Company takes center stage with ConfigMgr experts to discuss latest Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager advancements; Hosts CTO session with global technical services firm, AECOM

Seattle, WA – May 3, 2016 – Adaptiva, the market leader in smart scaling systems management, will reveal key Microsoft System Center Configuration (ConfigMgr) automation strategies at this year’s Midwest Management Summit (MMS) in Minneapolis, MN. Over the course of two conference sessions, the company will share best practices and real-world use cases that will cover practical skills for speeding software distribution using ConfigMgr. On the opening day of the Summit, Gary Walker, Adaptiva’s director of customer experience for North America, will join Jason Sandys and Kent Agerlund, two of the world’s foremost Configuration Manager experts, in an in-depth seminar on how to use Configuration Manager in the real world. The session will cover the changes in ConfigMgr Current Branch, how to build and maintain a solid ConfigMgr infrastructure, and how to manage Windows 10 operating system (OS) deployments.

Additionally, Adaptiva will host a CTO Talk with Steven Capper, global CTO of AECOM, who was chosen as CIO of the Year by Computing Magazine and Runner Up in the UK IT Awards CIO of the Year 2015-16. In this discussion, attendees will learn real-world examples of how to speed OS migrations and software deployments across the enterprise. The speakers will demonstrate some of the technologies, processes and scripts companies can use to provide an end-to-end, zero-touch operating system migration. Capper will also discuss the role that ConfigMgr plays in managing and automating AECOM’s 100,000+ person, globally distributed IT landscape.

“The key to systems management success lies in an enterprise’s ability to identify opportunities to maximize IT efficiencies,” said Jim Souders, chief operating officer, Adaptiva. “By employing best practices that streamline operations and increase automation, companies can unburden themselves from complex enterprise-wide system administration tasks, and reap the benefits of both cost and time savings. This is what we, at Adaptiva, enable each of our customers to accomplish.”

MMS is a three-day conference aimed at delivering technical training across all Microsoft System Center solutions. Conference attendees have the opportunity to explore current and upcoming releases, discover new features and technology trends, and discuss real-world challenges to success. The event offers training, demos and networking opportunities to a broad range of IT professionals, including Microsoft System Center partners, solutions architects and technical managers. Limited to only 600 attendees, this community-focused conference fosters a unique environment for collaboration around current industry direction.

Adaptiva MMS Session Details

“ConfigMgr Current Branch – Let’s Tame the Beast”

  • When: Monday, May 16, 2016, 1:00-5:00pm CT
  • Presenters: Jason Sandys and Kent Agerlund along with Gary Walker, Adaptiva Director of Customer Experience for North America

“CTO Talk: Tips & Tricks for Automating OS Migration and Software Distribution with AECOM & Adaptiva”

  • When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:00am-11:45am CT
  • Presenters: Dan Richings, Adaptiva Director of Customer Experience for Europe, and Steven Capper, AECOM Global CTO

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Attendees can also stop by Adaptiva’s booth to learn more about the newest features in OneSite 5.6 or visit

About Adaptiva

Adaptiva is a leading, global provider of IT systems management solutions that advance the power of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Founded in 2004 by the lead architect of Microsoft SMS 2003, Adaptiva enables IT professionals to securely speed enterprise-wide software deployments without adding costly servers or throttling network bandwidth. The company’s breakthrough peer-to-peer systems management technology uses intelligence, automation and bandwidth optimization techniques to distribute content faster than any other systems management solution available today. Adaptiva’s suite of smart scaling systems management products includes OneSite™ for rapid content distribution and management, Client Health™ for endpoint security, troubleshooting and remediation, and Green Planet™ for energy-efficient power management and patching. The company’s software is used by Fortune 500 companies and deployed on millions of devices in over 100 countries. Learn more at

About Midwest Management Summit

Midwest Management Summit is a three-day conference held by The Minnesota System Center User Group to explore all things Microsoft System Center. With just 600 attendees, this conference provides an intimate session environment to encourage learning and networking. This year, the conference will offer a wide variety of trainings, sessions, product demo’s, and networking opportunities.


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