Previously called MSN Messenger, Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger (WLM) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging service. It currently has more than 27 million active registered users worldwide. WLM offers file sharing, PC-to-PC calling, time-stamped messages, offline notifications and other features. In 2006, Microsoft and Yahoo announced an interoperability agreement which would allow users on either system to communicate with each other. WLM is available for the PC and mobile applications also.
- Windows Mail
A Microsoft Windows Vista feature, formally called Outlook Express in previous Microsoft operating systems. Windows Mail better addresses concerns regarding junk e-mail and phishing attacks, and it also adds new features not found in Outlook Express for searching and managing your e-mail.
- Windows Meeting Space
A Microsoft Windows Vista feature for collaboration that enables face-to-face collaboration with up to nine Windows Vista users that allows them to share work over a wired network, a wireless local area network (WLAN), or an ad-hoc wireless network. When a user initiates a Windows Meeting Space session they can then invite others and send […]
- Windows NT
A version of the Windows operating system. Windows NT (New Technology) is a 32-bit operating system that supports preemptive multitasking. There are actually two versions of Windows NT: Windows NT Server, designed to act as a server in networks, and Windows NT Workstation for stand-alone or client workstations.
- Windows Network Setup Wizard
Windows XP has a built-in Network Setup Wizard that makes it easy to configure networking on computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows XP. The Wizard does not work on computers running Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 2000. The Wizard can perform these tasks on a Windows XP […]
- Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Short for Wired Equivalent Privacy, a security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLANs) defined in the 802.11b standard. WEP is designed to provide the same level of security as that of a wired LAN. LANs are inherently more secure than WLANs because LANs are somewhat protected by the physicalities of their structure, having some […]