December 13, 2015 – SIG-Computing: Windows 10 Update + a look at Windows Server 2016, SIG-Linux: Audacity

General Announcements

Mike Bader, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting by taking nominations for Board Members and making general announcements.

When: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Windows 10

Topic: Windows 10 Update + a look at Windows Server 2016:

SIG-Computing chairman Jeff Marraccini will present an updated look at Windows 10 and a look at the soon to be released Windows Server 2016. Microsoft has released the Windows 10 November 2015 update, known as Threshold 2.  The holiday season is also upon us, and most new PC’s are shipping with Windows 10.  We will take another look at Windows 10 as friends and family will probably be immersed in it over the next few weeks, and the countdown to the end of the free Windows 7/8/8.1 → Windows 10 upgrade for existing systems also is now only six months away. Please bring your Windows 10 questions!

We will also take a look at Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2016 product which is nearing release.  Currently in Technical Preview, it has a lot of the “look” of Windows 10, but under the hood there are massive changes that Microsoft hopes will drive businesses, institutions, and even hobbyists running servers to reconsider Windows over Linux.  Will they succeed?  Let us take a look together at what is coming.

Jeff has been with Altair Engineering for 18 years in various IT roles. He currently manages a world-wide team taking care of computing, network, and related services for 2,300 staff across more than 40 sites. His team manages many computing clusters based on Linux distributions and Windows Server along with several storage back-ends. Jeff resides in Troy, Michigan and his LinkedIn site is

Also: Questions and Answers.
When: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:45 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Topic: Audacity:

SIG-Linux Member Richard Jackson will demonstrate Audacity an open source, audio recording and editing program. Audacity is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. All are welcome.

When: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

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