News and Events

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 65 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.