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This glossary contains terms related to Microsoft software for operating systems, e-mail, collaboration, backup and recovery, server hardware, storage management, infrastructure security and server virtualization.

  • Microsoft - Microsoft is the largest vendor of computer software in the world.
  • Microsoft Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) - The Microsoft Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) is a tool used to move Active Directory objects from one Windows Server Active Directory domain or forest to another.
  • Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD Rights Management Services) - Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) is a security tool that provides a safeguard to prevent unauthorized access to data.
  • Microsoft Antigen - Microsoft Antigen is a set of programs that provides security and e-mail filtering for network servers.
  • Microsoft App-V (Microsoft Application Virtualization) - Microsoft App-V is a tool IT administrators can use to virtualize and stream applications to users from a centrally managed location.
  • Microsoft AppSource - Microsoft AppSource is an app store for business applications such as Office 365, Dynamics 365, Power BI or separate Azure web apps.
  • 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 AzMan (Microsoft Authorization Manager) - Microsoft AzMan (Authorization Manager) is a role-based access and security framework for .
  • Microsoft Azure - Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft's public cloud computing platform.
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) - Microsoft Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) is a tool in the .
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect (Microsoft Azure AD Connect) - Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect (Microsoft Azure AD Connect) is a tool for connecting on-premises identity infrastructure to Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
  • Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB - Azure Cosmos DB is a Microsoft cloud database that supports multiple ways of storing and processing data.
  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake - Microsoft Azure Data Lake is a highly scalable public cloud service that allows developers, scientists, business professionals and other Microsoft customers to gain insight from large, complex data sets.
  • Microsoft Azure File Service - Microsoft Azure File Service is a service that allows Windows Server admins to access SMB shares in the Azure cloud by setting up file shares in the Azure management console.
  • Microsoft Azure Functions - Azure Functions is the serverless computing service hosted on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.
  • Microsoft Azure Key Vault - Microsoft Azure Key Vault is a cloud-hosted management service that allows users to encrypt keys and small secrets like passwords or answers to security questions that are used in their cloud applications and services.
  • Microsoft Azure Marketplace - Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store that provides tools and applications that are compatible with the Azure public cloud.
  • Microsoft Azure Operational Insights - Microsoft Azure Operational Insights (AOI) is a cloud-hosted Software as a Service tool that allows an IT operations staff to collect and search data from multiple machines for analysis.
  • Microsoft Azure RemoteApp (Remote Application Services) - Microsoft Azure RemoteApp (Remote Application Services) is a program that allows organizations to make remotely accessed programs or applications in Microsoft Azure, known as RemoteApp programs, appear as if they are native to end users' local computers.
  • Microsoft Azure Resource Manager - Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is a management framework that allows administrators to deploy, manage and monitor Azure resources.
  • Microsoft Azure Security Center - Microsoft Azure Security Center is a set of tools and services for securing virtual machines that run on the Azure public cloud.
  • Microsoft Azure Stack - Microsoft Azure Stack is an integrated platform of hardware and software that delivers Microsoft Azure public cloud services in a local data center to let organizations construct hybrid clouds.
  • Microsoft Azure VM Scale Sets - A Microsoft Azure VM Scale Set is a group of individual virtual machines (VMs) within the Microsoft Azure public cloud that IT administrators can configure and manage as a single unit.
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) - An MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) is someone who has passed exams that test their ability to design and develop custom business applications with Microsoft development tools, technologies, and platform.
  • 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 Client Hyper-V - Microsoft Client Hyper-V is a type-1 hypervisor for the Windows 8.
  • Microsoft Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT) - The Microsoft Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT) is a survey that assesses the systems, processes and productivity of an IT environment in preparation for the adoption and secure use of cloud computing services.
  • Microsoft Cloud Witness - Microsoft Cloud Witness is a high availability feature for failover clusters that uses storage in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to ensure clusters continue to function if there is a site outage.
  • Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) - Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) is a service that provides high availability (HA) for applications such as databases, messaging and file and print services.
  • Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) - The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) is a diagnostics tool for troubleshooting and testing connectivity to several Microsoft messaging products from a client machine on an organization's network.
  • Microsoft Cortana - Cortana is Microsoft's digital assistant.
  • Microsoft CPS (Microsoft Cloud Platform System) - Microsoft CPS (Microsoft Cloud Platform System) is a software stack of Window Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure Pack that runs on Dell servers.
  • Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (Microsoft DCA) - Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (Microsoft DCA) is a tool administrators use to improve an enterprise's DirectAccess connection.
  • Microsoft Dynamic Access Control (DAC) - Microsoft Dynamic Access Control (DAC) is a data governance tool in Windows Server 2012 that lets admins control the permission of access settings in an organization.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based business applications platform that combines components of customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), along with productivity applications and artificial intelligence tools.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM software - Microsoft Dynamics CRM software is a customer relationship management package available in the cloud and on premises.
  • 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 Endpoint Manager (MEM) - Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) is a cloud-based solution that is designed to address the challenges associated with deploying, managing and securing devices in the enterprise.
  • Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) - Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a free Windows-based security tool that adds supplemental security defenses to defend potentially vulnerable legacy and third-party applications.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 Poison Message Queue - Microsoft Exchange 2013 Poison Message Queue is a queue that exists specifically to hold messages deemed harmful to the deployment after a transport server or service failure.
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync - Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is a synchronization protocol that enables users of mobile devices to access email, calendar, contacts, and tasks from their organization's Microsoft Exchange server.
  • Microsoft Exchange Global Address List (GAL) - The Microsoft Exchange Global Address List is a list of all users and their respective email addresses within an Exchange Server organization that uses Microsoft Outlook for email.
  • Microsoft Exchange In-Place eDiscovery - Microsoft Exchange In-Place eDiscovery is an administrative feature to perform legal discovery searches for relevant content in mailboxes.
  • Microsoft Exchange Information Store - Microsoft Exchange Information Store is a storage platform that is used to manage numerous types of information within an Exchange Server deployment.
  • Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) - The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) is a feature that handles mailbox import, export, migration and restoration requests on Exchange Server.
  • Microsoft Exchange Management Shell (EMS) - Microsoft Exchange Management Shell (EMS) is a scripting platform that enables administrators to manage Exchange Server.
  • Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) - Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is an email cloud service that provides end users with protection against spam and malware.
  • Microsoft Exchange RBAC (Role Based Access Control) - Microsoft Exchange RBAC is a permissions model used in Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server - Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft's email, calendaring, contact, scheduling and collaboration platform.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 - Exchange Server 2010 is the version of Microsoft’s messaging platform that replaced Exchange Server 2007.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 - Exchange Server 2013 is an iteration of Microsoft’s Exchange server.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 - Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is the latest iteration of the Exchange Server messaging platform.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress - Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress is a tool that administrators can use to validate their Exchange Server storage configuration.
  • Microsoft Exchange System Attendant (SA) - Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service is software that proxies Active Directory requests and regulates internal Exchange Server functions.
  • Microsoft Failover Cluster Manager (MSFCM) - Microsoft Failover Cluster Manager (MSFCM) is a specific management function within the Windows Server operating system which is used to create, validate, and manage failover server clusters running Windows Server.
  • Microsoft FAST Search - Microsoft FAST Search is the search engine for Microsoft's SharePoint collaboration platform.
  • Microsoft FIM (Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager) - Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) is a self-service identity management software suite.
  • Microsoft Flow - Microsoft Flow, now called Power Automate, is cloud-based software that allows employees to create and automate workflows and tasks across multiple applications and services without help from developers.
  • Microsoft Group Policy administrative template - A Microsoft Group Policy administrative template is a file that supports the implementation of Microsoft Windows Group Policy and centralized user and machine management in Active Directory environments.
  • Microsoft HealthVault - Microsoft HealthVault, which launched in October 2007, is a free personal health record (PHR) service offered by Microsoft that allows individuals to store personal health and fitness information in a central location.
  • Microsoft HoloLens - Microsoft HoloLens is a virtual reality (VR) headset with transparent lenses for an augmented reality experience.
  • Microsoft Hybrid Configuration Wizard - The Microsoft Hybrid Configuration wizard is a tool in Exchange Server 2013 that provides a method for admins to create and configure hybrid deployments.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Shielded VM - A Microsoft Hyper-V Shielded VM is a security feature of Windows Server 2016 that protects a Hyper-V second-generation virtual machine (VM) from access or tampering by using a combination of Secure Boot, BitLocker encryption, virtual Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and the Host Guardian Service.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V version 1.0 - Hyper-V is Microsoft's server virtualization software for Microsoft Server 2008.
  • Microsoft Identity Manager - Microsoft Identity Manager -- also called Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 or MIM -- is an on-premises tool that enables organizations to manage access, users, policies and credentials.
  • Microsoft Intune - Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based enterprise mobility management tool that aims to help organizations manage the mobile devices employees use to access corporate data and applications, such as email.
  • Microsoft iSCSI Initiator - Microsoft iSCSI Initiator is a tool that connects external iSCSI-based storage to host computers with an Ethernet network adapter.
  • Microsoft Log Parser Studio - Microsoft Log Parser Studio is a front-end utility that features a graphical user interface, report builder and query repository for Microsoft's Log Parser application.
  • Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) - Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) is a subscription-based desktop as a service (DaaS) cloud platform that includes Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility and Security on select Windows PCs and Windows 10-enabled devices.
  • Microsoft Nano Server - Microsoft Nano Server is a lightweight operating system based on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 that is tailored for use as an OS layer for virtualized container instances.
  • Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) - Network access protection (NAP), introduced with Windows Server 2008, is Microsoft’s approach to controlling access to a network based on a determination of each device’s health.
  • Microsoft Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) - Microsoft Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) is a security feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 and later Windows Server operating versions.
  • Microsoft Network Policy and Access Services (Microsoft NPAS) - Microsoft Network Policy and Access Services (Microsoft NPAS) is a server role in Windows 2008 and Windows Server 2012 that allows administrators to provide local and remote network access.
  • 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 Admin Center - The Microsoft Office 365 Admin Center is the web-based portal administrators use to manage user accounts and configuration settings for the Office 365 subscription services, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.
  • Microsoft Office 365 admin roles - Microsoft Office 365 admin roles give users authorization to perform certain tasks in the Office 365 admin center.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection - Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is Microsoft's optional cloud-based service that scans and filters email to protect subscribers from malware in attachments and hyperlinks to malicious websites.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Groups - Microsoft Office 365 Groups is a cloud collaboration feature for communication, coordinating group efforts and exchanging information.
  • Microsoft Office 365 suite - Microsoft Office 365 suite is a hosted, online version of Microsoft Office software.
  • Microsoft Office Delve - Microsoft Delve is a discovery and collaboration tool within Office 365 that uses machine learning to help users work more efficiently.
  • Microsoft Office Graph - The Microsoft Office Graph is a back-end tool in the Microsoft Office 365 Suite that facilitates search across integrated applications and applies machine learning to organizational content use.
  • Microsoft OneDrive - OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is an online cloud storage service from Microsoft.
  • Microsoft Operations Management Suite - The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is a software as a service offering that allows an administrator to manage on-premises and cloud assets from one console.
  • Microsoft Outlook - Microsoft Outlook is the preferred email client used to send and receive emails by accessing Microsoft Exchange Server email.
  • Microsoft Outlook on the web (formerly Outlook Web App, OWA) - Outlook on the web is the browser-based email client for users to access email, calendars, tasks and contacts from Microsoft's on-premises Exchange Server and cloud-based Exchange Online.
  • Microsoft Power BI - Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence platform that provides nontechnical business users with tools for aggregating, analyzing, visualizing and sharing data.
  • Microsoft Powershell Core - Microsoft PowerShell Core is the open-source version of the Microsoft PowerShell automation and configuration management tool built on the .
  • Microsoft Project (Microsoft Office Project) - Microsoft Office Project is the company's project and portfolio management software.
  • Microsoft RD Virtualization Host (Remote Desktop Virtualization Host) - Microsoft RD Virtualization Host (Remote Desktop Virtualization Host) is a Remote Desktop Services role service in Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access (Microsoft RD Web Access) - Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access (Microsoft RD Web Access) is a feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 that allows users to access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection through the Start menu or a Web browser.
  • Microsoft Scale-Out File Server - Microsoft Scale-Out File Server is an active-active clustered file server feature based on Server Message Block (SMB) 3.
  • Microsoft Schannel (Microsoft Secure Channel) - The Microsoft Secure Channel or Schannel is a security package that facilitates the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and/or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption on Windows platforms.
  • Microsoft SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) - Microsoft's SCOM dashboard uses traffic light color-coding to indicate object health states.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) - Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an antimalware software product made by Microsoft that provides protection for client computers against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other malicious software on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems.
  • Microsoft SharePoint - Microsoft SharePoint is a document management and collaboration platform that helps a company manage archives, documents, reports and other content that is vital to its business processes.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Framework - Microsoft SharePoint Framework is a new development model and set of tools to build on top of Microsoft Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) - Microsoft Software Assurance is a software maintenance program that helps organizations gain access to the latest software versions and releases, without incurring additional licensing costs.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 - SQL Server 2016 is a SQL-based relational database management system released by Microsoft for general availability on June 1, 2016.
  • Microsoft SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) - Microsoft SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) is an enterprise data integration, data transformation and data migration tool built into Microsoft's SQL Server database.
  • Microsoft Storage QoS (Storage Quality of Service) - Microsoft Storage QoS (Storage Quality of Service) is a feature for monitoring and managing the performance of storage resources allocated to individual virtual machines (VMs) running on Hyper-V and scale-out file servers or cluster shared volumes.
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