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CSM Subscribers Get Free Upgrades

MS announces that CSM Subscribers Get Free Upgrades from Windows 7 or 8.1 to 10 for other devices outside current subscription agreements.

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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.

  • Internet Explorer (IE)

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

  • 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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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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  • 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.

  • Microsoft Windows Hello

    Microsoft Windows Hello is a Windows 10 authentication feature that allows users to access compatible hardware devices without a password.

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  • 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 ...

  • conduct risk

    Conduct risk is the prospect of financial loss to an organization that is caused by the actions of an organization's ...

SearchSecurity

  • application whitelisting

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

  • security

    Security, in information technology (IT), is the defense of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, ...

  • insider threat

    An insider threat is a malicious hacker (also called a cracker or a black hat) who is an employee or officer of a business, ...

SearchHealthIT

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

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

  • HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA)

    Under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) is a ...

  • telemedicine

    Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • 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 ...

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

SearchStorage

  • data deduplication

    Deduplication retains one unique data instance to reduce storage and bandwidth consumed by remote backups, replication and ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

  • Secure Digital card (SD card)

    SD cards use flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage. They are more rugged than traditional storage media and are used in ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • flash file system

    Flash file systems are designed specifically for memory devices. A well-designed flash device and flash file system ensure ...

  • IOPS (input/output operations per second)

    IOPS measures the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage. It is not an actual benchmark since vendor ...

  • eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard)

    An embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) is a small storage device made up of NAND flash memory and a simple storage controller.

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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