APCUG 2015 Winter Virtual Technology Conference (VTC14)

APCUG-VTC-GenericSaturday, February 21, 2015

Presentation Schedule
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1:00 pm – 1:50 pm ET | 12 noon – 12:50 pm CT
11:00am – 11:50 am MT | 10:00 am – 10:50 am PT

VTC Track: 1

Saturday, 2015, February 21 – 1:00pm to 1:45pm
VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 1

Windows 8 was a hard sell for many people who were very happy with Windows 7 and they are still using Win 7. Windows 10 starts a new conversation about the Windows operating system that desktop and touch-screen end users are sure to appreciate.

Win10 addresses many of the complaints or concerns that occurred with Windows 8. The focus is the desktop which will be the default screen for many users with a revised Start Menu which is similar to the start menu of previous versions of Windows. Bill’s presentation will be about the desktop and pointing out the similarities of Windows 10 with Windows 7 and 8 plus pointing out some of the features that, hopefully, will make it to the final version. Bring your questions for Bill. He has been using Win 10 since its release and has given many demos to his group as well as other groups via Webinar.

Presenter Bio

Windows 10 Hands-on Demo – APCUG VTC 2-21-15 – Bill James.pdf

VTC Track: 2

Saturday, 2015, February 21 – 1:00pm to 1:45pm
VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 2

We need to make informed decisions when using any electronic device. Tips for keeping your mobile devices secure and malware free.

Presenter Bio

How Secure Is My Device – APCUG VTC 2-21-15 – Jere Minich.pdf

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Eastern | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Central
12:00 noon – 12:50 pm Mountain | 11:00 am – 11:50 am Pacific

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 1

John will share information about the wide choices of free software available to the Linux user. He will have examples of software that relates to all the common computer tasks we do on a day to day basis. Attendees will see that running a Linux operating system doesn’t hinder them doing anything. A lot of the software John uses is also available for Windows and even Mac’s.

Presenter Bio

Linux Super Store – APCUG VTC 2-21-15 – John Kennedy.pdf

VTC Track: 2

Saturday, 2015, February 21 – 2:00pm to 2:45pm
VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 2

This presentation will be a hands-on demo of VMware Player as Francis installs the new Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview program. Some of the reasons for using a Virtual Machine are to be secure when surfing the Internet, downloading programs, trying a new operating system, testing software, etc. and this demo covers three of the reasons: downloading programs, trying a new OS and testing software. VMware Player ​is the only virtual machine program that communicates reliably with USB devices such as printers, external fax/data modems, and flash drives.

Presenter Bio

VMware Player – APCUG VTC 2-21-15 – Francis Chao.pdf

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Eastern | 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Central
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Mountain | 12 noon – 12:50 pm Pacific

VTC Track: 1

Saturday, 2015, February 21 – 3:45pm
VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 1

Chromebooks, Chromebases and Chromeboxes are for sale everywhere at very favorable prices compared to Windows 8 computers. They are often thought inferior to “real Windows” computers but Chromebooks are perfect for most of our group members. They cannot catch viruses and are always backed up but can they be made productive offline? This presentation shows with proper app selections the Chromebook, Chromebase or Chromebox are real gems that work both online and offline at a fraction of the heavier computer complexity, price, weight and battery power. I value my Chromebook and often use it in place of more complex units sitting on the shelf.

Presenter Bio

Secrets of Making Chrome a Solid Computer – APCUG VTC 2-21-15 – Stew Bottorf.pdf

VTC Track: 2

Saturday, 2015, February 21 – 3:00pm to 3:45pm
VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 2

Although interest in Glass has cooled over the last year, Mark remains a strong supporter of the technology. His presentation will be an overview of Glass and some of its potentials. It is a wearable, voice-controlled Android device that resembles a pair of eyeglasses and displays information directly in the user’s field of vision. If it doesn’t go forward, the technology is there to be used in other cutting-edge products.

Presenter Bio

Google Glass – APCUG VTC 2-21-15 – Mark Richards.pdf

4:00 pm – 4:50pm Eastern | 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Central
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Mountain | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Pacific

VTC Track: 1

Saturday, 2015, February 21 – 4:00pm to 4:45pm
VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 1

We’re all looking for new members for our groups, this presentation will give you some ideas on how to accomplish that.

Presenter Bio

Marketing Your Group – APCUG VTC 2-21-15 – Sabrina Watson.pdf

VTC Track: 2

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