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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.

August 15, 2015 Meeting
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(Special Interest Groups)
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  • HTPC/Home Automation - 8:00 am
    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
    Excel has received a request to show how to consolidate many worksheets into a master collection of data. So, I am prepared to show a couple of different scenarios time permitting. Let's look at consolidating many worksheets from the same workbook into one master sheet.
  • Remember, you don't really want to code the names of all the sheets in your book, you just want the data. Maybe you are receiving many workbooks from others and need to consolidate them into a master workbook. I have done both of these not that long ago so I'll show the techniques and "magic" code pieces that make it possible.

  • 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. The second hour starting at 9 am will be reserved for a focused discussion around these questions:
    • "How are you deploying and running your PowerShell scripts in production?"
    • "What tools and processes do you use to test and archive production PowerShell scripts?"
    If anyone has a script that they would like to share please bring it to the meeting.
    Discussion about scripts and "what I did" situations are a driving force of the PowerShell community.

  • Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - 11:00
    Live, No Net’ Windows 10 Upgrade / Install
  • Plus our usual Open Q&A   If you have a 'troubled' system, contact Chuck or Gil for a possible 'live, no net' troubleshooting session.

  • Making Money on the Internet - 9:00 am
    Georgene Harkness will present an update on her FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) business.  Georgene and Howard have been developing and refining their business model for several years, and it has become quite profitable for them.  If profit is part of the MWR for your website, don't miss this great opportunity to hear how they're doing it and how you can too. 

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Word 2013 – Formatting Pages
    At our August 15 session, we are looking at options for formatting pages in Word 2013. The topics for discussion are:
    • Page Margins, Orientation and Page Size
    • Headers and Footers
    • Using Sections
    • Adding Page Backgrounds Borders and Watermarks

  • .NET Developers/HTML - 10:00 am - Noon
    No meeting in August.

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 am
    What are the most important features for us to look for concerning newest camera features, ancillaries, and auxiliary equipment? That's our topic of discssion in August.

  • Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am
    This month, we’ll discuss photo editors that range from free to budget-busting high costs, and simple macros that can save time and produce exceptional results. .

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    Windows 10 and loss of personal privacy: what you give up if you use the new convenience features
    Also: Wi-Fi Sense – new wireless internet sharing feature in Windows 10

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

  • Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    MS Access will not be meeting for the foreseeable future

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
  • Lots of Windows 10 topics including:
  • -- Windows 10 Installation Experiences
    -- Compare what’s in each Windows 10 edition
    -- Customizing the Windows 10 Start Menu
    -- How to download a Windows 10 ISO for a clean install
    -- Removing core apps in Windows 10 using PowerShell
    -- How to downgrade from Windows 10

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    In August, we will be comparing 802,111n routers with 802.11ac routers. The 802.11ac routers are faster, have less interference, broadcast primarily in the 5GHz range and cost more. The 802.11n routers primarily broadcast in the 2.4GHz range while they have 5GHz capability.

    The 802.11ac routers have performance advantages but you need wireless adapters for 802.11ac to get the improved performance.

  • Investors - 1:30 pm
    We will have our usual Q&A session. Bring your questions and experiences in investing and share with the group.

  • AppDev SIG (1:30 pm)
    For the foreseeable future, Tom Perkins will be joining and presenting with the .NET Developers/HTML SIG at 10:00.

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