Rod Trent

Senior Executive Editor, Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro; Engagement Director,
Penton Technology, Penton

Rod Trent is the Senior Executive Editor for Penton Technology's Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Share Point Pro, Dev Pro Connections and He is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center and Cloud technologies and has more than 25 years of IT experience. Rod has written many books, thousands of articles, and speaks at various conferences and user groups. His professional focus is evangelizing technical community on the web and in person. Rod was a Microsoft MVP for 10 years and is a charter member of the Dell TechCenter Rockstar program. He's an avid gadget fan, a die-hard old television show and cartoon buff, a health and exercise freak, comic book aficionado, and a part-time missionary to the Chinese people. Follow Rod on Twitter

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HP and Microsoft Partner on Enterprise Mobility Suite, Skype for Business, Windows 10
Building on a recent agreement to offer Office 365 as an HP service delivery, HP is adding the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to its services portfolio.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Admits Problem with MS15-032, Plans to Investigate 1
There's a known problem with April's cumulative update for Internet Explorer.
Short Takes: April 24, 2015 1
An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: iOS Office pranks, humanity's last stand, the quickening of Windows 10, who makes what and why at Microsoft, demolition dinero, German booty call, and Comcast finds a way to make TimeWarner customers happy.
Microsoft Recommends Waiting for Fixed Version of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1
The SQL team at Microsoft has offered new information about the forthcoming, fixed version of SP1 for SQL Server 2014, along with an apology.
Free eBook on System Center Operations Manager
A new eBook is available to help experienced Operations Manager administrators improve infrastructure operations and monitoring.
John Savill's Latest Book Release: Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services
A new book, Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services, is available for those wanting to enhance their professional acumen on the Microsoft Cloud.
Three Sysinternals Tools Improved: Sysmon, Autoruns, and RegJump
Three Sysinternals utilities have been updated, providing new enhancements to Sysmon, Autoruns, and RegJump.
Happy 2nd Patch Tuesday for April 2015 3
Microsoft is set to release 34 new and modified updates through Windows Update today, marking the 2nd time this month patch admins will have to test and approve patches.
Patch Tuesday: WSUS Fails to Sync April Updates
Some customers are reporting WSUS sync problems with the April 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Quietly Releases Fixed KB2553428?
Microsoft may have quietly rereleased KB2553428 to fix some reported issues.
SQL Server 2014 SP1 Being Retooled, Will Rerelease in "Weeks"
SQL Server 2014 SP1 was quickly pulled due to installation problems. Microsoft needs a few weeks to get it fixed.
The IT Pro Weekly Wrap-up for April 17, 2015
Each week we wrap up all the best and popular content from our family of technology sites, including WindowsITPro, Supersite, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, and We produce a lot of valuable information daily and weekly and if you blink you'll probably miss something important. So, this is our way of making sure you get the most for your loyal readership in a quick and easily consumable fashion.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Explains the Windows 10 Upgrade Plumbing Delivered in April's Releases 4
If you're wondering exactly what Microsoft provided this month in the Windows Update upgrades, here's the answer.
Google Gives Windows XP Users a Chrome Reprieve
Google has extended its support for Chrome running on Windows XP.
Eastbound and Up: Highest IT Salaries Are Not Where You Might Think
April 24, 2015

Thanks for the heads-up! Fixed.

Happy 2nd Patch Tuesday for April 2015
April 21, 2015

Go to 1:18 in the video...

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Explains the Windows 10 Upgrade Plumbing Delivered in April's Releases
April 17, 2015

I suspect, as we get closer, MSFT will detail registry modifications and GPO settings to disable it or change the frequency.

Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 4: Monitor Sync Issues
March 27, 2015

My connections are solid and I've not heard that issues from anyone else.

The Tale of Two Windows 10 Browsers
March 26, 2015

Microsoft has alluded to a few "things." First, it will "just work" with the web - Microsoft's words. Secondly, it will sport a new UI. And, third, it will support plugins...

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