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4 - 9 March 2013
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Hello and Welcome,
Next week's meetings are below:
Tuesday 26 February - MAIN Meeting - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Sydney PC Users Group's February 2013 main meeting is nearly upon us,
with this month's presentation to be all about Microsoft's stunning new webmail service - a massive upgrade to Hotmail.
Our guest presenter will be Miriam Romaniuk, Director of Microsoft
Products and she will be presenting a brief background of Mi9 (the
Microsoft/Channel 9 joint venture business) followed by a showcase of and all its new features.
On 19 February Microsoft announced that users of the Hotmail email system
will be automatically upgraded to in the next six months.
Miriam says she will "present on this all new modern, clean UI and the
smart and powerful tools implemented to reduce inbox clutter and stay on
top of the things you care about."
She will also touch on how connects to the services you use and
prioritises privacy.
So... if you'd like to see what is arguably the world's most advanced and
most private web mail service, along with all of its quite amazing
enhancements, along with your chance to ask all of your questions of Miriam
(and in our usual question and answer session), don't miss this February's Main Meeting!
See you there!
Saturday 2 March - Penrith Group  -  F. Bowman - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
There is always an interesting programme of activities at the Penrith Group meetings. At their last meeting they went online to:
- peruse reports of the recent Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show;
- look at some articles which showed that Windows 8 struggles when installed on older computers;
- use Google to seek some free video editors and found that Freemake, VideoPad, VirtualDub and Pinnacle Video Spin received very favourable comments.
They also examined an entry level Audiosonic eBook reader and found it displayed graphics, as well as eBooks, surprisingly well.
At this month's meeting they will
- examine and discuss the specifications of the miniature Raspberry Pi computer;
- look at a useful utility called WinDirStat that graphically displays the size of all files on a partition; and
- examine some of the features of Microsoft Publisher.
There will also be a question and answer session around the table, where members share problems, advice and tips.
The Penrith SIG meets at St Clair High School, Endeavour Avenue, St Clair and visitors are always welcome.
John Mathews

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