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 Upcoming Meeting Dates:

September 20, 2014 (3rd Saturday)
October 1
8, 2014 (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 August 16, 2014 Meeting Agenda
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(Special Interest Groups)
Click on the links below to go to the respective SharePoint page.

  • HTPC/Home Automation - 8:00 am
    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

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • Larry Weiss will present many and various ideas about how he uses PowerShell as his
    primary command line shell.

    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
    Extended Session this month

    Data Backup Using FreeFileSync

    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
    Continuing our exploration of all things WordPress, Chuck Bealke will facilitate a SKYPE presentation by Howard Lee Harkness presenting "Hardening Your WP Site Against Brute-Force Login Attempts."

    The presentation will involve a couple of WordPress plugins, along with some ways to arrange your user accounts, and cover:
    (1) Why would a low-traffic (or new) site be targeted by script-kiddies?
    (2) If your password is strong, why should you be concerned?
    (3) How to set up a honeypot to detect brute-force login attempts, and
    (4) A few ways to handle script-kiddie attacks.

  • Linux Installation Project - 9:00 am
    The Linux SIG is now meeting separately. Specific dates and location will be posted as details become available.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
  • Matinee Movie – The Best Bits of Word

  • .NET Developers/HTML - 10:00 am - Noon

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 am
    Does “Compact Camera” mean IT’s OK for your needs? Likely not.  Let’s discuss the pros, cons and alternatives.

  • Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am
  • How good do your cell phone images look?  Can you use them to write a book?

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    No meeting in August, but join us in September.

  • Salesforce Developers
    401 study group (11:00 AM to 12:00) 
    501 study group (12:30 to 1:30)

  • Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
  • Discuss users’ Access issues and a little more about Queries.

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    No meeting in August, but join us in September.

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm

  • Investors - 1:30 pm
    We will have our usual Q&A session. Bring your questions and experiences in investing and share with the group.

  • AppDev SIG - 1:30 pm
  • Entity Framework Tutorial continues – sorting and grouping in a datagrid with MVC.

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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