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  • 1.  Thanks for giving me a slot!

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Mar 18, 2019 11:11 AM
    Dear Chicagoans!

    I'd like to thank Danny Clemenson for giving me a (very short!) time slot in your agenda to do an overview of the GPUG.com web site. GPUG has a lot to offer and it pays more and more dividends for your own professional growth the more you make use of it. General Manager @Bob McAdam gave me the idea to keep GPUG.com "live" in my browser all day. It reminds me that there's an enormous pool of talented people willing to help me with my thorniest problems.

    For those of you that weren't there at the Downers Grove Microsoft HQ, I reviewed​ half a dozen things that are common on the GPUG.com web site:

    • How to post a question on the GPUG Forum. Talked about "@" and "#" links to GPUG memebers and GPUG topics.
    • How to register for a webinar. A bit easier than registering for a Chapter meeting.
    • A note about making sure to complete the registration process for Chapter meetings. There's one more step than for a webinar.
    • Searching GPUG.com. Use Google first! The search capability on GPUG.com is lacking.
    • Recorded webinars.
    • How to complain or make a suggestion on GPUG.com. I've contacted GPUG more than a hundred times; and I emphasized that GPUG does listen and make changes.
    • How to send a message to another member.
    • The fact that GPUG doesn't reveal email addresses for members unless a member posts it on his/her Profile page.
    • A look at the Profile page.

    There's a lot there; but mainly GPUG.com is a very fine resource for learning more about GP, communicating with the best minds in the business, and developing relationships with other GPUG members who do what you do!

    The Chicago Chapter meetings are excellent. Don't deprive yourself! The next meeting is June 14th at the Microsoft - Chicago office downtown, 200 E Randolph #200. Then there's a Regional Chapter meeting with the Milwaukee Chapter at Lake Geneva on August 16th.

    Sincerely,


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    "Sparkly" Steve Erbach - Green Bay, WI
    Co-Chair, GPUG WI (Green Bay) Chapter
    Blog: https://www.gpug.com/blogs/steve-erbach
    Twitter: twitter.com/serbach

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  • 2.  RE: Thanks for giving me a slot!

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Mar 18, 2019 01:24 PM
    That's awesome @Steve Erbach! Last year I did a webinar for GPUG as an overview of the tools available to us from a user's perspective. It was well received and a great resource to point out the things WE use and WE find valuable.​

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    Aleiha Hanson
    Royal Basket Trucks, Inc - IT Manager
    GPUG Milwaukee WI Chapter Leader
    ahanson@royal-basket.com
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  • 3.  RE: Thanks for giving me a slot!

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Mar 18, 2019 02:14 PM
    @Aleiha Hanson,

    I managed to locate that webinar: "I'm Lost within GPUG, where do I look for help?" after a bit of a search.​ That search re-emphasized for me how the GPUG search capability can be a bit on the limp side.

    I know! You and I should do a tandem webinar on navigating and getting the most out of GPUG.com. There's a lot there but it can be hard to find.

    Sincerely,

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    "Sparkly" Steve Erbach - Green Bay, WI
    Co-Chair, GPUG WI (Green Bay) Chapter
    Blog: https://www.gpug.com/blogs/steve-erbach
    Twitter: twitter.com/serbach

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  • 4.  RE: Thanks for giving me a slot!

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Mar 18, 2019 02:15 PM
    That may be a good Summit proposal ;)

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    Aleiha Hanson
    Royal Basket Trucks, Inc - IT Manager
    GPUG Milwaukee WI Chapter Leader
    ahanson@royal-basket.com
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  • 5.  RE: Thanks for giving me a slot!

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Mar 18, 2019 03:17 PM
    @Aleiha Hanson,

    Hey! Excellent idea... and so timely! I'm game if you are!

    Regards,​​

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    "Sparkly" Steve Erbach - Green Bay, WI
    Co-Chair, GPUG WI (Green Bay) Chapter
    Blog: https://www.gpug.com/blogs/steve-erbach
    Twitter: twitter.com/serbach

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  • 6.  RE: Thanks for giving me a slot!

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Mar 19, 2019 07:59 AM
    @Steve Erbach  Thanks again for taking this on with such short Notice.

    I really appreciate your enthusiasm and eagerness to share information.


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    Danny Clemenson
    Business Analyst
    Progressive Components
    Wauconda IL
    danny.clemenson@procomps.com
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  • 7.  RE: Thanks for giving me a slot!

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Mar 19, 2019 09:35 AM
    @Danny Clemenson,

    Happy to do it for my Chicago friends!

    >> Wauconda <<

    By the way, are you from that hidden African nation that hoards the world-wide supply of vibranium?

    Regards,​​

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    "Sparkly" Steve Erbach - Green Bay, WI
    Co-Chair, GPUG WI (Green Bay) Chapter
    Blog: https://www.gpug.com/blogs/steve-erbach
    Twitter: twitter.com/serbach

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