Google Hangouts Link

Meeting Reminder Today 3p.m.-5p.m.

For those who will be participating from remote locations, 74bit has setup a Google Hangouts. You can access it from the link below. If you have never joined a Google Hangouts before, take some time beforehand to download and install the Google Hangouts plugin. You will be promoted to download it when you click to join.

Join Meeting: click here


Once again, Jonathan Spiva and his team at 74bit have graciously offered to host this Friday’s meeting. As a courtesy to Jonathan and 74bit, please  RSVP so that Jonathan and his team can adequately plan. We thank 74bit for their continued support of NWMP’s!

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What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting

  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, April 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.
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Northwest Mac Pros April meeting—3p.m.-5p.m.

Meeting Reminder This Friday 4/24!

NWMP’s is pleased to have John Chaffee of BusyMac as our guest presenter for the April meeting. BusyMac has recently released version 1.0 of their newest program for OS X, BusyContacts. It will now take its place alongside BusyCal as a great solution for those seeking a more powerful replacement to Apple’s Calendar and Contacts. John will demo the program for us. Here’s a great review of BusyContacts and interview with John.

In addition, we will also have a round table discussion about some of the various methods procedures, and best practices we as consultants and tech support providers employ when supporting our clients. For example, we will talk about if you require clients to sign a contract or some type of TOS. Does your company offer Managed Services? What type of intake procedure does your company employ? How do you handle billing?Do you use PayPal or Freshbooks for example?

Also, if time permits we can geek out on the new MacBook and also the Apple Watch, and discuss how we will be might be offering these products to our clients.

NWMP will also try and provide remote login for those members who can not be there in person. Send an email to newsletter@nwmacpro.com with “remote login” in the subject line if you are interested in participating remotely.


Once again, Jonathan Spiva and his team at 74bit have graciously offered to host this Friday’s meeting. As a courtesy to Jonathan and 74bit, please  RSVP so that Jonathan and his team can adequately plan. We thank 74bit for their continued support of NWMP’s!

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For those who need to find parking, here are 3 suggestions from 74Bit.

Note: there is a Mariner’s game Friday evening. So traffic could be heavier than normal.

  • What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, April 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

We hope to see you all there!

 Go Mariners!!

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Post MacTech Pro dinner: Feed your belly & Grow your biz!

Exciting News! Save The Date-NWMP Dinner Sponsored By

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March 4th is shaping up to be an exciting day for Apple Professionals in Seattle! Expert colleagues from around the country in our own backyard. You don’t want to miss this!

The Apple Consultants Network is fortunate to have many creative, savvy, and knowledgeable members. Longtime ACN Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring will be presenting at MacTech Pro. In the spirit of our community, Allen will be sponsoring a Northwest Mac Pros dinner following the conference.

Feed your belly and grow your business, as Allen reviews ways subscribers of Watchman Monitoring have turned it into a source for both recurring revenue and enhanced customer care. Even if you are not able to attend MacTech Pro (But, don’t miss it, register NOW!) we’d still love for you to attend the dinner. Allen has long been a champion of regional Apple consulting networks around the country, and he sincerely wants to see all Apple techs and consultant’s companies grow and thrive. The dinner, will be hosted by Jonathan Spiva of 74bit, Inc. a quick walk (see map below)* from the W Hotel. We thank Jon and his team at 74bit, Inc. for being frequent hosts and strong supporters of NW Mac Pros.

  • Don’t miss Jonathan’s session at MacTech Pro: Managing Your Clients To Increase Productivity and Optimize Revenue.
  • Between these two heavy hitters, you could learn just what you need to make 2015 your business’s best year ever.
  • This year’s MacTech Pro provides the opportunity to network with some of the sharpest minds from around the country, and the Pacific Northwest, without leaving Seattle.

Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly for food.

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 But WAIT! There’s More!

As an additional bonus, attendees to both MacTech Pro and the dinner will be entered in a drawing for a $500 gift package, provided by MacTech Pro, to be awarded after dinner!


  • Who: You
  • What: Dinner sponsored by Allen Hancock, founder of Watchman Monitoring
  • Where: Offices at 74bit, Inc. — 610 2nd Ave. Seattle WA 98104
  • When Wednesday, March 4th 6:30PM – after MacTech Pro, with food arriving soon after.
*Pro Tip: If you’re going to both MacTech Pro and/or the dinner, park at the Butler Garage, just across the street and around the corner from 74bit, Inc. Butler Garage is just a quick 5 minute walk to the W Hotel. Then, after dinner you will only need to walk across the street to your car.
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January NWMP meeting, Friday (1/30), 3pm-5pm.

Meeting Reminder!

NWMP will have its January meeting this Friday, 1/30. NWMP’s is pleased to have fellow member Jon Clayton of Big Mountain Internet Solutions as our guest presenter. As the Northwest’s premiere Kerio hosting provider, Jon will present on Kerio Connect, and the services that he offers.

Jonathan Spiva of 74bit has graciously offered to host this Friday’s meeting. As a courtesy to Jonathan and 74bit, please send your RSVP’s so that Jonathan and his team can adequately plan.

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For those who need to find parking, here are 3 suggestions from 74Bit.

  • What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, January 30th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

We hope to see you all there!

 Go Hawks!!

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NW MacPro January meeting

Save The Date

NW MacPro first meeting of 2015

Friday, January 30th, 3pm-5pm

Details regarding content and location to follow soon. Hope to see you all there!


Add to your calendar!

NW MacPro 2015 meetings. All meetings are on Fridays from 3pm-5pm.

April 24th

July 31

October 30

December 5th ( Holiday Mixer)

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Today’s NWMP Meeting Parking—Update!

NWMP Meeting!

Today @ 3PM

 

For those who need to find parking, here ar 3 suggestions from 74Bit.

Butler Garage (about half a block away): http://www.parkme.com/lot/22907/butler-garage-seattle-wa

ABM Lot 2nd & Yesler (Kiddie Corner from office): http://www.parkme.com/lot/79323/2nd-and-yesler-seattle-wa

Pioneer Square Garage (Probably the cheapest option, however it is about 2-3 blocks away uphill) http://www.parkme.com/lot/22909/pioneer-square-garage-seattle-wa

  • What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, October 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

Hope To See You All There!

 

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Tomorrow’s NWMP Meeting—Update!

NWMP Meeting!

Friday @ 3PM

Come meet your fellow NWMP Members at 74Bit, Inc.


Our main presenters, Inez Torna & David Craiovan of Aerohive Networks, will be presenting via GoToMeeting. For those connecting remotely, they have opened up the connection for entire length of Friday’s meeting. Below is the information to connect:

NOTE: Please take a moment before the start of the meeting to click on the link below to download and install the GoToMeeting Citrix client.

Please join my meeting, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/965905785

Dial +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 965-905-785
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 965-905-785


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If you have not yet done so, please click the RSVP button—or reply if you got this in your email—and let us know that you can make it. RSVP’ing will allow 74bit, Inc. to accurately account for those who will be able to attend.

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  •  What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, October 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

A big thanks again to 74Bit, Inc. for hosting our meeting.

Hope To See You All There!

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NWMP Meeting! Friday, October 24th, 3pm-5pm

NWMP Meeting!

Friday, October 24th, 3pm-5pm—Come meet your fellow NWMP members at 74bit Inc. Jonathan Spiva, Director of I.T., and his team have recently moved to a new space in downtown Seattle.

Directions:
610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104. Please remember to allow for downtown traffic, and to allow time to find parking.


 Meeting Agenda:

NWMP Business

Presentations

  • Inez Torno from Aerohive Networks will be presenting on their product offerings of wireless networking to medium and large companies.
  • Gregory Ashworth & Peter Haigh will lead a discussion on iOS 8 and Yosemite

     If time permits

    • Tech recommendations: Share a favorite tech tip or a favorite app.

    On-going tech problems: Share your most vexing problem. See if membership can provide advice in solving it.

    Note: Details to follow regarding access for members joining remotely

    Happy Hour to follow! 


  •  What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, October 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

     Please RSVP as a courtesy to 74bit!

Click the button below or reply if you got this in your email and let us know that you can make it. RSVP’ing will allow 74bit, Inc. to accurately account for those who will be able to attend.

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We hope to see you at the meeting!

 

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Today’s NWMP Meeting—Update!

NWMP Meeting!

Today @ 3PM

Come meeting your fellow NWMP Members at UniversalMac!


Our main presenter, Brian Best of Mac-MSP, will be presenting via GoToMeeting. He has opened up the connection for entire length of today’s meeting. Here is the information to connect:

NOTE: Take a moment before the start of the meeting to click on the link below to download and install the GoToMeeting Citrix client.

Please join my meeting, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:00. https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/250173121

Dial +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 250-173-121
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 250-173-121


What: Northwest Mac Pro Quarterly meeting.
Where: UniversalMac, 2320 130th AVE NE Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98005.
When: Friday, September 12th from 3pm-5pm. Happy hour to follow!!
Why: Meet and network with your fellow Northwest Mac Pros.

Hope To See You All There!

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NWMP Meeting! Friday, September 12th, 3pm-5pm

NWMP Meeting!

Friday September 12th 3pm-5pm—Come meet your fellow NWMP members at UniversalMac in their new space!


Meeting Agenda:

NWMP Business

  •         Future meeting planning
  •         Update on Database from Mike Ross

Recap on Adoption of a Code of Ethics/Best Practices

Presentations

  • Brian Best of Mac-MSP.com and longtime ACN members will be presenting his his product Gruntworks via GoToMeeting, a Managed Solutions Provider product.
  • Recap of Apple’s Special Event on Tuesday
    • iPhone 6
    • iWatch
    • iOS 8
    • 10.10-Yosemite

 If time permits

  • Tech recommendations: Share a favorite tech tip or a favorite app.

On-going tech problems: Share your most vexing ongoing problem. See if the membership can provide advice in solving it.

Happy Hour to follow!


Please RSVP as a courtesy to UniversalMac!

Click the button below or reply if you got this in your email and let us know that you can make it. RSVP’ing will allow UniversalMac to accurately account for those will will be able to attend.

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We hope to see you at the meeting!

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