benefits that Windows 10 could bring to your enterprise and also provide the must-know questions you need to ask before migrating to the new OS.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2015

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

How to Untangle Windows' DaaS Licensing Knots
sponsored by SearchVirtualDesktop.com
EBOOK: In this e-book, learn how Windows licensing works for desktops and servers, how it complicates DaaS and how to overcome these challenges.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2015

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

Taking a Classic Brand into the Digital Age
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how Hornby, the iconic model railway company that also owns Scalextric and Airfix, is moving these classic brands into the digital age. With the release of Windows 10, we ask if businesses should upgrade. And our buyer's guide looks at managing software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. Read the issue now.
Posted: 27 Jul 2015 | Published: 27 Jul 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

HP

Datasheet: Integrating RHEL with Windows in the Datacenter
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reviews the advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for new business workloads, and explains how the platform can be easily integrated into existing Windows environments.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Red Hat

Computer Weekly – 7 July 2015: The IT behind Angry Birds
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the CIO of Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, about how he supports a global business with a five-person IT team. We assess your options for moving off Windows Server 2003 now support is ending. And our buyer's guide looks at log management. Read the issue now.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

ComputerWeekly.com
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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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