ActiveSync is Windows Mobile software that allows you to synchronize Windows Mobile and other Windows CE-based devices with a Windows-based PC or Exchange Server. If your PC is running Windows Vista, synchronization is managed through the Windows Mobile Device Center. For earlier versions of Windows, you can download ActiveSync. The latest version of ActiveSync allows you to synchronize Microsoft Outlook information, Microsoft Office documents, pictures, music, videos and applications to and from your device.
ActiveX is a loosely defined set of technologies developed by Microsoft in 1996 for sharing information among different applications. ActiveX is an outgrowth of two other Microsoft technologies called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and COM (Component Object Model). As a moniker, ActiveX can be very confusing because it applies to a whole set of […]
- ActiveX Control
ActiveX control is a control using Microsoft ActiveX technologies. An ActiveX control can be automatically downloaded and executed by a Web browser. ActiveX is not a programming language, but rather a set of rules for how applications should share information. Programmers can develop ActiveX controls in a variety of languages, including C, C++, Visual Basic, […]
- Active Desktop
A feature of Windows that began in Windows 98 that allows the user to store Web content on the desktop. The items that are placed on the active desktop receive feeds from the Internet that update the information as needed. They can also be static Web pages with hyperlinks on the desktop instead of in […]
- Active Directory
A directory service from Microsoft that is a part of Windows 2000. It is an implementation of Internet standard directory and naming protocols that uses a database engine for transactional support, and also supports a variety of application programming interface standards.
Acronym for the American National Standards Institute. Founded in 1918, ANSI is a voluntary organization composed of over 1,300 members (including all the large computer companies) that creates standards for the computer industry. For example, ANSI C is a version of the C language that has been approved by the ANSI committee. To a large […]