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Microsoft eBooks Full Of Tips

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OfficeIf you use OneNote, Outlook, or OneDrive (and if you’re not, why not?), then you’re likely not taking advantage of it to its fullest. While we’ve featured loads of Outlook tips and one for OneDrive, but these eBooks go into more detail and will be useful for anybody that uses these tools:

Is there a particular program you use that you’d like help with or would like to see tips on? Comment below and we’ll feature it in an upcoming post!

windows 7 logoWe announced a couple months ago that Microsoft is going to require computer manufacturers to bundle only Windows 10 with computers after September, making Windows 7 all but unavailable. Dell has recently announced that they’re going to extend a downgrade option to Windows 7 or 8.1 Professional edition for another year, but are going to charge an additional fee for it (likely via a Microsoft volume license agreement of some sort). They also have firmed up the date: They’ll kick this in after October 31, 2016.

We are not sure how much the additional fee will be, but we’d recommend that if you’re shopping for a business computer and need Windows 7, you do so now to avoid the headache. And be sure to follow the tips in our article: Things to Consider When Buying a Computer for your Business

Last Chance to Purchase Windows 7 Machines

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Windows 7Microsoft is requiring that PC manufacturers quit selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 preinstalled on computers later this year. Dell has told us that they will stop selling Windows 7 systems after September. While Windows 10 is a fine system, it’s a much different system, that’s for sure. Windows 7 will be supported by Microsoft until at least 2020. The only way to get it installed on a computer after September will be to purchase a Windows 10 volume license agreement from Microsoft, which gives you downgrade rights from Window 10 to install Windows 7 or 8.1. And that won’t be cheap.

So if you’re shopping for a new business computer keep in mind that you’ll want to do it now rather than later if you want Windows 7. And let us know if you’d like us to get a quote your direction for a Windows 7 computer.

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Microsoft CertificationsWeston has been a Microsoft-certified partner for many, many years. We’ve also achieved Microsoft-certified competencies. Basically, to achieve a Microsoft-certified competency, you have to have a minimum amount of techs that have passed certain tests and your organization has to submit verifiable references to Microsoft. Generally, if a Microsoft Partner gets a competency certification, they’ll get one or two annually that they’re certified in. However, this last year, our techs have worked hard to learn and become masters in the technologies that drive your business. Because of that work, they have achieved more certifications, and now Weston has achieved not one, not two, not three, but four Microsoft competency certifications. We’ve achieved certifications in the following categories:

  • Silver: Cloud Productivity
  • Silver: Datacenter
  • Silver: Midmarket Solution Provider
  • Silver: Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions

What does this mean for you? It means that if you need experts in the Microsoft technologies that run your business, Weston Technology Solutions is the right choice. 

What To Do About Windows 10?

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windows 10As you have probably heard from the various announcements on Microsoft websites and pop ups on your computers (including our blog posts), Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 until July 29, 2016.

The question you may be asking: Should you upgrade?