Enterprise Desktop Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing enterprise desktop and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • K

    key-value pair (KVP)

    A key-value pair (KVP) is a set of two linked data items: a key, which is a unique identifier for some item of data, and the value, which is either the data that is identified or a pointer to the location of that data.

  • kiosk mode (Windows assigned access)

    Kiosk mode is specialized function that allows Microsoft Windows to provide a single application for users signing on as guests or generic authorized users while preventing access to other files, data and functionality of the operating system and computer.

  • M

    message passing interface (MPI)

    The message passing interface (MPI) is a standardized means of exchanging messages between multiple computers running a parallel program across distributed memory.

  • Microsoft Antigen

    Microsoft Antigen is a set of programs that provides security and e-mail filtering for network servers. Antigen can provide layered, multiple-scan protection against malware and can filter e-mail to minimize inappropriate content and malicious attachments according to user or administrator preferences... (Continued)

  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a free utility IT can use to determine whether or not its infrastructure is prepared for a migration to a new operating system, server version or cloud-based deployment.

  • Microsoft Click-To-Run

    Microsoft Click-to-Run is a way to quickly install Microsoft products, including versions of Office 2010 and Office 2013. 

  • 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 Office 2013 (MS Office 2013)

    Microsoft Office 2013 is a suite of office productivity applications used in homes and businesses of all sizes.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft USMT (User State Migration Tool)

    The Microsoft User State Migration Tool (USMT) is a command-line utility used to transfer user files and settings between computers.

  • 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 8 Modern

    Microsoft Windows 8 Modern (formerly called Metro) is the Microsoft user interface initially released with the Windows 8 operating system.

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