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Written by admin
Monday, 17 March 2014 15:00
San Francisco, CA
Microsoft Office 
Meetings are now being held at Microsoft’s new newest SF office
680 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

555 California Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Bank America Building
Montgomery BART station

Next meeting
Tuesday March 1, 2016 @ 6:30pm

RSVP
Los Angeles, CA
See meetup site for meeting location
Dates and times on MeetUp site RSVP at the MeetUp website
Sacramento, CA – PowerShell UG
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Dates and times on MeetUp site RSVP at the MeetUp website
Help us start meeting locations at:   info@pacitpros.org

Feb 2 – What does Microsoft mean when they say, If you are not running Windows 10 by July 2017 don’t expect patches or support anymore

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 01 February 2016 16:52

Meeting topic – What does Microsoft mean when they say, If you are not running Windows 10 by July 2017 don’t expect patches or support anymore.
There are a lot of details to Microsoft’s July 2017 deadline and it does not apply to all computers. But if you are working with corporate customers and you are buying new computers and exercise your downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 rights you might want to rethink what you are doing. It’s not only Microsoft, but the computer industry which is behind Mycroft’s support change announcement. Supporters include: Intel, Dell, HP, AMD, nVidia, and printer/peripheral manufactures.
Read this closely. If you purchase purchase computers with new CPUs and downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 and there’s a Windows update after July 2017 that computer which may have been working in June might not be working in August.

At tomorrow night’s meeting we will discuss why Microsoft and the computer industry is doing this to us. Is it a good thing or bad? Before passing judgment hear both sides of the story.

Microsoft and the computer industry is giving us a year and a half to upgrade customers and our environments to Windows.10. If this is something you want to avoid just don’t buy any new computers.

Jan. 5 – Windows 10 Activation, Dell Recovery Media, and how ad companies track you

Written by Doug Spindler
Sunday, 27 December 2015 15:30

First meeting of 2016 – Proposed topics include, Windows 10, How Windows OEM “automagic” Product Key activations worked in Windows 7/8/8.1.  Secure Boot, and UEFI.  Dell is sending out defective Windows 10 recovery media.  Live demo of Windows 10 product key extraction utilities.  Can’t read your Windows 7 OEM product label?  Does this mean you can’t upgrade to Windows 10?  And more.

Security news – If you don’t want to be tracked on the Internet DO NOT enter your email address on any web site or give it any company,  The secret of how they are legally not selling your email address and profiting from it.  (It’s about a dime.)  Once they don’t’ sell your email they then use your Facebook and Twitter accounts to track your mood and market to you.

Dec. 8 – Holiday party with the Azure and PowerShell professionals with Lightning Talks

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 30 November 2015 12:48

We are going to do a combined event with the Azure Meetup + Bay.NET + Pac IT Pros + PowerShell meetup for our holiday party. The date will be Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30 pm, with the talks starting between 6:45 and 7 pm.

To attend you must register to attend  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-for-sf-meetups-azure-net-po wershell-it-pro-f-tickets-19713528695

I’d like to have 5 lightning talks, each being no more than 10 minutes long.

Would any of you like to speak? That’s a pretty short amount of time, but long enough to spotlight something interesting you may have found or done.

Nov. 3 – Windows 10

Written by Doug Spindler
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:25

Meeting topic – Are you upgrading to Windows 10?

 

MVP Upgrade to Windows 10