September 2020: Jason Sandys (Microsoft) and Recast Software

By nick.moseley

Friday, September 25th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm MST (GMT-6)
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As IT professionals, we never get bogged down in the weeds – like Scott Stapp, we fully understand and embrace change with arms wide open.
Okay. we get it – change is hard, especially with everything we are tasked with as IT pros. Do you have a “friend” who still doesn’t fully grasp or maybe fears the convergence of Configuration Manager and Intune into Microsoft Endpoint Manager and wants to know more? What about a “friend” who wants to know more about tools that can be added to the Configuration Manager console to make your… err, we mean *their* day easier?”

Better Together!

Microsoft Endpoint Manager is the convergence of multiple tools, services, and products that all work “Better Together”. Cloud isn’t the enemy of on-premises, instead, they are completely complementary and are part of the better together vision and strategy that Microsoft has and is building into Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft Endpoint Manager will continue evolving and add new capabilities as well that are easy to implement and add value from the get go.

Jason is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for the Experience & Devices Customer Acceleration Team (CAT). Jason has 25+ years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries and extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things Windows, SMS, and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. Most of these 25 years were comprised of high-level consulting, helping customers with their Microsoft-centric projects. He is a co-author for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Unleashed, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed, a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed, and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft events, as well as various other community events and user-groups worldwide. Jason blogs at and was a Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP for nearly 12 years.


Recast Software presents:

Right Click Tools Tour + New Features

We guarantee you’ll learn something new.

Come get a deep dive into Right Click Tools including a tour of new features recently released, security and compliance dashboards, and our automation platform, all built into Configuration Manager. Plus, plenty of time for Q&A.What you will learn:

  • How Right Click Tools instantly surfaces common gaps as it relates to LAPS, BitLocker, Client Health, Active Directory, Software patches, known vulnerabilities and more. Plus, how you can quickly remediate any issues you find.
  • How Right Click Tools can increase your compliance while making you more productive.

Chris Muster is a former system administrator turned software developer. He is now the Chief Technology Officer at Recast Software with 6 years of experience leading the development efforts for Right Click Tools.

Recast Software, one of MEMUG’s 2020 Gold Sponsors, will be providing a giveaway to be raffled during their session.


Do You Want to Build a Home Lab?

Ever wanted to try something in ConfigMgr but weren’t sure if you were going to wreck your production environment? Want to test out new features, but you can’t get approval to upgrade to the latest ConfigMgr for another month? Want to try your hand at learning other things like building a domain controller or managing DNS?

None of this has to be scary and you can do most of it on a reasonable budget… in your own home! Join Nathan Ziehnert as he gives you a crash course in what you need to know: from picking hardware on the cheap to automated tools to simplify building your own personal ConfigMgr lab.

Nathan Ziehnert is a former MEM consultant turned Senior Infrastructure Engineer for a major bank. He has worked with ConfigMgr directly for 10 years now, but has been working and playing with computers ever since he could walk (even learned the alphabet on an old Atari). Nathan has a passion for helping others become more adventurous with the tools they use for their daily work.


MEMUG would like to thank our Gold Sponsors for 2020!

Recast Software creates tools used by hundreds of thousands of enterprise organizations worldwide, impacting millions of devices and (more importantly) the people who use them. Our mission is to be an integral part of how IT teams create highly secure and compliant environments, capable of handling technological change. We do this by integrating with existing IT infrastructure to provide deeper, more actionable insights, improved productivity, and powerful, scalable automation.
ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus redefines your experience with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). It integrates with the ConfigMgr server to automate patching of over 530 third-party updates across more than 330 applications. It also allows you to create, customize, and deploy third-party applications with ConfigMgr. Additionally, it offers 25 of the most essential utility tools, which are directly accessible from the ConfigMgr console for an optimal user experience.
Let us handle the tedious work of packaging, testing, deploying, and troubleshooting application updates in your ConfigMgr or Intune environment. Easily extend Microsoft Endpoint Manager to deploy and update over third-party applications within your enterprise.

Save time, money, and stay secure by automating the publishing of third-party updates to your environment. Setup only takes minutes. All subscriptions include free in-house support and setup calls!