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located at 16633 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100, Addison, TX 75001


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

Our Next Meetings

July 16, 2016 (3rd Saturday)
August 20, 2016 (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.

Our June 18th Meeting
Was ...

(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. Come join SIG Leader Bill Parker as we set our direction for this SIG. 

  • Microsoft Excel - 8:00 am
    Excel SIG will not meet in June due to other commitments, but we will resume in July. But if you, our members, wish to conduct a meeting & discuss Excel, we will meet you there and facilitate your meeting.

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
    In June, we will have an informal hour covering topics and demonstrations that come up in discussion.

  • 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 - 9:00 am
    Interested in a "virtual assistant"? In June, Howard Lee Harkness will recap his experiences hiring and retaining a virtual assistant from the Philippines to help lower his costs and increase his productivity.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Tabs – Turning Trouble into Terrific.
    Do tabs give you trouble? Do you get your information lined up but then you add new information and suddenly nothing is aligned? Come learn the secrets on how to create columns and lists for words and numbers using tabs.

  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon
    Two presentations in June -- Josh Miller will discuss Markdown, a text --> HTML language especially useful for creating HTML "readme" files. The second session is “TBA” - either someone from the group will step up, or Tom Perkins will discuss the Entity Framework Code First methodology.  

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 am

  • Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    In the Access SIG this month, we'll dig deeper into tables, starting out with importing Excel data to create a table, to relationships and why enforce referential integrity.
  • Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    How to use Skype to communicate with other NTPCUG members.

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    Excellent free utilities for Windows 10.

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    In June, we will be discussing online and telephone scams. While scams originally targeted e-mail, the newer scams target social media (Facebook, Craig List, E bay, Let-go, etc). The newer scams include surveys, fake news, fake friends, fake friends, fake charities, fake debt.  Bring your list of notable scams to the SIG.

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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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