July 2015 MEMUG

By nick.moseley

Friday July 24th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm MST

Presentation by Jason Sandys, Microsoft MVP

Many thanks to Secunia for sponsoring this month’s user group!  As part of Jason’s session on ConfigMgr, we will also get a demo of the Secunia product for ConfigMgr, which helps to secure the enterprise.



While not a tool designed specifically for network or enterprise security, Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 can certainly be used as part of an overall strategy in securing an environment (large or small). With the rise of publicly disclosed breaches, “security” should be at the top of every IT engineer’s and administrator’s list because everyone is either part of the solution or is part of the problem. This session will explore what’s built into ConfigMgr to help secure an environment and will also present some semi-custom solutions, ideas, and options (including leveraging other tools) that can make ConfigMgr a valuable tool in the fight to secure an environment against those evil-doers.

Managing Third Party Updates with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager: Attend this session and learn tips and tricks on how to solve the daily challenges around patching your environment with Microsoft and non-Microsoft updates. We will outline best practices and demonstrate how to effectively patch 3rd party applications in System Center Configuration Manager.


Jason Sandys, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is a Principal Consultant for Catapult Systems LLC, with 20+ years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a co-author for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2014) and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2014), a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences, as well as various other events and user-groups worldwide. Jason blogs at blog.configmgrftw.com and is active in the online support community.

Meaghan McKeown, Director, North America, Secunia: Meaghan has been with Secunia since 2009, currently as Director for North America.  She started at the Secunia headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and moved to Minneapolis, MN in January 2013 to help launch the first North American office.  Prior to Secunia, Meaghan conducted project management and sales within the media industry.  She graduating from American University in Washington DC with a Bachelors in BA – Economics of Developing Countries, and completed an Executive MBA at Copenhagen’s AVT Business school in 2012.

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