Tuesday, 22 November 2016 02:01

Sydney PC User Group: Microsoft at 22 Nov Main Meeting

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The Sydney PC User Group’s last main meeting for the year is tonight, Tuesday 22 November, with special guests from Microsoft’s Flagship Store on Pitt St Mall.

Two representatives, Paul O’Malley, service adviser, and Matthew Ranocchiari, product adviser, will be there to answer any questions those attending have around Microsoft and Windows 10 and more!

Spanning both presentation slots, the first from 6:30pm to 7:00pm and the second from 7:15pm to 7:55pm, the guest presenters are going to showcase the latest and greatest from Microsoft – and they definitely have a great deal to share with us!

The meeting can start from 5.30pm with a tutorial but otherwise starts at 6pm, at the School of Mechanics and Arts at 280 Pitt St, in the Mitchell Theatre (left when you exit the lifts) on Level 1.

Not only will attendees learn about the latest Windows 10 developments, including the advancements in the anniversary update and other updates since, Paul and Matthew will share updates around the stunning new Surface Studio and the brand new, next-gen Surface Book with Performance Base.

Some examples of the cool things Cortana can let you do and do for you will also be demonstrated as well as some other cool Windows 10 features and benefits.

Attendees will also learn about the new Xbox One S and its popularity in the Australian and global market.

Microsoft will also explain how the Office 365 subscriptions work and the benefits they offer.

There will be an update on the Microsoft Store since its Australian launch, and how it has grown and operated since that time, with the store and it staff helping people solve PC issues, along with a range of free classes on various Windows and Microsoft topics.

The group runs a raffle at the meeting, sometimes one of whatever is being demonstrated, or some interesting gadgets and gizmos, and/or software.

So, while the raffle prize for this meeting has yet to be determined, whatever happens there will be some interesting things on the table for raffle prize winners to choose from

During the break various nibbles and drink will serve as our mini Christmas celebration, as it will be our last meeting of the year until Tuesday, 24 January 2017, when we'll have presentations from Boost Mobile and Trend Micro.

So, if you have time, come tonight, especially if you work in the CBD, and check out what should be a great presentation from the group’s Microsoft Store guests!

Apologies for the late notice. The January meeting above has presenters already set, so count yourself already informed for that meeting, with an article at least a couple of weeks early to remind anyone thinking of coming to put it into their calendar.

Last month I wrote about the Group’s October Main Meeting and listed links to various other technology user groups across Australia – please check the article out! 

If you do come say you're a guest of me, Alex, when you arrive. 

Sydney PC User Group Microsoft Store


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