Due to the COVID-19 virus, our upcoming  

meetings will be Online only (see below).


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Next Meetings

(all on 3rd Saturdays)

  • August 15, 2020  (online only)
  • September 19, 2020
  • October 17, 2020
  • November 21, 2020
  • December 19, 2020
  • January 16, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 virus, our July 18th meeting (below) was online only

via ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS teleconferencing.
Here is what we did …


         Powershell     8:30 – 10:00 am — See details below

Making Money Online   9:00 – 10:00 am — See details below

Special Presentation – 10:00 – 11:00 am — See details below
(Saving your Life with Technology)

Internet SIG   11:00 – Noon — See details below

 Home Automation

8:00 – 9:00

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leader: Bill Parker 









Making Money Online

 9:00 – 10:00

For the July 18th meeting, Howard Harkness will outline a new tool that he is working on for a long-time successful Internet marketer, Randolph Smith. Randolph is based in the UK and doesn’t usually work Saturdays, so if we can’t get him to join us live, we will try for a recorded interview.

Failing that, Howard will explain the project that I am working on and give you the information you need to join his very useful mailing list.

The meeting will start at 9:00 am using Zoom teleconferencing.

If you wish to attend, please notify Howard Harkness by email at least a couple of days prior to the meeting to receive a ZOOM meeting invite.  HowardLeeHarkness@gmail.com

SIG Leader: Howard Harkness


8:30 – 10:00

PowerShell for July will again be an online meeting — a general “All Things Related to PowerShell” discussion starting at 8:30 AM

If you wish to attend the July 18th Powershell SIG, please email Larry Weiss at lfw@airmail.net to request that an invitation be emailed to you!!

SIG Leader: Larry Weiss 





Microsoft Office Suite

9:00 – 10:00

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.









Special Presentation

10:00 – 11:00

Saving your Life with Technology, presented by Ron Brown, doctor and retired technologist.

In this presentation, Ron Brown wears both his Doctor and Technology hats. We start with a fictitious patient who lives alone in an RV Resort in Mesa AZ and develops some medical issues that nearly cause a death.  We look at common medical problems in the elderly that can be helped by wearable devices.  Internet of Things (IoT) can also play a big role in helping seniors with isolation and communication.

Invitations will go out by Wednesday, July 15th, to NTPCUG members that expressed interest in attending online SIG meetings, but if you want to be added, e-mail Lisa Katzenstein (lbkatzenstein@gmail.com).

Application Developers

10:00 – 11:00 


Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leaders: Tom Perkins Chris Morgan 








11:00 – 12:00

Based on our guest speaker Tom Alexander’s presentation last month, I’ve started using OpenDNS Home. We’ll talk about why that is a safer choice for most people browsing the web, and what it takes to make the switch.

We’ll also talk about where things stand now that Windows 10 is five years old and what is on the horizon.

Time permitting, we’ll also take a look at announcements Apple made at WWDC 2020.


SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

If you have not received an invite by EOD on Wednesday, July 15th based on being on Glynn’s distribution list, request a meeting invite at Glynn.Brooks@ntpcug.org

Windows Inside/Out

12:30 – 1:30

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

Wireless Communication

12:30 – 1:30

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leader: Birl Smith