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Microsoft extends Office 365 benefit to nonprofit volunteers

Thursday's announcement extends the company's September offering of 10 free Microsoft 365 Business licenses for nonprofits' employees to their volunteers.

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  • Customizing New Win10 Laptop

    After plunking down some hard-earned cash on Black Friday, I find myself customizing new Win10 laptop -- a Lenovo X390 Yoga -- for "the Boss" to replace her 2011/2012 mini-ITX desktop.

  • Cut through confusion of the digital workspace market

    What is a digital workspace, exactly? Find out the definition of this new technology, what it means for the future of end-user computing, and how organizations should prioritize it.

  • Is macOS Catalina stable enough for enterprise use?

    Apple released macOS Catalina in October 2019, but it has some issues. Here are some factors to consider before deciding to implement the OS in an organization.

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  • digital workspace

    A digital workspace is an integrated technology framework that centralizes the management of applications, data and endpoints and provides users with self-service, out-of-the-box experiences that scale across platforms, locations and device ownership models.

  • 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 files on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. The NFS protocol is one of several distributed file system standards for network-attached storage (NAS).

  • device driver

    A device driver is a software program that controls a particular type of hardware device that is attached to a computer.

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Desktop OSes

Windows may be the most common desktop operating system in the enterprise, but it's not alone. Linux and macOS are two other OSes IT pros could run into. As a result it's important to understand the inner workings of each OS to ensure that whatever a user is working with functions at its peak and keeps corporate data secure.

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  • Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)

    Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a tool for managing multiple remote desktop sessions. It creates a single location for IT administrators to organize, group and manage connections.

  • Microsoft Windows Explorer

    Microsoft Windows Explorer is a graphical file management utility included with Microsoft Windows 95 and later; finally renamed File Explorer with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

  • Windows 7

    Windows 7 is the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) released commercially in October 2009 as the successor to Windows Vista.

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Desktop management

Enterprise desktop management is a critical component for any organization's IT department. Whether its Windows desktops or other OSes such as Linux, IT pros must know how to keep everything up and running so users can remain productive.

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  • digital workspace

    A digital workspace is an integrated technology framework that centralizes the management of applications, data and endpoints and provides users with self-service, out-of-the-box experiences that scale across platforms, locations and device ownership models.

  • Osborne Effect

    The Osborne Effect is a reduction in sales of current products after the announcement of a future product.

  • Windows Autopilot

    Windows Autopilot is a desktop provisioning tool native to Windows 10 that allows IT professionals to automate image deployment of new desktops with preset configurations.

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Windows 10

After the popular Windows XP and Windows 7, Microsoft encountered adoption challenges with Windows Vista and Windows 8. In the Windows 10 operating system, the vendor hopes to bridge the divide between desktops and laptops on the one hand and tablets and smartphones on the other. Universal apps, a device-aware interface and other new features will make or break the Windows 10 OS.

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  • chiplet

    A chiplet is a sub processing unit, usually controlled by a I/O controller chip on the same package.

  • 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 files on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. The NFS protocol is one of several distributed file system standards for network-attached storage (NAS).

  • Windows Defender Application Guard

    Windows Defender Application Guard is a security tool built into Microsoft Edge that isolates browser sessions from the desktop in a virtual machine (VM) to prevent any malicious activity from reaching the desktop.

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Windows applications

Windows applications, including Microsoft Office and Exchange, are the lifeblood of many organizations. If there are problems with Windows apps or users can't access them, productivity can grind to a halt. As a result IT professionals must know how these apps work, what they can do to prevent problems and how to make the user experience top notch.

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  • device driver

    A device driver is a software program that controls a particular type of hardware device that is attached to a computer.

  • Microsoft Windows Explorer

    Microsoft Windows Explorer is a graphical file management utility included with Microsoft Windows 95 and later; finally renamed File Explorer with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

  • autofill

    Autofill is a feature in software programs and applications that automatically inserts previously-entered information for the user’s convenience.

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  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

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  • Port Scan

    A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services ...

  • DMZ (networking)

    In computer networks, a DMZ (demilitarized zone), also sometimes known as a perimeter network or a screened subnetwork, is a ...

  • quantum supremacy

    Quantum supremacy is the experimental demonstration of a quantum computer's dominance and advantage over classic computers by ...

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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

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