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New tool translates Windows 10 Group Policy Objects into MDM policies

It can be taxing to match Group Policy Objects to their corresponding MDM policies. A migration tool coming in Windows 10 aims to help companies adopt a new way to manage PCs.

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  • Microsoft Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch

    Microsoft Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch is a licensing structure available for operating system updates in Windows 10 Enterprise.

  • unified endpoint management (UEM)

    Unified endpoint management (UEM) is an approach to securing and controlling personal computers (PCs), smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console.

  • Internet Explorer (IE)

    Internet Explorer (IE) is a World Wide Web browser made by Microsoft for use on its Windows operating system.

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Enterprise application management

The application management section of our site focuses on managing Microsoft Windows applications like Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office on desktop machines. Your users use these applications every day and as a result are subject to the many Windows security flaws that regularly affect both IE and MS Office.

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  • Internet Explorer (IE)

    Internet Explorer (IE) is a World Wide Web browser made by Microsoft for use on its Windows operating system.

  • productivity software

    Productivity software is a category of application programs that help users produce things such as documents, databases, graphs, worksheets and presentations. Examples of productivity software include word processors, database management systems and spreadsheet applications.

  • AppBuilder

    AppBuilder is an application development tool that takes advantage of reusable HTML5/Java Script to let developers create cross-platform applications that work seamlessly on iOS, Android or Windows Phones.

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Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems security management

Keeping Windows desktop systems protected and secure is an ongoing battle. Learn about security management issues, including updates and alerts for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and legacy OSes.

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  • unified endpoint management (UEM)

    Unified endpoint management (UEM) is an approach to securing and controlling personal computers (PCs), smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console.

  • Network File System (NFS)

    The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update file on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. NFS was developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1980's and is an important distributed file system standard for network-attached storage (NAS).

  • treemap

    A treemap is a visual method for displaying hierarchical data ; it uses nested rectangles to represent the branches of a tree diagram.

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Microsoft Windows hardware, including laptop and notebook reviews

Keeping up with hardware trends for your Windows desktop in the enterprise is a must-do. Read our laptop and notebook reviews, and check out articles on Windows hardware, including chips and USB drive issues.

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  • external drive enclosure (disk enclosure, disk caddy, drive caddy)

    An external drive enclosure is a metal or plastic casing that holds and powers a disk drive.

  • disk analyzer

    A disk analyzer is a piece of software that checks drives for space and usage and explores files and folders visually, simplifying file cleanup and optimization.

  • Surface (Microsoft Surface tablet)

    Surface is a line of tablet computers from Microsoft. Surface tablets will have a 10.6-inch wide display and come with USB support, dual Wi-Fi antennae, a built-in kick stand and a keyboard that doubles as the tablet’s cover. 

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Windows desktop operating systems

Microsoft's Windows operating system is easily the dominant OS on corporate desktops and laptops. Learn how to boost the performance of Windows machines and enhance Windows OS security by reading the tips, news and expert advice in this section, which covers issues such as application management and compatibility, suites such as Office, and desktop utilities and security. Also, read about Windows desktop management best practices, deploying newer OSes such as Windows Vista and Windows 7, and migrating from legacy operating systems such as Windows XP.

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  • Microsoft Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch

    Microsoft Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch is a licensing structure available for operating system updates in Windows 10 Enterprise.

  • unified endpoint management (UEM)

    Unified endpoint management (UEM) is an approach to securing and controlling personal computers (PCs), smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Continuum

    Microsoft Windows 10 Continuum is a feature that adapts the Windows operating system to the form factor that's being used.

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SearchCompliance

  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses audits of public ...

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...

SearchSecurity

  • email spam

    Email spam, or junk email, is unsolicited bulk messages sent through email with commercial, fraudulent or malicious intent.

  • distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack

    A distributed denial-of-service attack occurs when an attack originates from multiple computers or devices, usually from multiple...

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all...

SearchHealthIT

  • athenahealth Inc.

    Based in Watertown, Mass., athenahealth Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud-based EHRs for small to medium-sized physician ...

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is legislation passed in 2010 that changed how uninsured Americans enroll in and receive healthcare...

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery ...

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation ...

SearchStorage

  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    GlusterFS (Gluster File System) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store ...

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an OS that allows a computer to compensate for physical memory shortages by ...

  • yottabyte (YB)

    A yottabyte is a measure of theoretical storage capacity and is 2 to the 80th power bytes, or, in decimal, approximately 1,000 ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • SSD caching

    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

  • NVDIMM (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module)

    An NVDIMM (non-volatile dual in-line memory module) is hybrid computer memory that retains data during a service outage.

SearchCloudStorage

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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