Windows CardSpace is a Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0 software client that’s designed to let users provide their digital identity to online services in a simple, secure and trusted way. It’s an identity selector that pops up when a user needs to authenticate to a Web site or a Web service. CardSpace was previously called Infocard. It’s widely expected that CardSpace will replace MSN Passport.
- Windows DNA
Short for Windows Distributed interNet Applications Architecture, a marketing name for a collection of Microsoft technologies that enable the Windows platform and the Internet to work together. Some of the principle technologies comprising DNA include ActiveX, Dynamic HTML (DHTML) and COM.
(1) Short for wavelength division multiplexing, a type of multiplexing developed for use on optical fiber. WDM modulates each of several data streams onto a different part of the light spectrum. WDM is the optical equivalent of FDM. See DWDM (2) Short for Windows Driver Model, a driver technology developed by Microsoft to create drivers […]
- Windows Genuine Advantage
The Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program is part of what Microsoft describes as its on-going effort to protect its customers and partners from counterfeit software, and increase customer awareness of the value of genuine Windows XP. Microsoft will ask users to validate their Windows when requesting a genuine Windows download from the Microsoft Download Center […]
- Windows Home Server
Announced by Microsoft in January 2007, Windows Home Server (WHS) is a consumer server option designed for use with multiple computers connected in the home. Home Server allows you to share files such as digital photos and media files, and also allows you to automatically backup your home networked computers. Through Windows Media Connect, Windows […]
- Windows Image Acquisition
Abbreviated as WIA, Windows Image Acquisition is a device driver interface (DDI) and an API that is used for acquiring digital images from devices that are used primarily in still image capture, such as scanners and digital cameras, and transferring those images to the user computer.