The following Special Interest Groups have specific programs posted for their upcoming meetings. Please refer to the SIG Calendar for a complete listing of HAL-PC SIG meeting dates and times. If you are interested in starting a Special Interest Group that is not currently on our calendar, contact the Vice President for SIGS
WINDOWS OS: Wednesday, November 1 -- 7:00 pm
There will be an open discussion about the Windows OS with topics including Windows security, antivirus, networking, diagnostic tools, and various applications. We will be providing tips, tricks, and troubleshooting information.
MULTIMEDIA: Saturday, November 4 -- 10:00 am: We'll look at 'Jammer Live' from Soundtrek, which follows along in real time as you play, similar to the MIDI keyboards from Yamaha and others. Have a good backup band on your computer! We'll also check out a few other graphic goodies.
TC USERS GROUP: Thursday, November 9 -- 7:00 pm There have been 15 more indicators announced for SnapSheets, with still more to come. Michael Thompson from Worden Brothers will be with us to show us the power of the new offerings.
INTERNET: Friday, November 10 -- 7:00 pm: We will be taking a look at the newly released 2.0 version of the Firefox browser. Also a review of the add-ons and extensions for Firefox.
FOXPRO: Tuesday, November 14 -- 7:00 pm: November HAL-PC FoxPro SIG will be an open forum about FoxPro. Bring any questions you have about FoxPro and why it is the best and most economical database system you can use on a Microsoft System Computer. We will also
discuss in depth moving the SIG meeting from the 2nd Tuesday of each month to the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, beginning in December.
C#: Tuesday, November 21 -- 7:00 pm (Beginners - 6:00 pm) This month's speaker is Jeffrey Firestone, a Houston-based independent
consultant who specializes in SQL Server and .NET application development.
His topic will be "Running C# Assemblies on SQL Server 2005." He will show
how to write and configure C# assemblies to run in place of SQL Server 2005
T-SQL code. He will compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of
using C# CLR code versus T-SQL code. He will also compare the performance
and cost tradeoffs or running several different types of C# routines on SQL
Server as opposed to the middle tier or client workstations.
WEB DESIGN: The Web Design SIG is on hiatus during the months of November and December. See you next year!
SAMBA STUDY The official Samba SIG meetings are now the first and third Saturdays of every month from 2:00 to 4:45 pm
MCSE: Every Friday -- 6:30 pm Our goal at HAL-PC is to provide an environment where people can utilize the training resources we have available such as: 1) Hands-on lab to practice software installations and configurations. 2) Computer Based Practice exams to help prepare you for the real thing. 3) Peer to Peer mentoring.