Messaging and collaboration Definitions

  • A

    AMIBIOS (AMI BIOS)

    AMIBIOS is one of the original brands of basic input/output system (BIOS) chip and is probably the most commonly installed BIOS chip in today's personal computers.

  • B

    batch file

    A batch file is a text file that contains a sequence of commands for a computer operating system.

  • BizTalk

    BizTalk is an industry initiative headed by Microsoft to promote Extensible Markup Language (XML) as the common data exchange language for e-commerce and application integration on the Internet.

  • blue bomb (WinNuke)

    A "blue bomb" (also known as "WinNuke") is a technique for causing the Windows operating system of someone you're communicating with to crash or suddenly terminate.

  • bootable floppy

    A bootable floppy is a diskette containing a back-up copy of your hard disk master boot record (MBR).

  • C

    Client Access Server (CAS)

    The Client Access Server (CAS) is a server role for end user connectivity within the Exchange environment.

  • Component Object Model (COM)

    Component Object Model (COM) is Microsoft's framework for developing and supporting program component objects.

  • D

    directory

    A directory is, in general, an approach to organizing information, the most familiar example being a telephone directory.

  • E

    ExBPA (Exchange Best Practices Analyzer)

    The Exchange Best Practices Analyzer (ExBPA) is a tool that helps administrators to gauge the health of their Exchange Server environment.

  • Exchange 2013 data loss prevention (Exchange 2013 DLP)

    Exchange 2013 data loss prevention is a feature in Exchange Server 2013 that allows administrators to manually enforce message content rules within their Exchange 2013 organization.

  • Exchange Administration Center (EAC)

    The Exchange Administration Center (EAC) is a Web-based management console for managing Exchange Server 2013 environments.

  • Exchange Autodiscover service

    The Exchange Autodiscover service helps Exchange administrators set up and sustain server settings for computers that run Microsoft Outlook, as well as settings for supported mobile devices.

  • Exchange Deployment Assistant

    The Exchange Deployment Assistant is a Web-based tool that helps administrators plan Exchange Server upgrades and installations.

  • Exchange Management Console (EMC)

    The Exchange Management Console (EMC) is a graphical user interface that allows administrators to manage the configuration of their Exchange organizations.

  • Exchange Online

    Exchange Online is the hosted version of Microsoft's Exchange Server messaging platform that organizations can obtain as a stand-alone service or via an Office 365 subscription.

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