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The Struggling Win10 October 2018 Update

The Struggling Win10 October 2018 Update

The arrival of November marks the end of Halloween season, but the employees at Microsoft are still feeling a haunting vibe. At the beginning of October, Microsoft was set to release their next big feature update, known as both version 1809 and “Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

The Secret Agents of Core

The Secret Agents of Core

If you’re a part of the SWAT Systems family, you know we’re a fan of superheroes and team names. You’ve probably heard of our Marvel’s Avengers or the Goonies, but did you know that we also have our own version of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

You may be wondering what secret spy agents and system engineers have in common: both stay behind the scenes to keep operations running smoothly, and never fail to save the day when their “heroes” need them.

Intel i9 vs Xeon Processors

Intel i9 vs Xeon Processors

Intel Core vs Intel Xeon. This conversation comes around once or twice a year. People who are looking for powerful workstation to game or perform intensive tasks tend to run into a dilemma. The question came up at the office with Intel’s latest push into the high-ed market.

The Travel Journals: 2018/Q3 Edition

The Travel Journals: 2018/Q3 Edition

Phil Goes to Bali
My friend Maddy and I have traveled together before. We’ve been thinking about our next destination, specifically one with good snorkeling opportunities. She spontaneously purchased a flight to Bali for $500 during a sale and urged me to do the same.

Remote Ransomware Attacks

Remote Ransomware Attacks

Have you ever won a prize that you did not want?  Perhaps your name was added to a list that you would rather not have been on.  Today there is a list that every company should be aware of.  Shodan is a website anyone can use to find open ports on internet connections and, unfortunately, is used with malicious intent.

Thunderbolt 3: The New Way to Dock

Thunderbolt 3: The New Way to Dock

The State of Thunderbolt 3: Part 2
Looking for “The State of Thunderbolt 3, Part 1?” Click here.

Recently, I was in my home office working on my computer. I have a 27-inch 4K monitor, USB Apple Keyboard, Wireless Mouse, speakers, Logitech webcam, laser printer, and an ethernet connection to my network.

Google wages war against HTTP

Google wages war against HTTP

Google has been waging war against the non-secured website for years. In 2016, Google made a pledge to start shaming websites with un-encrypted connections, as way to encourage developers to embrace HTTPS. With Google Chrome 68, the latest version of the popular web browser, Google is following through on its promise.

Power BI comes to SWAT

Power BI comes to SWAT

Design in the workplace is no longer confined to the Marketing or Sales department. When paired with critical business statistics or financial numbers, visual charts and graphics can dramatically increase business efficiency. Software developers know a picture is worth a thousand words.

A Newsletter from Hell?

A Newsletter from Hell?

Several of our monthly newsletter readers noticed that our July 2018 edition was delivered to them from a unique SWAT email address. The email address that raised eyebrows? hell@swatsystems.com.

“We’re you hacked? Is this a phishing scam? Did a disgruntled employee sabotage your newsletter?”

No, no, and no.

EOL 2020: Extended Support Ending in 2020

EOL 2020: Extended Support Ending in 2020

“All good things must come to an end” will ring loud and clear come January 2020. Like with all of Microsoft’s operating systems, Mainstream and Extended Support is provided by Microsoft for a period of time. Microsoft calls its products “End of Life” when the Extended Support period comes to an end.