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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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Harmonize File Sharing in Your Mac/Windows Environment
sponsored by Acronis
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Start your trial download for a file-and-print sharing tool today and mitigate protocol issues, performance, and compatibility problems. Discover three main benefits for Mac users in a Windows environment.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Premiered: 29 May 2015


Transforming Your Business with Tablets
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how the new generation of tablets eliminates past obstacles and are ready to be primary business devices.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Prepare for Disaster Recovery with a Complete Automated Migration Solution
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Nice implemented an automated Windows migration and Disaster Recovery solution for thousands of workstations. Read now to examine several business benefits they achieved from this solution.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Remote and Branch Offices: Availability made easy with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a number of requirements that remote and branch office environments have and how a line of products designed for availability enables an always-on business model.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Veeam Software

Infographic: 4 Reasons Why Citrix Leads the Way
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights 4 key areas where Citrix is a market leader. Find out how each of its technologies empowers businesses with complete mobile workspaces by securely delivering apps, desktops, and data to any device.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Apr 2015


Remote access to Windows apps
sponsored by Citrix
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This guide outlines a comprehensive technology that delivers Windows-based applications to both remote users using different types of endpoints and physical workspaces. Explore the five-layer solution architecture and how each of these layers work together to provide a secure environment for delivering applications.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014


Reviewer's guide: XenDesktop 7.6
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This guide takes you through a step-by-step process of installing and configuring the XenDesktop 7.6 for a trial evaluation and guides you through a deployment scenario to help you better understand how the application and desktop delivery capabilities work.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Webinar Transcript: How Shannon Medical Center is Scaling VDI
sponsored by Imprivata
TRANSCRIPT: Discover how Shannon Medical Center implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) by overcoming early challenges, and learn what tools they used throughout the process in order to make their VDI project a success.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015


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


A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to desktop computing 2020
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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

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

Global IT Priorities Report 2015
sponsored by
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

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


Computer Weekly – 23 June 2015: Navigating complex IT
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, the complexity of legacy IT is a problem for most CIOs, but is it an inevitable consequence of using technology to keep the business simple? IT leaders share their experiences. Windows 10 is out soon – we look at what it means for enterprise IT. And we examine the Open Data Platform for Hadoop. Read the issue now.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015

May ezine: An issue covering Windows 10 and HP and Aruba
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue looking at the potential impact later this summer of the arrival of Windows 10 and taking a closer look at the reasons for the HP and Aruba deal.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015


How to Untangle Windows' DaaS Licensing Knots
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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: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  Windows

WS Migration: Trends, Expert Tips, and Pitfalls
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EBOOK: In this e-book, the experts reveal several ways to ease the pains of Windows Server migration, discuss the cloud's growing viability within the Microsoft universe, and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

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


Computer Weekly – 3 February 2015: Windows 10 in the enterprise
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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

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


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


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


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

Computer Weekly – 30 September 2014: Hacking IT from the inside
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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
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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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