Windows 10 Meetings!

The schedule of upcoming Windows 10 meetings may be viewed below. As the series of meetings proceeds, we will post the presentations on this site for all to see. Normally our presentations are available only to members but due to the importance of the subject they are being made available to the public.

Please check out or Windows 10 webpage by clicking here or going to the Resources tab and then the "Windows 10 Information" link right up at the top. This page will contain all updated information as it becomes available.

Welcome to the Prescott Computer Society

random meeting photoA typical PCS meeting scene.

The Prescott Computer Society (PCS) is a PC-based users group located in Prescott, Arizona. Our primary attention is focused on IBM-compatible computers, associated software and smart phones. We strive to provide personal, home office and small business computing solutions and presentation topics. You may obtain both basic and advanced information about computers by attending our club's meetings.

We hold several meetings each month to show you how to get the most out of your computer. These consist of our General meeting as well as several Special Interest Group meetings. Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome to attend our meetings and join PCS.

PCS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG).

Interested in Membership?

Additional information about PCS is available at our About Us page. Also, check out the most recent issue of the "Messenger" which is our monthly newsletter. For information about becoming a member of PCS, please contact Murray Smolens, our Membership chair.

Membership Info

Fun Stuff

A typical Q&A meeting chaired by some of our favorite PCS members. It's known as a "Stump The Geeks" session which is always enjoyed by all those who attend.

We often hold Question and Answer sessions at meetings at which our members attempt to "Stump The Geeks." Did they succeed? I guess you'll just have to come to a meeting to find out.

Actually, some of the questions are submitted in advance so we can come up with useful answers to our members' concerns. But that doesn't mean there won't be any surprises during the meeting!

Meeting Info

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Founders Suite (1st floor) of the Prescott Public Library. The Library is located at 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott, Arizona. Our extended meeting schedule (5-6 months in advance) is available here.

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Free Android App

The free Android app which conveniently displays the complete extended schedule for PCS on your Android smartphone or tablet can be obtained here. Don't miss out on any of our very interesting meetings because you forgot to check your calendar!

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This Week's Schedule

August 29 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Special Topics SIG - Leader: JB Burke
Location: Prescott Public Library

This month, the Special Topics SIG will feature a continuation of our previous discussion about Windows 10. Attendees will be encouraged to inform everyone about their experiences upgrading to Windows 10. Then Ray Carlson will talk about Cortana, Microsoft's "intelligent personal assistant" with followups by Phil Ball and JB Burke. John Carter will talk about Windows 10 installation options and creating backups using File History. Lastly, JB Burke will discuss various data backup options. This schedule may be subject to last-minute changes.

Future Meetings

September 5 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Digital Photo SIG - Leader: Phil Ball
Location: Prescott Public Library

Many aspects of digital photography will be discussed, including use of digital cameras and using Photoshop Elements to make your photos look their best.

September 12 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting - Leader: Ray Carlson
Location: Prescott Public Library

Topics will include a continuation of the Windows 10 presentations if there are any suitable subjects or questions remaining.

In addition to the presentations, the following are typical events which take place at our General meetings:

1) We hold an informal Flea Market in which you are encouraged to bring in your excess computer equipment or software and make them available for others to enjoy at no charge. Please deposit give-away items on the table in the back marked "Free Stuff." Any items left here at the end of the meeting are subject to disposal.

2) If you have items that are just too good to give away, you may set up a separate table and hold your own sale.

3) We conduct a raffle of gift cards at the end of the meeting, so make sure to get a pair of tickets from whoever is in charge and place one on the item you'd like to win.

4) We will also accept your used ink and toner cartridges for recycling. They are turned in to Think4Inc for credits which PCS uses to purchase office supplies from them.

September 19 - Saturday

There will be no PCS meeting today.

September 24 - Thursday - 6:00-8:30 PM
Board of Directors meeting - Prescott Public Library; Elsea Room

All PCS members are welcome to attend but you are asked to first contact Ray Carlson in order to ensure that there will be room available for you.

September 26 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Special Topics SIG - Leader: JB Burke
Location: Prescott Public Library

This month, JB will delve into topics related to computer hardware, software, the Internet and the World Wide Web. You are sure to find something educational and/or entertaining and/or interesting in this fast-paced enjoyable session. As always, questions and comments will be welcome. After all, JB has to be learning something from these sessions too!

Long Term Calendar
September 25-27, 2015
2015 APCUG International Computer & Digital Technology Conference

APCUG Las Vegas Conference Info

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The Prescott Computer Society invites you to attend our next scheduled meeting and learn more about us.

8/29/2015 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Special Topics SIG - Prescott Public Library

Windows 10 topics will be discussed.

Please visit our Membership page for additional information about PCS.
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