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Next Meetings

(all on 3rd Saturdays)

  • February 16, 2019
  • March 16, 2019
  • April 20, 2019
  • May 18, 2019
  • June 15, 2019
  • July 20, 2019
  • August 17, 2019
  • September 21,  2019
  • October 19, 2019
  • November 16, 2019
  • December 21, 2019

Here’s what we plan for our February 16th meeting:

(Special Interest Groups)

  • 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 8:00 am, we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

    At 9:00 am, Josh Miller will lead an exploration of Microsoft Graph in PowerShell.

  • Windows Tips & Tricks  9:00 – 11:00 am.
    • Windows 7, 8.1 & 10 Networking/Share Fixes
    • Windows 10 Home – Delay Major Upgrades
    • Open Q & A. If you have a “troubled” system, contact Chuck or Gil for a possible “Live, No Net” troubleshooting session in front of the group.
  • Making Money Online – 9:00 am
    For the February meeting, Howard Harkness will give a progress report (and demo) on the auto-tweet utility. With some luck, it will be ready to provide to interested beta-testers by meeting time. This is intended to be the first Minimally Viable Product (MVP) for the NicheFind membership site.
  • Microsoft Office Suite 9:00 am –  Noon
    In January, we reverted back to individual Microsoft Office applications:
    • [9:00 am] Excel – topic TBD.  
    • [10:30 am or so] MS Word & MS PowerPointSharon Dorsey will give one of her oldie but goodie presentations on a specific topic. Or provide answers to specific questions. Whoever attends gets to decide.  Maybe we’ll do both! 
    • MS Access – is going on hiatus at present, but the SIG Leader, Sue Clark, will still be around to help answer your MS Access questions

  • AppDev  10:00 am – Noon

    Introduction to JavaScript ES6
    Whilst in Portland last weekend, I found a good tutorial book on React, and it indicates that a foundation in ES6 is almost a prerequisite.

  • Windows Inside/Out – 12:30 pm
    • Intel Core i7 vs. i9how they are different and why you should care.
    • Windows 7 Countdown – what are the options and how to get ready for the end of support.
  • Wireless Communication – 12:30 pm

    In our February SIG, we will be talking about security of the video doorbell cameras.