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Our Next Meetings

September 19, 2015 (3rd Saturday)
October 17, 2015 (3rd Saturday)


All SIG's meet once each month, usually on the 3rd Saturday. For SIG session meeting times, click on "Meeting Schedule" at left.

September 19, 2015 Meeting
(Special Interest Groups)
Click on the links below to go to the respective SharePoint page.

  • HTPC/Home Automation - 8:00 am
    Our SIG will not be meeting in September, but join us when we return in October !!

    Home Theater (or Media) PCs and Home Automation come in an endless range of capability, complexity and price.   Come join us as we cover this new & exciting area. Home Automation covers everything from setting your thermostat to having your refrigerator order milk. Come join SIG Leader Bill Parker as we set our direction for this SIG. 

  • Microsoft Excel - 8:00 am
    Last month, we created an example on-the-fly during the session, but the code went into an infinite loop. So, now we need to fix the problem. How do you troubleshoot code that does not end? Let's take a look and learn about tools and techniques used to troubleshoot your problems away.

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
    From 8 to 9 am, we will have an informal hour covering topics and demonstrations that come up in discussion.   Then at 9:00, we will provide an introduction of  "Visual Studio Code" aka "VSCode", a new standalone program source editor and project management tool provided free of charge by Microsoft. .

  • Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - 11:00
    Windows 10 - What We Know, and What You Should Do.  And, Open Q & A !!

  • Making Money on the Internet - 9:00 am
    To build your profitable website today you have a lot of choices. Perhaps so many it's hard to winnow them down to the best ones for your application.  At this month's SIG we'll review a number of available options and develop guidelines that can help you with your decisions. We'll also plan an all-day workshop to help you get your site up and making you money quickly, or growing to make you even more. Bring your experience to share and your questions to help us focus.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Topic TBD

  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon
    In September, we begin a series of sessions on Web Development Front-End environments. Larry Weiss will first present information about VSCode, a new cross platform code editor for developing modern web and cloud applications, followed by a hands-on introduction to Node.js, a super-fast, cross-platform JavaScript interpreter that can be used to develop server-side web applications.

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 am
    Beginners and all photographer lovers should acquaint themselves with today’s new camera features. Bring your buddies, questions, and comments. Enjoy.

  • Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am
    Are your photos and special images mundane? This month, we’ll take a cursory look at dozens of imaginative ideas from a new world of magazines.

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
  • Complementary Microsoft Technologies
    Microsoft has knit together complementary technologies that create something bigger than the sum of the parts. OneDrive provides file synchronization and storage that let Office 365 and Windows 10 interoperate in a seamless manner while enabling file sharing and group collaboration. Outlook is a powerful stand-alone product, but it is even more useful with OneDrive running on multiple platforms and enabling PC, tablet, and phone synchronization. People log in to their computers using their Microsoft accounts, backup their files to the cloud, shop for apps, music, and video in the Windows Store, and use Universal Apps that can be run on any device.

  • Salesforce Developers
     401 study group (11:00 AM to 12:00) 
     501 study group (12:30 to 1:30)

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
  • Although Windows 10 is primarily focused on applications, it also introduces several new ways to manage disk storage. A Storage Pool is a big blob of storage space made up from multiple internal or externally attached drives of any capacity or type. Storage Spaces let you carve up a Storage Pool into one or more drive letters with several levels of protection. I’ll demonstrate both and discuss the pros and cons of the protection levels.

    Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    We will be talking about Best Practice for your Network.  There are constant changes in operating systems, browsers, security suites and network hardware.  You need to know your hardware to make the best choice/adjustment for your network.
  • Investors - 1:30 pm
    We will have our usual Q&A session. Bring your questions and experiences in investing and share with the group.

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