A suite of network server software from Microsoft that includes Windows NT Server, BackOffice Server (for the integrated development, deployment, and management of BackOffice applications in departments, branch offices, and medium sized businesses); Exchange Server; Proxy Server; Site Server for intranet publishing, management, and search; Site Server Commerce Edition For comprehensive Internet commerce transactions; Small Business Server for business operations, resource management, and customer relations; SNA Server for the integration of existing and new systems and data; SQL Server for scalable, reliable database and data-warehousing; Systems Management Server (SMS) for centralised change- and configuration-management.
Latest version: 4.5, as of 2000-12-16.
to propel a boat by paddling backward, as by using a stroke in the direction of stern to bow.
to retard the forward motion by pressing backward on the pedal, especially of a bicycle with coaster brakes. to retreat from or reverse one’s previous stand on any matter; shift ground: to back-pedal after severe criticism. Boxing. to retreat from an opponent, especially by stepping rapidly backward. verb (intransitive) -pedals, -pedalling, -pedalled (US) -pedals, -pedaling, […]
backplane hardware, electronics A printed circuit board with slots into which other cards are plugged. A backplane,is typically just a connector and does not usually have many active components on it. This contrasts with a motherboard. Designing a backplane (http://iec.org/online/tutorials/design_backplane/index.html). (2002-09-08)
backronym jargon (Backward acronym) A word which has been turned into an acronym by inventing an expansion, rather than the other way around. E.g. “ping”. (2005-06-22)