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  • WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group) - The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) is a community of computer professionals and general users with an interest in improving HTML (Hypertext Markup Language).
  • whistleblower - A whistleblower is a person who voluntarily provides information to the general public, or someone in a position of authority, about dishonest or illegal business activities occurring at an organization.
  • Whistleblower Protection Act - The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from retaliatory action for voluntarily disclosing information about dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government organization.
  • white box server - A white box server is a data center computer that is not manufactured by a well-known brand name vendor.
  • white box switch - A white box switch is built on a low-cost, bare metal device that runs on merchant silicon.
  • white box testing - White box testing is a software testing methodology in which the code structure is known and understood by the tester.
  • white hat hacker - A white hat hacker -- or ethical hacker -- is an individual who uses hacking skills to identify security vulnerabilities in hardware, software or networks.
  • white hat link building - White hat link building strives to drive traffic to a website through search engine optimization techniques, such as relevant linking to other, relevant content that enhances users' experience, generation of quality content and more.
  • white hat SEO - White hat SEO is the body of approved search engine optimization tactics designed to increase a website's position on a search engine results page (SERP).
  • white label cloud service - A white label cloud service is a cloud provider that sells customers resources that they can, in turn, offer to their own customers under their own brand.
  • white paper - A white paper is an article that states an organization's position or philosophy about a social, political, or other subject, or a not-too-detailed technical explanation of an architecture, framework, or product technology.
  • white space - White space, in a communications context, refers to underutilized portions of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum vacated in the absence of analog broadcast television.
  • White Space Wi-Fi (White-Fi) - White space Wi-Fi, also known as White-Fi, specified in IEEE 802.
  • whitelist (allowlist) - A whitelist (allowlist) is a cybersecurity strategy that approves a list of email addresses, IP addresses, domain names or applications, while denying all others.
  • whole-team approach (team-based approach) - The whole-team approach (team-based approach) is a style of project management in which everyone on the project team is held equally responsible for the quality and success of the project.
  • wholesale price - Wholesale price is the price charged for a product as sold in bulk to large trade or distributor groups as opposed to what is charged to consumers.
  • Wi-Fi (802.11x standard) - Wi-Fi is the popular term for high-frequency wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and a standard that has gained acceptance in many companies as an alternative to a wired LAN.
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) - Wi-Fi 6 is a standard for wireless internet that replaces the 802.
  • Wi-Fi Alliance - The Wi-Fi Alliance is a wireless industry organization that exists to promote wireless technologies and interoperability.
  • Wi-Fi calling - Wi-Fi calling is a voice service that lets users place and receive calls over a wireless internet connection, as opposed to using a cellular signal.
  • Wi-Fi cell phone (cellular-Internet phone or cell-Internet phone) - A Wi-Fi cell phone (also called a cellular-Internet phone or cell-Internet phone) is a wireless telephone set that can automatically switch between conventional cellular and Wi-Fi VoIP modes, even during the course of a conversation.
  • Wi-Fi finder (Wi-Fi signal finder, Wi-Fi seeker or Wi-Fi locator) - A Wi-Fi finder, also called a Wi-Fi signal finder, Wi-Fi seeker or Wi-Fi locator, is a miniature electronic device that can determine whether or not a portable computer user is within range of an access point for a wireless local area network (WLAN).
  • Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) - HaLow is based on the WiFi Alliance 802.
  • Wi-Fi Pineapple - A Wi-Fi Pineapple is a wireless auditing platform from Hak5 that allows network security administrators to conduct penetration tests.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) - Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security standard for computing devices equipped with wireless internet connections.
  • Wi-Fi range extender (range expander) - A Wi-Fi range extender, sometimes called a range expander, is a type of wireless repeater used to expand the reach of a wireless LAN.
  • Wi-Fi Sense - Windows Wi-Fi Sense allows Windows 10 users to get Internet access from public hotspots and private wireless local area networks (WLANs) that have been shared by friends.
  • wideband audio (HD voice) - Wideband audio, also known as HD voice, is a cellular technology that utilizes a wider frequency spectrum to achieve greater voice quality during phone calls.
  • widget - In general, widget (pronounced WID-jit) is a term used to refer to any discrete object, usually of some mechanical nature and relatively small size, when it doesn't have a name, when you can't remember the name, or when you're talking about a class of certain unknown objects in general.
  • Wiegand - Wiegand is the trade name for a technology used in card readers and sensors, particularly for access control applications.
  • Wien's constant - Wien's constant is a physical constant that defines the relationship between the thermodynamic temperature of a black body (an object that radiates electromagnetic energy perfectly) and the wavelength at which the intensity of the radiation is the greatest.
  • wiki - A wiki (sometimes spelled "Wiki") is a server program that allows users to collaborate in forming the content of a Web site.
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia created through the collaborative effort of a community of users known as Wikipedians.
  • wildcard certificate - A wildcard certificate is a digital certificate that is applied to a domain and all its subdomains.
  • wildcard character - A wildcard character is a special character that represents one or more other characters.
  • wind power - Wind power is the kinetic energy of wind, harnessed and redirected to perform a task mechanically or to generate electrical power.
  • wind turbine - A wind turbine is a power generating device that is driven by the kinetic energy of the wind.
  • window - A window is a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface (GUI).
  • windowing system - A windowing system is a system for sharing a computer's graphical display presentation resources among multiple applications at the same time.
  • Windows - Windows is Microsoft's flagship operating system (OS), the de facto standard for home and business computers.
  • Windows 1.0 - Windows 1.0 was the first of Microsoft’s GUI-based operating systems, released in 1985.
  • Windows 10 (Microsoft 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 10 Mobile - Windows 10 Mobile is Microsoft’s operating system for handheld devices; the mobile OS follows Windows Phone 8.
  • Windows 10 Update Assistant - Windows 10 Update Assistant is a native update management tool designed to help individual users keep up with OS updates as Microsoft publishes them.
  • Windows 2000 - Windows 2000 is an operating system developed by Microsoft.
  • Windows 3.0 - Windows 3.0 was the 3rd version of Microsoft’s GUI-based operating system, released in 1990.
  • Windows 3.1 - Windows 3.1 was the 4th version of Microsoft’s GUI-based operating system, released in 1993.
  • Windows 7 - Windows 7 is the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) released commercially in October 2009 as the successor to Windows Vista.
  • Windows 8 - Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system that is part of the Windows NT family.
  • Windows 95 - Windows 95 was the 5th version of Microsoft’s GUI operating system, released in 1995.
  • Windows as a service - Windows as a service is the approach Microsoft introduced with Windows 10 to deploy, update and service the operating system.
  • Windows Autopilot - Windows Autopilot is a desktop provisioning tool native to Windows 10 that allows IT professionals to automate image deployment of new desktops with preset configurations.
  • Windows Azure Fabric Controller (FC) - The Azure Fabric Controller (FC) is the part of the Windows Azure platform that monitors and manages virtual and physical servers and coordinates resources for software applications.
  • Windows CE - Windows CE is based on the Microsoft Windows operating system but is designed for including or embedding in mobile and other space-constrained devices.
  • Windows Defender Application Guard - Windows Defender Application Guard is a security tool built into Microsoft Edge that isolates browser sessions from the desktop in a virtual machine (VM) to prevent any malicious activity from reaching the desktop.
  • Windows Defender Exploit Guard - Windows Defender Exploit Guard (EG) is an anti-malware software developed by Microsoft that provides intrusion protection for users with the Windows 10 operating system (OS).
  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS) - Windows Deployment Services is a server role that gives admins the ability to deploy Windows operating systems remotely.
  • Windows Domain Join - Windows Domain Join is a feature that lets users establish a remote and secure connection to a work domain using credentials from the enterprise, allowing them to effectively "join" that domain.
  • Windows Embedded - Windows Embedded is Microsoft’s embedded operating systems  product group.
  • Windows event log - The Windows event log is a detailed record of system, security and application notifications stored by the Windows operating system that is used by administrators to diagnose system problems and predict future issues.
  • Windows File Share Witness (FSW) - A Windows File Share Witness is a file share that is available to all nodes in a high availability (HA) cluster.
  • Windows File System (WinFS) - The Windows File System (WFS) is Microsoft's new storage system for its upcoming SQL server release.
  • Windows Imaging Format (WIM) - The Windows Imaging Format (or WIM) is used for the creation and distribution of disk image files.
  • Windows key (Winkey) - The Windows key (Winkey) is a relatively new keyboard key sporting a specially-designed Microsoft Windows logo.
  • Windows Live SkyDrive - Windows Live SkyDrive is a free online file storage system from Microsoft.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) - Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of specifications from Microsoft for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a network from Windows computing systems.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC) - The Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC) is a software utility intended to help IT staffers retrieve information contained within the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) architecture of almost any Microsoft operating system, starting with Windows XP.
  • Windows Media Player (WMP) - Windows Media Player (WMP) is a software application from Microsoft used to play, store and organize digital audio, images and video.
  • Windows Mixed Reality - Windows Mixed Reality is a Microsoft platform for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).
  • Windows NT - Windows NT is a Microsoft Windows personal computer operating system designed for users and businesses needing advanced capability.
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  • Windows Phone 7 - Windows Phone 7 is a Microsoft operating system for smartphones.
  • Windows Process Activation Service (WPAS) - Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) is a tool for managing worker processes that contain applications that host Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services.
  • Windows reboot loop - A reboot loop (or boot loop) occurs when a Windows device unexpectedly restarts at some point during its otherwise normal startup process.
  • Windows Registry Editor (regedit) - The Windows Registry Editor (regedit) is a graphical tool in the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) that enables authorized users to view the Windows registry and make changes.
  • Windows Remote Desktop - Windows Remote Desktop is a program that allows the user to connect to a computer in another location and interact with it as if it were local.
  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM) - Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is a feature of Windows Vista that allows administrators to remotely run management scripts.
  • Windows RT - Windows RT (for "Runtime") is a version of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system (OS) designed for mobile devices, particularly tablet PCs.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 - Windows Server 2008 R2 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft, which builds on the enhancements built into Windows Server 2008.
  • Windows Server 2012 (WS 2012) - Windows Server 2012, formerly codenamed Windows Server 8, is the latest version of Windows Server.
  • Windows Server Backup - Windows Server Backup is a feature that offers backup and recovery options for Windows Server environments.
  • Windows Server Client Access License (CAL) - A Windows Server Client Access License (CAL) is a license that gives a user or device the right to access services from a server running the Windows Server operating system.
  • Windows Server Core - Windows Server Core is a minimal installation option for the Windows Server operating system (OS) that has no GUI and only includes the components required to perform server roles and run applications.
  • Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) - Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) enables several computers to host a service, and if one has a fault, the remaining computers automatically take over the hosting of the service.
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) - Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a Windows server role that can plan, manage and deploy updates, patches and hotfixes for Windows servers, client operating systems and other Microsoft software.
  • Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) - Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) is a portal-based platform for creating, managing and sharing documents and customized Web services.
  • Windows Storage Server 2012 - Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 (WSS 2012) is a platform for network-attached storage (NAS ) appliances and iSCSI storage systems.
  • Windows Storage Spaces - Windows Storage Spaces is a feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 that is used to virtualize and provision storage.
  • Windows Sysinternals - Windows Sysinternals is a suite of more than 70 freeware utilities that was initially developed by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell that is used to monitor, manage and troubleshoot the Windows operating system, and which Microsoft now owns and hosts on its TechNet site.
  • Windows Thin PC - Windows Thin PC (WinTPC)  is a stripped down version of Windows 7 for legacy PCs that do not have the resources to support a full version of Windows 7.
  • Windows To Go - Windows To Go is a feature of the Windows 8 Enterprise operating system that allows it to be copied to a portable USB storage device.
  • Windows XP end of life and Windows 7 / Windows 8 migration - More than 12 years after its release, Windows XP is at the end of its life, at least in terms of support.
  • Windows XP Mode - Windows XP Mode is a feature of the Windows 7 operating system that allows it to run applications that are only compatible with Windows XP.
  • winner's curse - In negotiation, winner's curse is an offer that is immediately accepted by the other party.
  • WinPE (Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment) - WinPE, also called the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment, is a simplified operating system based on a version of the Windows kernel.
  • Winsock - Winsock is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system.
  • Wintel - Wintel is a computer trade industry term for personal computers based on the Intel microprocessor and one of the Windows operating system from Microsoft.
  • WinZip - WinZip is a Windows program that lets you archive and compress files so that you can store or distribute them more efficiently.
  • WIP limit - A WIP (work in progress) limit is a strategy for preventing bottlenecks in software development.
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