Allegheny B&B – September 2008 Meeting Notes

This morning we were at Rodef Shalom’s for one last meeting before we finish out the year at Achieva on the South Side!

Here are the resources and issues we discussed during the September meeting:

Can One Still Purchase Windows XP?

  • Yes, but need to move quickly.  Dell is selling “downgrade” licensing for $20 per PC.
  • It was noted that most accounting software will not run on Vista, so to think carefully before deciding to upgrade to it and research your org’s accounting package.

Building an Intranet

  • One B&B member mentioned that she’s interested in building an Intranet for her organization.
  • Several other attendees stated that Sharepoint Services is a good tool for building Intranets.
  • They also warned that the hardest part isn’t learning how to use Sharepoint – it’s getting one’s organization to decide on the content of the Intranet and the organization of that content.
  • Client Information System Databases

    Other Resources

    VOLUNTEERS WANTED – 2008 Tech Day of Caring

    • The Bayer Center and the United Way of Allegheny County are seeking technical volunteers (professional, accidental, nonprofit, forprofit) for the 2008 Technology Day of Caring on Friday, September 19 from 8:30 am – 4 pm.  If you (or someone you know) is interested, you may view the list of projects and/or sign up online at

    SAVE THE DATE – TechNow 2008 Conference – Thursday, October 30, 2008

    • Look for updates on speakers and breakout session for our upcoming TechNow conference:   Online registration for the conference should be available by Monday, September 8, 2008.  Look for a registration link on the TechNow site or go to

    Next Meeting:

    • Our next meeting is October 1 at Achieva on the South Side. If anyone has any topic suggestions or any issues you’d like to discuss at the meeting, please email them to me at The meeting is, as usual, from 8 am – 9:30 am.

    Download Bagels & Bytes 2008 Calendar & Directions


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