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Active Desktop

Enabling real-time content on a Windows desktop. Introduced with Internet Explorer 4.0 in 1997 for Windows 95 and Windows NT, Web pages could be turned into desktop items that were updated automatically. For example, a stock ticker Web page could be made a desktop item, or a company's intranet home page could become wallpaper visible on each user's computer. Active Desktop supported Active Channels, which were subscriber-based content delivery systems from external or internal websites. Active Desktop was dropped in Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 was the last server OS to support it. See Active Channel.
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Using Active Desktop will mean lots of extensive training for users, running up significant training costs for businesses.
Or, in this case, your e-mail box rather than your Active Desktop.
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The Sales Ticker allows PayPal small business users to add an active desktop icon that receives and alerts them to incoming PayPal payments in real-time, without the need to login to their PayPal accounts.
The name of the mistake in question is Microsoft's Active Desktop - and its channel bar component in particular.
Christopher Hassett, Pointcast's CEO, said the company was dedicated to making Microsoft's Active Desktop work, and so would not be providing content for Constellation for the time being.
New Universal Clipper: Available as an optional download, the Universal Clipper works in the background and adds to the EverNote tape's selected portion of contents of the currently active desktop program.
Those in favor of the split believed Microsoft could sell the Active Desktop component.
The SmartEnterprise 2 suite includes the Enterprise Foundation, an integration layer; the RF Voice Foundation, WarehouseLogic logistics management software, the Active Desktop GUI-based single point access and control module, the d'Amigo alert management and reporting tool, and the e-Vista web-based visibility tool, which enables customers to track the movement and status of their inventory in real time.
In addition to the question of which browser to integrate with Quicken, the two companies were also negotiating for a position on the active desktop push channel bar on the Windows desktop.
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