Good News!!


NTPCUG has returned to

in-person meetings at


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

Park in the North lot and use the 
side entrance facing Preston



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) 

  • March 16, 2024  (In-Person & remote)
  • April 20, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • June 15, 2024
  • July 20, 2024
  • August 17, 2024
  • September 21, 2024
  • October 19. 2024

n-Person meetings are typically also held via ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS teleconferencing.

Here is what we did at our  Saturday, March 16, 2024 meeting …


PowerShell SIG
:00 – 10:00 am — See details below

Windows Tips & Tricks SIG
8:30 – 10:30 am — See details below (extended time)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) SIG
9:30 – 10:30 am — See details below

 Special Presentation!!  Cell Phone Basics, by Francis Chao
(New Time) 10:30 – 11:30 am — See details below

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

PowerShell SIG
(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)

8:00 – 10:00 am 

For the PowerShell SIG beginning at 8:00, we will have a general “All Things Related to PowerShell” discussion in an online meeting format. Join us !!

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
(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)

8:30 – 10:30 am 

In March, SIG Leader Chuck Stark will describe Life on The Street …

  • Looking for a new pc? A quick rundown on what’s out there
  • How To Order Microsoft Software from Ghacks
  • 2 Recent malware escapades . . .

There will also be open Q&A, time permitting.

Also, if you have a ‘troubled’ system (or your system has a troubled user!) please contact Chuck via email to arrange for a ‘Live, No Net’ troubleshooting session in front of the group.

This SIG will meet this month both in-person at NUMC and remotely.  If attending remotely, click .

SIG Leader: Chuck Stark

Artificial Intelligence (AI)(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)
9:30 – 10:30 am 

In March, SIG Leader Howard Harkness plans to discuss Some New Megatrends in AI.

Howard has noticed some interesting trends that have shown up in AI among several AI companies.  He will discuss these observations, then do a relatively deep dive into one new application that he has personally found interesting/useful.  Then we’ll open up for Q&A and comments.

We will be presenting on-site at NUMC, and remotely via Zoom at 

Meeting ID: 844 4788 4529; Passcode: 781910

SIG Leader:  Howard Lee Harkness

Windows Inside-Out

Now merged with 
Windows Tips & Tricks SIG


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

10:30 – 11:30 am (New Time) 

In March, Francis Chao of the APCUG Speakers Bureau will present Cell Phone “Basics”.

Your iPhone or Android smartphone is actually 6 separate radio transmitter/receivers in a very compact device.  If you get a working understanding of the details of these 6 transmitter-receivers, you can make better use of your mobile phone and save money:

  • 6 transmitter-receivers in an iPhone or
    Android cell phone
  • Two Types of Cell Phones
  • SIM versus eSIM
  • Two types of cell phone services: Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)


  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Use the “MyGPSCoordinates” and/or “GPS Status” apps to get your latitude/longitude location from the GNSS receiver of your cell phone
  • Use the “Speedtest by Ookla” app to determine if your phone is using its data plan or your Internet provider’s “Wi-Fi”, if you cell phone has a data plan
  • Three ways to connect a smart cell phone to the Internet.

This SIG will meet this month both in-person at NUMC and remotely.  If attending remotely, click . 

Meeting ID: 844 6643 0565    Passcode: 800275

SIG Leader:  Lisa Katzenstein