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New Kahua Desktop Host

Kahua is excited to announce the new Kahua for Windows Desktop Application is now available. As part of our vision of having a consistent and highly performant web, mobile and desktop experience we have rebuilt our Windows Desktop Host from the ground up to utilize technology advancements from Microsoft, our Development Partners and our own Research & Development team. The new Desktop Application is now available. The current desktop host will remain available through December 16, 2023. 


When will the new host be available?
Windows - August 2023
Is there any benefit to using the desktop app vs web?
Yes, the functionality and experience should be the same outside of the ability to sync files on desktop. 
How long will old app be supported?
WPF Installer will be supported for existing customers until 2023.6 release on December 16, 2023.
Will it be possible for a user with desktop app installed to still use the web host?
Yes, there will be an option to log in via your browser when you go to 
How do I get the new host?After logging in via your browser, you can click the Windows icon in the lower right corner to download the new host.  Alternatively, you can download it from the browser sign in screen.
We have SSO enabled for our company, please confirm the existing SSO settings will work with the new Desktop host upon go live.
SSO functionality will not be impacted when switching to the new host.
Will there be an installer for Mac iOS systems?
No, Mac users will need to use the Kahua for Web at 
Will the formatting look drastically different?
There have been UI changes to improve usability but the format will not be drastically altered.
Does the installer require administrator permission to launch?No, by default you are allowed to sideload unless otherwise specified. 
Is there an enterprise installer available?Yes, please visit our enterprise installer page for more information. 
What happens if I try to use the old host after December 16?Users will be presented with options to download the new host or log in via their browser.
Do I need to keep the old host on my machine?No.  Kahua recommends uninstalling the legacy host, but it is not required.
How do I know which host I am using?The legacy has a teal color theme while the new host has a dark blue theme.
How do I log in?Use the same login credentials you always use, nothing has changed from an account perspective.
Do I have to keep the new host updated?No, the new host will automatically update as necessary/
What type of machine do I need to have to run the new host?Please visit our System Requirements page for more information.

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