MTA: 98-349 - Managing Devices
Terms in this set (13)
VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
A file format which represents a virtual hard disk drive (HDD).
It may contain what is found on a physical HDD, such as disk partitions and a file system, which in turn can contain files and folders.
It is typically used as the hard disk of a virtual machine.
Windows Cloud Storage
Microsoft SkyDrive is an example of this.
Windows Live SkyDrive
Free cloud storage that comes with your Microsoft account.
It's like an extra hard drive that's available from any of the devices you use, so the files you save there are always with you.
Windows OneNote to SkyDrive
A sync between Microsoft OneNote and SkyDrive.
Windows Live Mesh
A free-to-use Internet-based file synchronization application by Microsoft designed to allow files and folders between two or more computers be in sync with each other on Windows (Vista and later) and Mac OS X (v. 10.5 Leopard and later, Intel processors only) computers or the Web via SkyDrive.
This feature also enables remote desktop access via the Internet.
Part of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 suite of software, this application has been replaced by SkyDrive for Windows application in Windows Essentials 2012.
Infrared Data Association (IrDA)
Main reason for using this technology had been wireless data transfer over the "last one meter" using point and shoot principles.
Has been implemented in portable devices such as mobile phones, laptops, cameras, printers, medical devices and many more.
Main characteristics of this kind of wireless optical communication is physically secure data transfer, Line-of-Sight (LOS) and very low bit error rate (BER) that makes it very efficient.
A file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device.
It is part of the Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public.
Publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.
A cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.
It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Plug and Play
Technology that provides a combination of software and hardware support that enables Windows to detect and configure hardware with little or no user involvement. Plug and Play makes it easier to add and configure hardware with little or no user involvement. This makes it easier to add and configure hardware on a computer running Windows without special user knowledge of hardware configurations.
A representation of a printing device in Windows. Opening a print queue displays active print jobs and their status.
Software that intercepts a print job on its way to the printer and sends it to disk or memory instead, where the print job is held until the printer is ready for it.
Any piece of equipment that can be attached to a network or computer, such as a printer, joystick, adapter, modem card, or any other peripheral equipment.
Requires a device driver to function with Windows.
A component used to provide I/O services for a device such as a modem or network adapter.
Rather than access the device directly, Windows loads devices drivers and calls functions in the drivers to carry out actions on the device.