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Our Next Meetings

January 20, 2018 (3rd Saturday)
February 17, 2018

"THIRD SATURDAY" SESSIONS

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

Our December 16th 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 PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
    The first hour starting at 8 am, we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

    At 9 am, Josh Miller will lead a discussion on the topic of "Script Analyzer Rules".

  • Microsoft Excel - 9:00 am
    In January, The Excel SIG plans to continue working with the problem of converting a macro recording to a robust reusable data gathering tool. We have one last problem to solve: How to help the user select the input file on the fly. ooking at modifying macro recordings. I intend to show some of the tools available to help a user find the right code word for the next step.

  • Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - 11:00 am

    Meltdown” & ‘Spectre” – What They Are & What To Do.

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

At 10 am, David Mandala will step in to present “Securing Small Business and Home Networks”.

  • Making Money Online - 8:00 am
    Howard Harkness will talk about membership sites, and present the work done on a membership site which involves beta-testing by several members of the MMO SIG (the "Founders" Membership group). Topics covered will be the total budget for the site, the choices for various software tools and plugins, the testing process, and the marketing plan. 

    A free "Charter" membership will be offered to members of the NTPCUG who attend the meeting on January 20th (or request membership BEFORE the meeting), after which the Charter Membership level will be closed.  Founders and Charter Members will have lifetime free membership, and the opportunity to make money with the site. To qualify for Charter Membership, you must be an NTPCUG member in good standing at the time you apply for membership.

    To apply before the meeting, simply send an email to membership@nichefind.com with your NTPCUG member number and a request to be a Charter Member.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Q&A About Your Word Hot Topics

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

    Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    In January, we will discuss how to find the data we need when there are multiple tables using Queries and the use of Action Queries.

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    WPA3 – the wireless security standard that will eventually replace WPA2.

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    Roboform Tips & Tricks – how to handle increasingly complex password entry situations.

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    In our January meeting, we will be talking about the CPU flaw affecting Intel, Apple and ARM processors. The Meltdown and Spectre bugs affect processors with the CPU flaw.


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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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