Power BI comes to SWAT

August 15, 2018 Articles
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.

EOL 2020: Extended Support Ending in 2020

August 3, 2018 Articles
“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.

The State of Thunderbolt 3, Part 1

July 25, 2018 Articles
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. You should know, however, that my computer is a 2017 Macbook Pro laptop and the only thing connected to my laptop is a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Tackle Your Password Headaches!

July 25, 2018 Articles
The Password Dilema
Now matter your age, job, or hobby, if you are someone who uses any piece of technology or online service, you have a password. Our digital accounts are protected by these things, which means we have a lot of them! I’m working on creating a support group that helps people overcome pain and suffering from tracking multiple password.

Crypto Ransomware Hits Office 365

July 23, 2018 Articles
There is an old saying, “safety in numbers.” As we tend to see in nature, wildebeest, zebra, fish, birds and other animals have relied on this premise for millennia. What we rarely consider though, is that large numbers can also attract the unwanted.

The FBI's Warning on Routers

June 13, 2018 Articles
What has become of our little world of IT? Before I was serious about computers, they were mostly a hobby for geeks. Then one day someone invents a killer application and suddenly all accountants need computers. Flash forward: computers have become critical to our daily lives.

Apple's WWDC 2018 Announcements

June 12, 2018 Articles
Apple held its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) conference on June 4-6 this year. As its stated in the name, this event is primarily focused on programmers and developers. The 3-day event consists of a flagship keynote by top executives (e.g. Tim Cook), followed by all-day workshops that dive deep into specific software topics.

Is This Normal? Strangers on my iPhone

June 6, 2018 Articles
The Scenario
Imagine you are walking around the mall or a park and you want to share a picture with someone. You open your photos gallery, select the image you want to share, and then tap on the share button. The share options pop up from the bottom so you can select how you want to share your photo (e.g. send as email, through iMessage, add to notes, etc).

Suddenly, several strangers’ faces begin to appear on your phone.

How Mesh WiFi Changes the Game

May 22, 2018 Articles
The WiFi that we have come to love and need has received some new tricks recently. I’m not referring to the typical “now even faster” promotions that routinely arrive every year. Mesh WiFi has been the trending topic in the wireless internet industry and it’s something you should consider for your home.

Great Looks for a Great Cause!

May 15, 2018 Articles
Shout-out to Quinn, one of our systems engineers, for recently donating his hair for the first time to Locks of Love!  As part of our CORE team, Quinn is constantly working on ways to make our back-end tasks faster and smoother.

According to their website, “Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.