Good News!!


NTPCUG has returned to

in-person meetings at


Northaven United Methodist Church, 
11211 Preston Rd Dallas, TX 75230.

Use east-side doors



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.


  • Computer Users
  • IT Professionals
  • Developers
  • Small Business Owners


Next Meetings

 (all on 3rd Saturdays) 

  • May 20, 2023 (In-Person meetings have resumed)
  • June 17, 2023
  • July 15, 2023
  • August 19, 2023
  • September 16, 2023
  • October 21, 2023
  • November 18, 2023
  • December 16, 2023

  In-Person meetings may also be held via ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS teleconferencing.

Here is what plan for our Saturday, May 20, 2023 meeting …


Powershell SIG     8:00 – 10:00 am — See details below

Artificial Intelligence (AI) SIG – UNABLE TO MEET in MAY

Windows Tips & Tricks SIG – 9:00 – 10:00 am — See details below

Special Presentation!!  “The Cloud is Here – Don’t Get Left Behind, by Judy Taylour
10:00 – 11:00 am — See details below

Application Development SIG – UNABLE TO MEET in MAY
 See details below

 Internet/Windows Inside-Out SIG
11:00 – 12:00 pm — See details below

 NTPCUG members will receive the meeting details in the monthly flyer, at least 2 days prior.

Powershell SIG

8:00 – 10:00 am 

For the PowerShell SIG beginning at 8:00, we will have a guest presenter at 9 am. Doug Finke will present on PowerShell AI + ChatGPT at the command-line. In this walkthrough, we will be discussing the use of ChatGPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) and PowerShell, two powerful tools, and we will be exploring how GPT and PowerShell can be used together to automate tasks and make life easier for developers, system administrators and more.

This SIG will meet both in-person this month at Northaven United Methodist Church as well as virtually at

SIG Leaders: Larry Weiss and Josh Miller


Windows Tips & Tricks

9:00 – 10:00 am

In May, SIG Leader Chuck Stark will be conducting the “Yard Sale” that was described by e-mail to members. “Yard Sale” tickets will be offered without charge to NTPCUG members at the May 20th meeting, but if interested in participating, please be prepared to choose your desired system quickly and cover that fee if you win!!

SIG Leader: Chuck Stark 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) SIG


The AI SIG will not be meeting this month due to work-related time constraints. We’re in hopes the SIG can continue in June.

SIG Leader:  Howard Lee Harkness

Special Presentation
(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)

10:00 – 11:00 am 

In May, Judy Taylour will present “The Cloud is Here – Don’t Get Left Behind“.
Are you using the Cloud? Many people still answer, no, but you’ll be surprised when you find out how much we are all using the Cloud and how much more is out there that we can take advantage of.
With all our computers, smart phones and tablets, how can we keep our data files in sync on all of them and share files with family, friends and associates?
How can we use cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and others to make things easier?

Join us live, or remotely at

Judy’s biography is located at 

Application Developers


In May, the APP DEV SIG will be unable to meet, but SIG Leader Tom Perkins is already planning a topic for June. Plan on joining us then!!

SIG Leaders: Tom Perkins



Internet/ Windows Inside-Out SIGs

11:00 – 12:00 am 

This month, SIG Leader Glynn Brooks will discuss why texts sent from Apple devices don’t always make it to Android devices. He’ll use this to discuss how the SMS and RCS internet protocols are supposed to work, and how to work around the problems.
For Windows, Glynn is looking at the new ways Microsoft is forcing the use of Edge, even when it’s not the default browser. Will also get into how to customize news feeds and Windows 11 Widgets.
This SIG will meet both this month in-person at NUMC and remotely. If not onsite, click If not onsite, click

SIG Leaders: Glynn Brooks

Home Automation

Topics currently on hold .

SIG Leader: Bill Parker