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As of October, 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.

January 21st Meeting was ...

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

  • HTPC/Home Automation - 8:00 am
    Bill Parker will be covering “Setting up a Google Home device with the Samsung SmartThing hub for home automation and music”.

    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)
    This month, Excel will move to a new time (9:00 am), and will cover using text functions to dissect text strings.  So bring your questions and we can cover those for you as well.

  • 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, Terry Dow will present on a suite of Exchange Online [2016] exporting Get/Export/Search command wrappers up with supporting secure batch execution, logging, email, etc. Suite includes exporting some information from SharePoint, Skype for Business and Unified Messaging. Includes support for Exchange Online diagnostics, message tracking and migrations.

  • 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 (This month only)
    January's" Making Money on the Internet" SIG returns to focus on security for your website on the Internet, but will start this month at 8 am instead of 9:00.  We'll continue addressing the malware infestation on our sample site, exploring various solutions to rid the site of the offending code, and finally installing add-ins that can keep the site safe in future.  Bring your experience and questions, and remember, we're an hour earlier this month.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Word 2016: Tab by Tab - File / Backstage View

  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon

    Chris Morgan will present part 2 of “An Introduction to the Python Programming Language”.
    We will see a few example programs as well as more on the features of the language. One of the example programs will be to scan a document (Moby Dick) and list all the words used in it. Language features to be covered will include creating functions, using lists and dictionaries, creating objects, and creating Sqlite3 databases.

  • 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 on Tables, Forms, or Queries

  • Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am
    Will not be meeting in the foreseeable future.

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    Tips and Tricks for setting up Email Accounts.

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    Tips and Tricks Using the Windows 10 Task Manager.

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm

Need to learn more about computers, the internet, programming, how to use the latest software?
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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