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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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Deliver A Seamless User Experience For Windows Apps on Chromebooks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Learn how an application virtualization approach allows organizations to launch centrally hosted Windows apps alongside other cloud services within the same Chrome environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014


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: In this expert e-book, technology expert Bryan Barringer explains how studying user habits, using modern software development methodologies and constantly monitoring performance can lead to successful adoption of mobile apps. Also discover how mobile remote desktop apps work, and how employee productivity can get a boost from mobile apps.
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


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


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

Computer Weekly – 16 September 2014: The IT challenges facing an independent Scotland
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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

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 9: Understanding Windows
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This hand-picked chapter from Brian Madden's "The New VDI Reality" e-book dives into the world of Windows in regards to VDI. Access now and you'll explore a few important Windows facts that are shaping the desktop virtualization landscape today and uncover the truth behind why Windows is difficult.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

Desktops in the Cloud Your Silver Bullet for Windows XP End of Life
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how moving your desktops and applications to a cloud-hosted model – a solution known as Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) – can help you overcome the challenges of OS migration and provide increased support for remote computing and remote desktop client software.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

Migrate from Windows® XP to Windows 7 in 20 Minutes
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a process that allows organizations to migrate from Windows® XP to Windows 7 in 20 minutes or less.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Top 5 Threats to Businesses Caused by Windows® XP End of Support
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the top 5 issues that businesses will have to be aware of now that support for XP is over as well as the impact that each issue has on organizations from a business perspective.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Compare Windows 8 and Windows® XP Security Problems
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the most critical security-related differences between Windows® XP and Windows 8, including each operating system’s ability to provision security patches, integrate with MDM and more.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Migrating from Windows® XP: Checklist
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a checklist you can use as an easy guide to the Windows migration process, focusing on the 3 primary migration phases: planning, deployment and operation.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Active Directory Disasters and Tools to Prevent Them
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the source of nearly all authentication and authorization in most Windows environments, which means it's critical to keep up and running. While AD's features can protect against some failures, there are others it can't recover from on its own. So what do you do when that dreaded day of disaster arrives?
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2013

Dell Software

Recovery Manager for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a tool that enables you to easily recover entire sections of the directory, or individual objects or attributes, without taking Active Directory offline.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Dell Software

Audits, Compliance and Security: IT Pros Share Their Experience
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IT pros share how a smarter approach to auditing enabled them to strengthen their security posture and simplify their change monitoring process.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

Dell Software

Deploying Windows 8 on Intel Architecture-based Tablets
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: As more employees look to access enterprise applications and systems via mobile devices, savvy organizations are deploying Windows 8 on tablets. In this white paper, you'll find an overview and a set of best practices for deploying Windows 8 on Intel architecture-based tablets.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


How to Limit the Risk of Attack on your XP Assets
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: This webinar describes the new threats facing organizations that are still using Windows XP now that support for the operating system has ended. It also highlights a solution that can be implemented to make sure Windows XP assets remain protected.
Posted: 08 May 2014 | Premiered: May 8, 2014


Windows XP Migration: Protect and Secure Critical Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores strategies for protecting and securing your data when migrating from Windows XP to your new operating system.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 thin provisioning space reclamation using the IBM XIV Storage System IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the simplicity in which Information IT teams can take advantage of substantial data capacity savings using combined IBM XIV and Microsoft improvements which include the introduction of the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

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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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