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As of October 2016, our new meeting location is Northaven United Methodist Church, located at
11211 Preston Road, Dallas.


 "Share what you know, learn what you don't"

Our Next Meetings

February 18, 2017 (3rd Saturday)
March 18, 2017 (3rd Saturday)


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

February 18th Meeting will be ...

(Special Interest Groups)
Click on the links below to go to the respective SharePoint page.

  • 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.  Join us!!

  • Microsoft Excel - 9:00 am (NEW TIME)

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
    The first hour starting at 8am, we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

    Beginning at 9am, we will have a general Q&A session – bring your questions and topics of interest.

  • Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - 11:00
    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 - 8:00-9:00 am (Again)
    In February’s meeting, Howard Harkness will be "Zooming" in (telecommuting) for a presentation on website backup solutions.
    Backing up your websites is one of the most important defenses against hackers. Howard will compare and contrast two different backup utilities, one which is free, and one which is somewhat pricey. And remember, we're an hour earlier again this month.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Word 2016: Tab by Tab - Home

  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon
    Tuc Goodwin will be talking about getting started with Raspberry Pi.  He will talk about (and demonstrate) some of what he has learned about working with the Raspberry Pi.  He will also show how it can be used to develop and test with Python.

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 am
    Will not be meeting in the foreseeable future. But if you have an interest in Photography, e-mail NEWSLETTER@ ntpcug.org and see how we can continue this SIG.

    Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    Q & A Session.
    Bring your questions or issues !!

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    ... How Google defeated an IoT-powered botnet.
    ... How to display wireless network passwords.

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    ... Windows 10 Task Scheduler and how to add maintenance tasks
    ... Changes coming in Windows Update

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    In  February, we will be talking about techniques you can apply to your router and externally to optimize Wi-Fi in your home.  

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Are you interested in keeping your knowledge skills on the leading edge? If you are then NTPCUG is where you will want to be.
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NTPCUG is leading the way with its SharePoint development project. NTPCUG has a diverse membership and its special interest groups are equally diverse. Come join the fun.

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