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.

  • T

    tabbed browsing

    Tabbed browsing, also called a tabbed document interface (TDI), is a feature recently implemented in Web browsers to effectively contain multiple pages or documents in a single window... (Continued)

  • treemap

    A treemap is a visual method for displaying hierarchical data ; it uses nested rectangles to represent the branches of a tree diagram.

  • 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.

  • V

    VBScript

    VBScript is an interpreted script language from Microsoft that is a subset of its Visual Basic programming language designed for interpretation by Web browsers.

  • virtual floppy disk

    A virtual floppy disk is an alternative to the traditional floppy that exists as a file rather than a physical medium. A virtual floppy is mounted to the same drive letter (A:) and accessed in the same way but is actually a disk image stored as a file on the hard drive... (Continued)

  • virtual machine snapshot

    A virtual machine snapshot is a file-based representation of the state of a virtual machine at a given time... (Continued)

  • virtualization-based security (VBS)

    Virtualization-based security (VBS) is technology that abstracts computer processes from the underlying operating system and, in some cases, hardware.

  • Vista

    Vista, formerly code named Longhorn, isa Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems.... (Continued)

  • Vista glossary

    Vista glossary: definitions of technology terms about the Vista operating system, associated software, versions and related elements.

  • W

    W2K (Windows 2000)

    Windows 2000 (W2K) is a est commercial version of Microsoft's evolving Windows operating system.

  • Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system for personal computers, tablets, embedded devices and internet of things devices.

  • 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 2000

    Windows 2000 (W2K) is a commercial version of Microsoft's evolving Windows operating system.

  • 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.

  • Windows 98

    Windows 98 (called "Memphis" during development) is a widely-installed product in Microsoft's evolution of the Windows operating system for personal computers.

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