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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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  • Microsoft Office 365 suite

    Microsoft Office 365 suite is a hosted, online version of Microsoft Office software. IT administrators access it from a web-based portal to set up new user accounts, control access to features and see the status of all Office 365 services and tools.

  • 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.

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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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  • Microsoft Windows Information Protection (WIP)

    Windows Information Protection is a feature built into Windows 10 that allows IT shops to control and manage business data separately from personal data on users' devices.

  • unified endpoint management (UEM)

    Unified endpoint management (UEM) is an approach to securing and controlling desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console. Unified endpoint management typically relies on the mobile device management (MDM) application program interfaces (APIs) in desktop and mobile operating systems.

  • 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).

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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 Edge Web Notes

    Microsoft Edge Web Notes is a feature in Microsoft's Edge browser that lets users draw, highlight or type directly on webpages and web apps.

  • 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 desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console. Unified endpoint management typically relies on the mobile device management (MDM) application program interfaces (APIs) in desktop and mobile operating systems.

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  • adware

    Adware is any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while a program is running.

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  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

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

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  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems.

  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or ...

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  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • 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.

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  • 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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