The Windows Management User Group (WMUG), was formed in March 2006 by IT Systems Management professionals passionate about everything to do with managing the Windows platform.
The primary goal of the group is to simply bring together other like-minded Professionals to share hints, tips and experiences.
We will be arranging regular meetings at various locations across the UK so we can meet as many people face to face to talk about Windows Management tools and procedures, get problems answered, and allow you to get advice from industry leaders, specialists and product vendors.
If you would like to join us, then feel free to sign up here. Joining WMUG by creating an account on this site gives us the opportunity to email you when an event is scheduled, and it also allows you to fully participate in any of the site activities taking place.
So, who are the guys behind WMUG?
I've pretty much dedicated the last handful of years on SMS, but i come from a varied and deeply technical background in computing. It all began with a ZX80 back when I was 13/14 years old. I was instantly hooked. I like to think my "Golden years" where programming 68000 assembler for the Commodore A500. I had so much fun with that system and its custom chipsets, writing demo's and stuff. That machine was way beyond it's time. I moved to a PC, tried Assembler there but who wants to address memory in a non-linear fashion? urgh it put me off so i ended up tinkering with Turbo Pascal and Visual Basic then gave up programming all-together and instead focused on Microsoft desktop\server technologies. Unfortunately my l33t programming skillz(TM) fell to the wayside, replaced by Scripting skillz(TM) when I need to get something done.
My blog is here. But be warned, if you’re the type looking for constant technical content you'll be partly disappointed by the content on my blog, as I switch from technical to non-technical on a regular basis. If you need technical content go visit slashdot.org, or the IEEE website ;-)
A master of understatement, and an initial founder of WMUG in 2006, I like to share, learn and enjoy SMS (now known as ConfigMgr) with others.
I have been working with SMS since the good old 1.2 days (over 10 years), at present I work for a large bank where I am lucky enough to be responsible for the global support of multiple SMS hierarchies spanning multiple domains, great fun ! for some reason I also get all the MOM problems as well.
Peter Egerton - Microsoft System Center Consultant
I've been working professionally in IT since 2000 working with my main focus being installation and support of Microsoft Windows and all the technologies that go with that. I've been working with Microsoft System Center technologies since 2008 and currently specialise in Configuration Manager. You'll mostly find me up and down the UK working with enterprise customers designing and deploying solutions for Windows server, Windows client, SQL and System Center which gives me good insight into what companies want and it also allows me to pick up plenty of top tips along the way. I try to share those such tips through my work with WMUG.Follow my blogFollow my twitter feed at @PeterEgerton
Paul Winstanley - System Center Consultant
I am Yorkshire-born London based contractor with 20 years of IT experience and have spent the last 6 years specialising in SCCM 2007/2012 deployments and advising clients how to use SCCM effectively within their environment. My most recent challenges have involved Windows 7 migrations in both physical and virtual environments. I've spent the last 12 months building up my online presence on what was originally a self help blog for myself, the SCCMentor blog. You can catch me on Twitter or helping out others on the Technet ConfigMgr 2012 forum