Windows applications 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.

  • 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 (APM) is software designed to help IT administrators ensure that the applications users work with meet performance standards and provide a quality 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.

  • B

    BitLocker

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

  • 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.

  • configuration service provider (CSP)

    A configuration service provider (CSP) is a component of the Windows client operating system that shows IT professionals potential device configuration choices and allows them to apply the settings across multiple Windows OSes.

  • Curl

    Curl is an object-oriented programming language designed to replace HTML, JavaScript, and related tools as a means for creating interactive Web pages.

  • D

    desktop search (integrated search)

    Desktop search (sometimes called integrated search) is the ability to simultaneously search hard drives and removable storage on the user's computer.

  • device driver

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

  • E

    Enterprise Device Alliance (EDA)

    The Enterprise Device Alliance (EDA) seeks to help administrators integrate iOS and Android devices into existing Windows environments.

  • Excel

    Excel is a spreadsheet program from Microsoft, a component of its Office product group for business applications. In common with similar products, such as Lotus 1-2-3 and Corel's QuattroPro, Excel is an automated version of the paper-based spreadsheet.

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