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Our Next Meetings

November 18, 2017 (3rd Saturday)
December 16, 2017


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

Our November 18th Meeting
Will Be ...

(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.  Join us!!

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am

    In November, the first hour starting at 8 am will cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

    Then at 9 am, Mark Kraus will lead a discussion on the topic of the changes to Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod from PowerShell 5.1 to PowerShell Core 6.0.
  • Microsoft Excel - 9:00 am
    In November, the Excel SIG will continue the discussion started last month concerning how I look at mod a macro recording to make it more robust. Macro recordings recall exactly what was done, but what you really want is to do the actions based on the new data.

    So, how do we look at a specific example and say "what if this much is different." We will consider the example started last month..

  • Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - 10:00 am (Part 1)

If you have a 'troubled' system, contact Chuck or Gil for a possible 'live, no net' troubleshooting session.

Windows Tips & Tricks - 10:00 - 11:55 am (Part 2)

In the 2nd hour of the Tips & Tricks SIG, we have a special presentation by Bill James, a member of the APCUG Online Speakers Bureau.  Bill has agreed to talk with us via ZOOM about synchronization of devices such as desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets. Bill does this presentation for a multitude of PC User Groups around the country, and it is always well-received.  Don’t Miss It !!

Making Money on the Internet - 8:00 am
Our November, the Make Money Online SIG meeting will feature a demonstration of a "freemium" back-linking service that you can use to boost your site rank. We will cover tips & tricks on how to get the most mileage from the free version.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    The WORD SIG will not meet in November so everyone can attend the Special presentation described above.  See you next month

  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon
    Postponed to December:
    Chris Morgan will continue the discussion about the Raspberry Pi (RPi) computer.  We will look again at setting up an operating system on the RPi, establishing a SSH and VNC connection from a PC, working with Linux, and programming in Python.

    Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    In November, we are continuing to work a new database, designing tables, creating relationships and forms.  Bring your questions and we’ll try to get answers for you.

  • The Internet - 11:30 am (if time permits after the Special Presentation)
    Snagit 2018  – demonstration of new features

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    Win10 Fall Creators Update – demonstration of new features..

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    In our November 2017 SIG meeting, we will be talking about Wi-Fi KRACK. The WPA2 encryption on a wireless router can be intercepted and read by an attacker. KRACK does not expose your Wi-Fi password, but what you send to the Internet is exposed. 

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