November 15, 2014 (3rd Saturday)
December 20, 2014
"THIRD SATURDAY" SESSIONS
All SIG's meet once each month, usually on the 3rd Saturday. For SIG session meeting times, click on "Meeting Schedule"
October 18, 2014 Meeting Agenda
(Special Interest Groups)
Click on the links below to go to the respective SharePoint page.
HTPC/Home Automation -
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.
- 8:00 - 10:00 am
Terry Dow will present the Get-DSObject cmdlet that gets
a Directory Service object or performs a search to retrieve
multiple objects. This function mimics in part the Remote
Active Directory Get-ADObject command and is suitable for
PowerShell version 2.0 or later.
From 8-9 am, we will have the informal hour and from 9-10 am we will have the presentation.
Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - Noon
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
Alan returns in October to get both self-hosted
(1and1.com) and WordPress.com hosted WordPress sites up
and running. We'll focus on a number of plug-ins for
WordPress that can extend and enhance the functionality of
any WordPress site for your particular needs.
.NET Developers/HTML - 10:00 am - Noon
For our October meeting, Tom Perkins will continue with
his tutorial on ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework. This will
be part 5 of a multi-part series developing an application
in Microsoft Azure.
Digital Photography - 10:00 am
Keeping up-to-date with product feature deletions and nifty
new features. How will they affect our use?
Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am
We place much emphasis upon basic editing. This keeps
our captured photos neat and nifty. Also gets us ready for
The Internet -
11:00 am Windows 8 Bing Apps
- Many folks
ignore the full-screen apps that were introduced in Windows
8, but Microsoft has steadily added to the collection. In
this session, we’ll look at the apps themselves, how to
customize them, and how you can make them more useful via
the Share and Reading List options.
Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
Discuss users’ Access issues and a little more about Queries.
- 12:30 pm Meet the Master Boot
Record - The Master Boot Record (MBR) is the first
part of a hard disk drive that holds the information about
the partitions on that drive and the boot loader. Problems
with the MBR are not easy to troubleshoot, but there are
several methods to restore a workable situation.