Enterprise Desktop Definitions

  • A

    ActiveX

    ActiveX is a set of object-oriented programming technologies Microsoft developed for Internet Explorer to facilitate rich media playback.

  • ActiveX control

    An ActiveX control is a component program object that can be re-used by many application programs within a computer or among computers in a network.

  • Anna Kournikova virus VBS.SST

    The Anna Kournikova VBS.SST computer virus, informally known as "Anna," is a viral worm that uses Visual Basic to infect Windows systems when a user unwittingly opens an e-mail note with an attachment that appears to be a graphic image of Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova.

  • Apache OpenOffice

    Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office productivity suite used to create and edit documents (Writer), presentations (Impress), spreadsheets (Calc), graphics (Draw), mathematical formulas (Math) and databases (Base).

  • 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.

  • application manager (app manager)

    An application manager (app manager) is programming for overseeing the installation, patching and updating and perhaps access of software applications.

  • application performance monitoring (APM)

    Application performance monitoring, also called app monitoring, is an area of information technology (IT) that focuses on making sure software application programs perform as expected. The goal of performance monitoring is to provide end users with a quality end-user experience.

  • application virtualization (application portability or application service virtualization)

    Application virtualization (also known as application portability or application service virtualization) is the practice of running software from a remote server rather than on the user's computer.

  • AppX file

    AppX is the application distribution file format that was introduced with Microsoft Windows 8.

  • authentication ticket or ticket-granting ticket (TGT)

    An authentication ticket, also known as a ticket-granting ticket (TGT), is a small amount of encrypted data that is issued by a server in the Kerberos authentication model to begin the authentication process.

  • B

    BIOS password

    A BIOS password is a security precaution that requires a computer user to log into the machine's basic input/output system (BIOS) before a computer will boot up.

  • BitLocker

    BitLocker is an operating system-level extension to Vista that combines on-disk encryption and special key management techniques... (Continued)

  • C

    cellular automaton (CA)

    A cellular automaton (CA) is a collection of cells arranged in a grid, such that each cell changes state as a function of time according to a defined set of rules that includes the states of neighboring cells.

  • checkpoint

    A checkpoint, in a virtualization context, is a snapshot of the state of a virtual machine. Like a restore point in Windows operating systems, a checkpoint allows the administrator to return the system to an earlier, functioning state if problems are encountered... (Continued)

  • client

    A client is the requesting program or user in a client/server relationship.

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