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Microsoft Tech Support Scams on the Rise

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Scam AlertHave you gotten a phone call or seen a web site pop up that purports to be from the Microsoft Support team and that they need to get onto your computer to clear up an infection? We’ve ran into a few folks that have run into that scam lately, some of them falling victim and getting their computer infected with a ton of malware. Here’s what you need to know about these scams and how to avoid them

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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.

Tagged in: Microsoft Windows

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?

Direct Service for CompleteCare Clients

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One of our big goals with CompleteCare is to provide the fastest, friendliest and most professional technology support to you and your business. We are taking a new step to help move towards that goal.

If you are a CompleteCare client, you now have a direct phone line and chat capability that allows you to work directly to our team of professional consultants to help you with your issues. Whenever possible, this will put you directly in touch with one of our consultants with the goal to help resolve your issues quicker and on the first call or chat. Calls to our main numbers now go to an auto-attendant/phone tree -- this number will allow you to bypass that tree.

Last week we sent an email to the main contacts at our CompleteCare-covered sites with the new direct-support phone number and how to access our chat. If you did not receive that email, let us know at and we’ll send you directions on how to get in touch with us as a CompleteCare client.

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