News and Events

A Great Success: ESW’s Devices Lunch & Learn on Nov 6, 2014

On Nov 6, 2014, ESW successfully wrapped up our Devices Lunch & Learn event. During this event, ESW proudly showcased to our clients industry leading tablet devices brought from partners such as Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo and HP and their top applications. Thank you for coming.

Do you still have the following questions:

  • How will the new device technology impact my business?
  • Which tablet is right for me?
  • Can a tablet replace my laptop?

Pleasecontactour IT experts for help!

ESW Will be a Proud Exhibitor at the Global Petroleum Show 2015

ESW is proud to announce our participation in the Global Petroleum Show 2015.

The Global Petroleum Show, taking place from June 9th to 11th 2015 at the Calgary Stampede Park, attracts key oil & gas industry attendees and global sponsors. We look forward to meeting current and future business partners at our booth 8212. If you would like to arrange an appointment, please contact Michelle Dai

Register for ESW’s IT Webcast Series: Running Your Business in the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365

Join ESW IT Consulting, Microsoft’s Gold partner for a live webcast “Running Your Business in the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365″ at 10am on September 24, 2014 and discover how the future of productivity has influenced the need for cloud services.


  • Microsoft’s vision on providing the best end user experience across PCs, phones and web browsers
  • New ways to collaborate and share information with co-workers, clients and partners
  • Flexibility and options to deploy cloud services on your terms, utilizing the features you truly need
  • The security and reliability of Microsoft Cloud Service

Register now and hear real life stories about how businesses like yours have utilized the power of the cloud through familiar Microsoft products.

Windows Server 2003 Support Ends Soon!

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft is going to end their support for all versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2.

If you don’t have a migration plan in place yet, your might be at the risk of losing security, compliance and revenue.

At ESW, we can certainly help you assess your current IT system and develop an effective plan to migrate your Windows Server 2003 applications to Windows Server 2012 R2 or to shift applications to the cloud with Microsoft Azure or Office 365.

Start to plan for your migration and click here to get the support right away!

Register for ESW’s IT Webcast Series: How Can Microsoft Office 365 Benefit Your Business

Join ESW IT Consulting, Microsoft’s Gold partner for a live webcast “How Can Microsoft Office 365 Benefit Your Business” at 10am on June 10, 2014 and learn how Microsoft Office 365 can help streamline your workflow, improve collaboration and communications.

Microsoft’s cloud offering now provides small to medium size companies in Alberta the same technology Enterprise companies have benefited from for years, but at a fraction of the cost and effort.

Register now and discover how to simplify your IT, lower costs and securely deliver the right set of tools for the right users with Microsoft Office 365.


Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug Investigation

ESW was made aware of the Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug on Wednesday, April 9, and we have been investigating the effects of this exploit over the last 2 days. At the current time, ESW-maintained services do not appear to be effected. Microsoft, SonicWALL and Apple have indicated that their products are not compromised and that no issues have been reported since the discovery of the Heartbleed bug.

However, all individuals should still make sure to secure their personal services, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, etc. A complete list of the services which are effected can be found here:

If anyone has any further questions regarding this issue, please contact an ESW technician, or the ESW Service Desk at 1.877.880.8802.

Watoto Choir to Visit Alberta!


Watoto is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda. As part of our ongoing support for the Watoto charity, E.S. Williams is proud to sponsor the Watoto Choir’s return to Alberta. This incredible troupe will perform at various locations throughout Alberta, advocating for the estimated 50 million children in Africa who have been orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

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Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 has Officially Ended!

On April 8th 2014, Microsoft officially ended supports for the decade-old Windows XP.

This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft.

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Office 365™ and InTune™ Trials!

Do you need help getting started with Office 365™?

As a Cloud Accelerate partner for Microsoft®, our experienced team will help you get started. Read More

Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office 365 and more!

Microsoft Office 365Microsoft Office 365 is similar in many ways to the programs you’re already familiar with. However, Office 365 is powered by the cloud and allows you to access your information and files from virtually anywhere. All your staff get access to the latest versions of Microsoft software; avoiding file conflicts and improving productivity.

Your Invitation

ESW invites you to join us for a Microsoft® Client Immersion Experience (CIE) Lab. This is a unique opportunity for business owners to try the latest productivity solutions from Microsoft®. Test drive Office 2013, experience Microsoft’s Cloud offering (Office 365™), and get a hands-on preview of several Windows® 8 devices.

Book your CIE today by contacting or call 403-910-0506.