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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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Tech Skills Heading the Way of the Dinosaur
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a few different types of technologies from the past and explains why it might be time to make some changes.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

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

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: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Citrix

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

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

Citrix

Podcast: Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
PODCAST: This podcast addresses the challenges of server migration, with a special focus on how you can seamlessly move from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 23, 2015

HP

Goodbye Windows Server 2003: Your Guide to Successful Server Migration
sponsored by HP
WEBCAST: This webcast addresses the challenges of server migration, with a special focus on how you can seamlessly move from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 23, 2015

HP

Computer Weekly – 23 June 2015: Navigating complex IT
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

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

MicroScope

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: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  Windows
SearchVirtualDesktop.com

WS Migration: Trends, Expert Tips, and Pitfalls
sponsored by SearchWindowsServer.com
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

SearchWindowsServer.com

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: 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

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

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

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

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.
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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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