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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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Extending the Benefits of Virtualization from the Data Center to Device
sponsored by VMware
DATA SHEET: This infographic details the reasons why organizations should extend the benefits of virtualization from the data center to desktops and mobile devices. Learn how the increasing mobility movement is making virtualization a popular move.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Mar 2015

VMware

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to desktop computing 2020
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Tablets, smartphones, cloud computing and applications delivered as a service offer compelling new ways to work. In this 11-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at how this way of working is likely to evolve further over the next five years and how it will affect users and IT departments alike.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Update your Windows
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines some of the most critical issues that may arise after the end of Server 2003 support, including compliance and maintenance cost issues, and examines how organizations can make their transition to Windows 2012 as smooth as possible.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

HP India

Accelerate your Windows Server 2003 Migration
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a series of services that can help IT restructure their spending and technology acquisition processes in a way that optimizes procurement and service delivery.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

HP India

Migration Patterns: Ensuring Successful Windows Server Transitions
sponsored by SearchWindowsServer.com
EBOOK: This e-book reveals several ways to ease the pains of migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 and discusses the cloud's growing viability within the Microsoft universe.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

SearchWindowsServer.com

Global IT Priorities Report 2015
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Benchmark your IT spending plans with our in-depth study of global spending priorities, including Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, China, Africa and South America.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Feb 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Virtual Server Protection: A Buyer's Checklist
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Read this list of key features you need in a virtual server protection solution so you can protect your mission-critical data in any infrastructure.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

Commvault

Are You Ready for Windows Server 2012 Migration?
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the improved virtualization, storage, networking, and other features of Windows Server 2012. Time is running out for Windows Server 2003 support and now is the right time to begin your migration to Windows Server 2012.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Are You Ready for Windows Server 2012 Migration?
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the features and benefits of the new Windows Server 2012 R2, and learn how to prepare for the migration from legacy systems to the new platform. Plus, discover software that can help you through the phases of transition.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Dell and Microsoft

Doing More with Less: Examining the TCO of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as Compared to Windows
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines two major infrastructure platforms - Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows – in an effort to determine which one can more effectively lower the support costs of IT systems.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Deliver Windows Apps to Google Chromebooks for a Seamless, App-centric Experience From Anywhere
sponsored by Citrix and Google
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how, through the use of desktop virtualization solutions, organizations can launch centrally hosted enterprise applications alongside Google Apps, SaaS and other cloud services within the same Chrome environment without the need to launch one or more virtual Windows desktops.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Citrix and Google

Virtual App Delivery Platform Makes Windows Apps Available to Chromebook Users
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Citrix solutions can help organizations enable access to business-critical applications via Chromebooks, and why doing so could save the business money in the long run.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Citrix

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: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Sysinternals Still Essential for Desktop Troubleshooting
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop
EBOOK: The Windows Sysinternals suite is useful for Windows 7 troubleshooting. Even though there isn't yet Windows 8 support, endpoint admins should still know how the free tools can help.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 02 Feb 2015

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

Computer Weekly – 3 February 2015: Windows 10 in the enterprise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, Microsoft has released more details of the forthcoming Windows 10 release – we look at what it means for enterprise IT. The UK government has set out its vision for an EU digital economy – we examine the issues. And our latest buyer's guide covers data science. Read the issue now.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 02 Feb 2015

TOPICS:  Software | Windows
ComputerWeekly.com

How to Empower Mobile Workers With Remote Desktop Apps
sponsored by SearchMobileComputing
EBOOK: Mobility is expected to lead to greater employee efficiency, but are enterprises properly encouraging mobile workers and measuring the effects of mobile apps on productivity?
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

SearchMobileComputing

Mobility Management Evolves Into BYOD and Beyond
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop
EBOOK: Enterprises have come to rely on BYOD policies as they strive to balance user privacy with security concerns. However, IT is shifting its focus to apps, data and the cloud.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

Windows 8 Security: Know All You Need to Know
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This expert e-book describes how to best take advantage of the security features in Windows 8 and 8.1.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

IBM

On the Horizon: The Benefits of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the new server offered by a leading vendor. Learn about the strategic and tactical choices when migrating to the new system, the most efficient tools, and how it can handle inherent challenges.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell and Microsoft

Mastering Windows 8 Migration Amid an Array of Options
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop
EBOOK: As desktop admins consider Windows XP's obsolescence and other OSes, Windows 8.1 offers improvements over Windows 8, and several tools can ease migrations.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

TOPICS:  Windows
SearchEnterpriseDesktop

Computer Weekly – 30 September 2014: Hacking IT from the inside
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, car giant Daimler talks about IT security strategy and the benefits of its own in-house hacking team. App developers are under fire for collecting too much personal data – we examine the best practice. And our review of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet asks whether it can replace the laptop. Read the issue now.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 16 September 2014: The IT challenges facing an independent Scotland
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, as Scotland goes to the polls to vote on independence, we assess the IT challenges the country would face. We look at the products available in the fast-growing market for object storage. And we ask if it will be worth migrating to future version of Windows given the rise in mobile usage. Read the issue now.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Easing the Migration Off Windows XP
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn about the Windows XP migration tools available today that will ease OS upgrades and mitigate risks associated with the process.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Key Considerations for Migrating Off Windows XP
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn some of the best practices and tips for migration from XP.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft
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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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