Configuration Manager and the Cloud - 31st March 2016

Join WMUG on the day for System Center Configuration Manager and on-premise\off-premise Cloud sessions.

Thursday, 31st March 2016.

Featuring three (3) Microsoft MVP's, Robert Marshall (EM), Gerry Hampson (EM) and Sam Erskine (CDM), alongside the WMUG team, guest speakers and our event sponsor, Flexera Software.

The agenda will be as follows:

Time Subject Speaker
09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:20 Welcome from WMUG WMUG Team Brief introduce to the User Group, who we are, and our goals for the year
09:30 System Center with Flexera Software Paul Hossack Overview of Flexera Software products and features
10:30 High Availability in Configuration Manager with Management Point replicas Paul Winstanley Let's stop panicking about single point of failure with our site servers and do something about it
11:15 On-premise Mobile Device Management with Configuration Manager Gerry Hampson EM MVP - WMUG Team Walk through showing how to configure the solution
12:45 Servicing Configuration Manager Robert Marshall EM MVP - WMUG Team Considerations around the new servicing model for ConfigMgr
13:30 OMS - Take the guess work out of Software Update Management Sam Erskine CDM MVP

How can OMS help with Software Updates Management and a whole lot more. Sam, serial author and speaker will share how, and you can do this with no infrastructure change

14:15 Managing Windows 10 in a cloud only model Matt White - WMUG Team  
15:15 BranchCache/BITS/PeerCache best practices for Configuration Manager Phil Wilcock - 2pint Consultant The "slow lane" for content management better described
16:00 Questions for speakers & open discussion All Open mic for the audience to pick discussion points with the speakers
16:45 Thanks and giveaways
17:10 Close

The event is completely FREE to you including refreshments and lunch, courtesy of our sponsor for the day Flexera. Please note that registrants Name and Email address will be provided to the Sponsor, please do let us know if this is an issue for you. We view providing your details as a small token of gratitude towards the Sponsor, which enables the event to be free.

Flexera Software is the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises. Their next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance.

We also have an open questions session back by popular demand, and of course some giveaways for those who make it to the end of the day.

So what are you waiting for? Register now! There are limited seats available, and as always, we expect these to fill up quickly. Don't delay or you may be disappointed. If you book and are unable to attend, please do cancel your booking via the event page so that others may take up the opportunity, thank you.

Venue location


2 Kingdom Street,


W2 6BD

About the speakers:


Paul Hossack - Paul is our sponsor guest speaker for this event, and will give us a demo of Flexera Software product offerings. Paul has been securing networks since 2007. A seasoned project leader and encryption specialist, and most recently hardware firewall adept, Paul is an expert in his field. Now working with Flexera Software (formerly Secunia) he brings his skills to vulnerability defence.

Paul Winstanley - Independent contractor with 20+ years experience. 7 years specialised in Configuration Manager and Enterprise Client Management. Also a CGJam Contributor and Pi enthusiast who regularly teaches kids in his spare time.

Gerry Hampson - Senior Consultant Engineer with Ergo Group based in Dublin. Recently awarded his first MVP in Enterprise Client Management through his awesome work on and Microsoft TechNet forums.

Robert Marshall - Owner and Senior Consultant at London based Consultancy SMSMarshall Ltd, specialists in ConfigMgr. Microsoft EM MVP in Configuration Manager since 2009, and WMUG founder in 2006.

Sam Erskine- Samuel is our guest speaker, a CDM MVP, and an independent IT consultant and trainer, specializing in System Center and MS Cloud technologies. He is the content designer and lead author of several Microsoft System Center Cookbooks, and co-author of two System Center Unleashed books.

Phil Wilcock - Phil is our guest speaker, and has been in IT for a long time. Some would say too long. He started life as a farmer, ended up managing a huge Moo-Cow database (the DB was large not the cows), worked for Bill Gates for a while, co-founded, went back to farming for a few years, trained as a Butcher and is now Director at 2pint Software, a specialist in Configuration Manager and presenter.