Category: Office

Windows 7 End of Life: How does it impact you

Microsoft has officially announced the “End of Life” date for Windows 7. It will come January 14, 2020. Windows 7 was introduced in 2009 and is one of the most popular versions of Windows. It is estimated that around 40% of Windows OS is 7. So, if you are one of the Windows 7 users, read this blog to understand how this end of life announcement impacts you and what you should be doing.

End of life means, beyond January 2020, users of Windows 7 will not get any updates, security patches, or any kind of support from Microsoft. Does this mean you need to scrap all your devices that run on the Windows 7 OS? Technically, the answer is no. You can still continue to use your existing computer with Windows 7 OS, but it won’t get the free security patches and updates. This makes your computer and possibly your whole IT network vulnerable to malware and other IT security threats. Plus, as a business, running Windows 7 OS without the security patches and updates is not really an option as it creates liabilities in the event of data theft. Also, you may be inadvertently violating regulations by using an OS that’s officially declared vulnerable to security threats. In short, running Windows 7 without the support is not really an option for businesses.

So, what should you be doing? First off, make sure you download Microsoft’s most recent Windows 7 update, because if you don’t run the most recent update, you will lose Microsoft support 6 months earlier–in July 2019. You can download the update here.

Apart from this, you can buy extended support for Windows 7 from Microsoft. The extended support will be available until 2023. An MSP who is an authorized Microsoft reseller or partner will be able to tell you more about this option and the pricing, in particular.

In the long run, however, you will have to migrate to a newer, supported version of Windows. 

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GSuite Baton Rouge

If you are looking for an expert team to help you migrate your Gsuite or Gmail to Office 365, Wahaya Technology Solutions helps all businesses in the Baton Rouge area with their email migrations in Baton Rouge. We will assist with all of your data and document migration including Google Docs, Google drive folders, permissions and configure in Office 365 on the desktops and mobile of each employee. We close with professional training so your team is ready to go with their new products and technology.

Many clients buy direct from Microsoft as it is very to do online, we encourage you to work with us to help buy the correct products, not over buy and get our top level support. If you have already purchased Microsoft Office 365, we can help with migrating your account to ours so we can manage it for you.  Some of the products can be very complex to get configured correctly.

If you are looking for support with a fresh migration or repairing some issues you are having. one thing we tell clients is to create your list of issues and solutions you want resolved, then call us for a no cost consult and we will give you a quote on time and expectations to get the work done. We have aftercare and on-going support options as well.

If you are searching for a new IT company for all your needs, Wahaya Technology Solutions offers much more for businesses of all sizes.

We look forward to working with you and your company,

Wahaya Technology Solutions Team

Click here to contact Wahaya IT Consulting and get started on your GSuite migration.

Email Phishing Baton Rouge

Email Phishing Baton Rouge

Wahaya IT offers email phishing software installation and team training for our business clients in the Baton Rouge Area. Email phishing typically happens when you click on a link in an email or click on a bad link for a website. What happens is those emails you get from someone else you know who has been hacked, tricked you into clicking a link and then asking for your email password or banking information. Often these can end up with a wire transfer and cost your business $1000’s of dollars that is not covered by your insurance. Wahaya IT offers team training, security setup and back up plans. Let us help prevent this from happening to your business computer systems and get setup with our managed systems.

We do not have a storefront, most of our work is done remotely. But we do offer onsite support for your business. From servers to POS systems to desktop computers, we cover it all. With top notch technicians and a great team to support your company, you’ll find our service plans and offerings very affordable. We enjoy helping companies of any size with their computing and networking needs. Need special Office 365 help? We can help you create a game plan that stays in your budget and gives you the best configuration and most important, security features.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

Contact us today for a no cost consult and see how we can become the most important part of your team, the team that keeps things running!

Baton Rouge Network Support

Baton Rouge Network Support

Wahaya IT offers exceptional network support and services to Baton Rouge businesses. From servers to POS systems to desktop computers, we cover it all. With top notch technicians and a great team to support your company, you’ll find our service plans and offerings very affordable. We enjoy helping companies of any size with their computing and networking needs. Need special Office 365 help? We can help you create a game plan that stays in your budget and gives you the best configuration and most important, security features.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

Contact us today for a no cost consult and see how we can become the most important part of your team, the team that keeps things running!

Microsoft Office 365 Expert Baton Rouge

Microsoft Office 365 Expert Baton Rouge

Whether you are setting up Office 365 for your company fresh or already have another service provider, Wahaya Technology Solutions helps all businesses in the Baton Rouge area with their Office 365. What we think makes our company special, is our staff is trained and excel at some of the more advanced Office 365 products. AppV, Azure, Dynamics CRM and GP, SCCM, Federation, Navison, SQL and to close…outside of Office 365, we are Microsoft Windows Server Experts.

Many clients buy direct from Microsoft, but after they purchase….setup, configuration and training is typically done by support companies like Wahaya Technology Solutions. We encourage clients to call us before you opt to use a product so you can receive the best setup and training. Some of the products can be very complex to get configured correctly. One thing we tell clients is to create your list of issues and solutions you want resolved, then call us for a no cost consult and we will give you a quote on time and expectations to get the work done. We have aftercare and on-going support options as well.

If you are searching for a new IT company for all your needs, Wahaya Technology Solutions offers much more for businesses of all sizes.

We look forward to working with you and your company,

Wahaya Technology Solutions Team

Ready to set up Office 365 for your business? Click here to contact us!

Microsoft Azure Expert

Microsoft Azure Expert

Many companies often setup Office 365 themselves, it’s pretty easy to do these days. Sometimes though, we find clients call us because they get caught up in a technical issue that Microsoft might not be able to help and you need to just be able to call and talk to a person that is US based, knowledgeable and fast to help. Wahaya Technology Consulting does this all the time for clients, let us help you with your technical issues. We offer affordable by the hour expert level help and not only are we experts with Microsoft Azure,  we know the just about everything else. We pride ourselves on being the only US based company to help companies of any size for any issue.

  • Microsoft Dynamics Expert
  • Microsoft AppV Expert
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Expert
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Expert
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Expert
  • Microsoft SCCM Expert
  • Microsoft Federation Expert
  • Microsoft Great Plains Expert
  • Microsoft Navision Expert
  • Microsoft SQL Expert
  • Microsoft Windows Server Expert

Ready to set up Office 365 for your business? Click here to contact us!

Microsoft Dynamics Expert

Microsoft Dynamics Expert

Many companies often setup Office 365 themselves, it’s pretty easy to do these days. Sometimes though, we find clients call us because they get caught up in a technical issue that Microsoft might not be able to help and you need to just be able to call and talk to a person that is US based, knowledgeable and fast to help. Wahaya Technology Consulting does this all the time for clients, let us help you with your technical issues. We offer affordable by the hour expert level help and not only are we experts with Microsoft Dynamics, we know the just about everything else. We pride ourselves on being the only US based company to help companies of any size for any issue.

  • Microsoft Dynamics Expert
  • Microsoft AppV Expert
  • Microsoft Azure Expert
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Expert
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Expert
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Expert
  • Microsoft SCCM Expert
  • Microsoft Federation Expert
  • Microsoft Great Plains Expert
  • Microsoft Navision Expert
  • Microsoft SQL Expert
  • Microsoft Windows Server Expert

Ready to set up Mircosoft Office 365 for your business? Click here to contact Wahaya IT Consulting.

Secure Offsite server backup software provides more than piece of mind

Data is the most important aspect of your computer. An operating system can be reinstalled and so can applications, but it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data.

It is essential that you always back up your important information and have a plan for recovering from a system failure. An attacker could crash a computer’s operating system or data may be corrupted or wiped out by a hardware problem.

Whether you run a small business or work for a large corporation, your data is important as that’s the powerhouse of information for making future strategies, providing better services to clients and for measuring both challenges and progress of your business.

Your organizational data needs to be protected for growth of your server backup and you cannot and should not simply consider it as a secondary task to be given attention to in your spare time as data once lost can never be recovered to the full extent.

There are many factors which cause loss of information, like hardware failure, power outage, data corruption, human errors, disasters, and criminal activities like hacking, theft, malicious activities etc.

With an offsite backup solution, you can securely access, restore or administer data from anywhere. It guarantees high level of security and peace of mind as it allows data storage off site/online. It helps you in saving time and costs too.

It provides much better protection against the natural disasters. Also allows unlimited amount of data retention. Moreover, it does not need any manual tasks to change tapes, label CDs etc.  Thus, remote backup is the preferred method of backup.

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Office 365 Baton Rouge

Our core services include account setup, migration from your old servers, implementation, aftercare, training and on-going support. We include your Office 365 services in our phenomenal service plans, so you can focus on your work and we focus on keep your technology up to date.

Wahaya offers local support for Office 365 to all of the Baton Rouge area.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

Contact us today for a no cost consult and see how we can become the most important part of your team, the team that keeps things running!

What’s the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft Office

Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date tools from Microsoft. There are Office 365 plans for home and personal use, as well as for small and midsized businesses, large enterprises, schools, and nonprofits.

All Office 365 plans for home and personal use include Office 2016 with the fully installed Office applications that you’re familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, plus extra online storage, ongoing tech support at no extra cost, and more. You can choose to pay for your subscription on a monthly or yearly basis, and the Office 365 Home plan lets you share your subscription with up to four members of your household.

Most of the Office 365 plans for business, schools, and nonprofits include the fully installed applications, but Microsoft also offers basic plans with the online versions of Office, file storage, and email. You decide what works best for you: Smaller business, Enterprise, School, or Nonprofit.

Office 2016 is also sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office applications for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs (such as Office Home & Student 2016) and Macs (such as Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac). One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you’ll have to buy it at full price.

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