Bring Your Own Device
A policy adopted by many organizations that allows users to use personal devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops, and so on) in their work environment. These devices are typically owned by the individual, so they are not managed by the organization. However, the organization often wants to establish requirements on the usage of these devices in a work environment through governance: requiring certain minimum settings or software versions before the devices can be used or supported.
A traditional Windows application that runs in the desktop environment. These may run on Windows 8 or Windows 7 (and typically even earlier versions of Windows), but are not typically optimized for use in a full screen, touch environment. These are typically installed using the Windows Installer (MSI), App-V, or a variety of other Setup.exe-style installation programs. While these applications may be listed in the Windows Store, they cannot be installed from the Windows Store. Although most desktop applications will run on Windows 8-based devices, only the desktop applications that are included with Windows RT (Office, Notepad, Regedit, Calc, and so on) can run on Windows RT; it is not possible to install additional desktop applications on Windows RT. (Compare to Windows Store App.)
The built-in disk encryption technology used to protect data stored on a Windows RT device. This technology is based on the BitLocker feature of Windows 8.
Enterprise App Store
A private app store managed by enterprises to enable the deployment of line-of-business apps and other third-party apps. For Windows Store apps, this enterprise app store would leverage sideloading in order to install the apps on the Windows device.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
The built-in capability in Windows RT 8.1 that enables cloud-based management tools such as Windows Intune, AirWatch, MobileIron, or Citirx to manage Windows RT 8.1 devices.
The process of installing a Windows Store app onto a Windows 8 or Windows RT computer without using the Windows Store. To do this, the computer must be enabled for sideloading. In the case of Windows RT, this means you must install an enterprise sideloading key on the device.
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
A comprehensive enterprise systems management product used to manage Windows computers. Configuration Manager provides the Enterprise App Store functionality described above.
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
The firmware used to start all Windows RT devices. This firmware supports Secure Boot and Measured Boot to protect the operating system from malware that might try to interfere with the startup process. See www.uefi.org for more information.
Windows Store App
Windows 8 App
Another term for a Windows Store app. (Note that this does not necessarily mean that the app only runs on Windows 8; most Windows Store apps will run on Windows 8 and Windows RT.)
The latest version of the Windows operating system that runs on x86 or x64 processors from Intel and AMD.
A public cloud-based enterprise systems management tool that supports the management of Windows 8 and Windows RT devices (and others). This subscription-based service provides software publishing, inventory collection, configuration management, and software update deployment capabilities. It can also be integrated with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to support management from a single console. Windows Intune also provides the Enterprise App Store functionality described above. Visit www.windowsintune.com for more information.
The Windows operating system that runs on ARM processors.
The application programming interface (API) for creating Windows Store apps.
Another term for a Windows Store App.