Windows 10 Definitions

  • C

    client-side extension (CSE)

    A client-side extension (CSE) is an integral component of enterprise group policy administration that applies Group Policy to users or endpoint systems.

  • G

    Get Windows 10 app

    Get Windows 10 is an application that confirms if a computer is qualified to upgrade to Windows 10 for free and provides information on some of the key features in Microsoft's newest operating system.

  • M

    Microsoft Cortana

    Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant, debuted in Windows Phone 8.1 and is included in Windows 10. Users can schedule events, set reminders, plan navigation and more with Cortana.

  • 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 Continuum

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

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Shared PC Mode

    Windows 10 Shared PC Mode is an operating system feature that allows IT administrators to configure computers for multiple user access.

  • Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)

    The Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit is a set of tools IT professionals can combine to prepare, assess and launch image-based Windows deployments.

  • Microsoft Windows Hello

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

  • P

    Process Explorer

    Process Explorer is a free Windows task manager and system monitoring tool that details which programs in a user's system have a specific file or directory open.

  • U

    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.

  • W

    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is the version of Microsoft's flagship operating system that follows Windows 8. Microsoft chose to skip Windows 9 as a way of suggesting discontinuity with earlier versions rather than incremental change.

  • Windows 10 Isolated User Mode (IUM)

    Windows 10 Isolated User Mode (IUM) is a virtualization-based security feature in Windows 10 that uses secure kernels to keep business data and processes separate from the underlying OS.

  • Windows 8

    Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system that is part of the Windows NT family. It introduced fundamental changes to the Windows platform that emphasized mobility.

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