Word of the Week: Intranet

Word of the Week: Intranet

An intranet is a private network based on TCP/IP protocols, belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization’s members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet’s websites and software applications look and act just like any others, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access and use.

– definition from Webopedia

Word of the Week: Extranet

Word of the Week: Extranet

A buzzword that refers to an intranet that is partially accessible to authorized outsiders. Whereas an intranet resides behind a firewall and is accessible only to people who are members of the same company or organization, an extranet provides various levels of accessibility to outsiders. You can access an extranet only if you have a valid username and password, and your identity determines which parts of the extranet you can view.

Extranets are becoming a very popular means for business partners to exchange information.

– definition from Webopedia

Word of the Week: Office 365 Pro Plus

Word of the Week: Office 365 Pro Plus

Office 365 ProPlus is the version of Office that comes with many Office 365 plans. It includes Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

Project, Visio, and SharePoint Designer aren’t included with Office 365 ProPlus, but are available in some Office 365 plans.

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Word of the Week: FOPE

Word of the Week: FOPE

FOPE (Forefront Online Protection for Exchange) is a discontinued cloud service for organizations using Exchange Server or Exchange Online.

Email services provided by FOPE include virus and spam filtering and policy enforcement.  FOPE has been replaced by Exchange Online Protection (EOP).

– definition from SearchExchange

Word of the Week: : Federation

In instant messaging, federated IM networks are those that allow communications across different IM clients and platforms, similar to the way e-mail allows people to communicate regardless of which e-mail client they choose to use. Federated IM networks are those which maintain an open directory that allows other IM networks to message their users.
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